Disco for the Departed

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Knopf Canada, Aug 7, 2007 - Mystery fiction - 256 pages
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Dr. Siri Paiboun, reluctant national coroner of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, is summoned to a remote location in the mountains of Huaphan Province, where for years the leaders of the current government had hidden out in caves, waiting to assume power. Now, as a major celebration of the new regime is scheduled to take place, an arm is found protruding from the concrete walk that had been laid from the President’s former cave hideout to his new house beneath the cliffs. Dr. Siri is ordered to supervise the disinterment of the body attached to the arm, identify the corpse and discover how he died.

The autopsy provides some surprises but it is his gift as a shaman that enables the seventy-two-year old doctor to discover why the victim was buried alive and, eventually, the identity of his killer.


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Colin Cotterill is a good writer. - Goodreads
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Review: Disco For The Departed (Dr. Siri Paiboun #3)

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I enjoyed this book less than the others in the series. Colin Cotteril is a good writer - better than many mystery genre writers - but this entry goes overboard on the supernatural element. In fact ... Read full review

Review: Disco For The Departed (Dr. Siri Paiboun #3)

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For mystery genre fans: Highly recommend the entire series! Read full review

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Contents

Guesthouse Number One
1
The RedTag Bag Room
13
A Restaurant with No Food
21
Concrete Man
31
The Missing Moron
39
The Amateur Interpreter of English 51
50
The Cave of the Dead
63
Divine Impotence
77
A Thoroughly Decent Proposal
125
Behind the Teak Wardrobe
139
The Small Blue Peugeot
147
Mrs Nuts Goes Home 157
156
Laoness
173
The White Negro
185
Autopsy of the Pink Orchid
197
Friendship Cooperation and Dengue Fever 209
208

A Wart on the Hog
96
The MillionSpider Elvis Suit 109
108
The Plimsoll Pirouettes
231
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Colin Cotterill was born in London in 1952. He has taught in Australia, the U.S. and Japan, and has lived in Thailand, on the Burmese border and in Laos. He lives in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand.


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