The Coroner's Lunch: A Dr Siri Murder Mystery

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Quercus Publishing, Dec 7, 2007 - Fiction - 271 pages
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Life has taken a funny turn for Siri Paiboun. After years in obscurity, his country needs him. He is to be their only coroner. Because he's the only doctor left.

It's not as flattering as it could be, and when one of the leaders' wives turns up in his hot, shabby, smelly morgue, and he's expected to solve her murder, things take a turn for the worse. He has no experience, training or equipment to speak of, and his only hope are his two trusty assistants - neither of whom know anything either - and his own mental resources.

As if this weren't enough, the tortured bodies of several soldiers start floating to the surface of a lake and this second case is even more politically charged than his first. Only Siri's wit, charm and sense of the ridiculous will get him through this

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User Review  - EadieB - LibraryThing

Book Description: Laos, 1975. The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner. Although he has no ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pmaurer - LibraryThing

Tale about the 72 year old ME in Laos, adjusting to the realities of life after the revolution. Lots of quirky characters (including recently dead folks), leading to Siri solving the mystery of a ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Colin Cotterill was born in London. He has taught in Australia, the USA and Japan and lived for many years in Laos where he worked for nongovernmental social service organizations. He now writes full-time and lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Colin won the 2009 CWA Dagger in the Library Award for his Dr Siri series.

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