The Coroner's Lunch (Dr Siri Paiboun Mystery 1)
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Cover: ‘Richer plots that Alexander McCall Smith’s African detective stories, but the same comic charm. Sunday Times
In Laos in the year 1976, the royal family has been deposed and the Communists have taken over. Despite a total lack of training experience and inclination, Dr Siri Paiboun has just been appointed State Coroner for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. . .because he’s the only doctor left in Laos.
But when the wife of a Party Leader is wheeled into the morgue, the bodies of tortured Vietnamese soldiers start bobbing to the surface of a Laotian lake, and an international crisis looms. . .all eyes turn to the new coroner
Praise for Thirty-Three Teeth
‘The National coroner of Laos is an endearing, energetic seventy-something, with a lively sense of humour… Fascinating background, engaging characters and witty dialogue’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
‘Cotterill writes in a wonderfully wry, witty way that leaves me laughing out loud and wanting more’ OXFORD TIMES
‘A very welcome follow up the The Coronor’s Lunch, bringing back the delightful cast of characters. . . entertaining and very witty’ TANGLED WEB
THE CORONER'S LUNCH (Dr. Siri Paiboun #1) by COLIN COTTERILL (2004) | ISBN: 9781847241962 (UK pb) | Publisher: Quercus
I'm happy to note that as of August 2017, when THE RAT CATCHER’S OLYMPICS is to be published, the Dr. Siri Paiboun series shall number 12! So lots more enjoyment to come - Yay!
Actually I have a number of release project ideas for this but until I settle on one I will make it ‘Available’ in case another bookcrosser is searching for it.
With a charmingly light and deliciously subversive turn of humour Cotterill introduces us to the life and work of Dr Siri Paiboun, from his shocked introduction into the role of State Coroner . . . OK – small hic-up here I haven’t finessed my reading notes so will have to return and add them once complete!
Posted Wednesday 6th December in Plumb-crazy’s World of Crime Book Box, I look forward to the next readers thoughts with an eager ear, erm, sort of metaphorically speaking!
Returning to the 2019 World of Crime bookbox.