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ISBN13: 9781569479612
ISBN10: 1569479615
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Publisher Comments:

Praise for the Dr. Siri series:

The consistently fine characterizations of the entire cast are matched by a tightly constructed plot.--Booklist

Glimpses of everyday life in Laos will appeal to those readers curious about a culture unfamiliar to most Americans.--Publishers Weekly

Three young Laotian women have died of fencing sword wounds. Each of them had studied abroad in an Eastern bloc country. Before he can complete his investigation, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by an all-expenses-paid trip. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he is imprisoned, beaten, and threatened with death. The Khmer Rouge is relentless, and it is touch and go for the dauntless, seventy-four-year-old national--and only--coroner of Laos.

Colin Cotterill was born in London in 1952 and taught and trained teachers around the world before settling in Thailand. He spent several years in Laos, initially with UNESCO, before he moved on to become involved in child protection in the region and set up a non-governmental organization in Phuket. He later moved on to ECPAT, an international organization combating child prostitution and pornography. Colin writes and illustrates full time, and lives in Chumphon on the Gulf of Thailand with his wife, Jessi, and a bunch of dogs. He is a Dilys Award winner.

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Synopsis:

Three young Laotian women have died of fencing sword wounds. Each of them had studied abroad in an Eastern bloc country. Before he can complete his investigation, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by an all-expenses-paid trip. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he is imprisoned, beaten, and threatened with death. The Khmer Rouge is relentless, and it is touch and go for the dauntless, seventy-four-year-old national—and only—coroner of Laos.

About the Author

Colin Cotterill, author of six previous books in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series, lives in Chumphon, Thailand, with his wife. His books have been Book Sense Picks, and he won the Dilys Award for Thirty-Three Teeth as well as a Crime Writers' Association Library Dagger.

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voxdigital2, February 23, 2012 (view all comments by voxdigital2)
Colin Cotterill has created something truly new and different with his Dr. Siri Paiboun series of mysteries, which are set in Laos in the late 1970s, Dr. Siri is an elderly former revolutionary who has been pressed into service as the young country's only coroner. He and his colorful colleagues are reluctantly drawn into cases involving murders, violent and otherwise. Unexpected visitations from the spirit world confuse yet ultimately provide vital clues that lead to solutions and justice. In Love Songs From a Shallow Grave, Dr. Siri travels to Cambodia where much is hidden from visitors. From our 21st-century perrspective, we certainly know the horrors that await the doctor when he wanders away from his "official" meetingplace. This novel is funny and heartwarming, yet Cotterill pulls no punches in his depiction of the Khmer Rouge atrocities. I highly reccommend this 8-book series, the first of which is The Coroner's Lunch. Fans of Alexander McCall Smith and authors of other mysteries set in exotic locales will enjoy discovering this series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781569479612
Author:
Cotterill, Colin
Publisher:
Soho Crime
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
laos;mystery;fiction;crime;cambodia;coroner;fencing
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.9 x 0.86 in 0.5375 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Three young Laotian women have died of fencing sword wounds. Each of them had studied abroad in an Eastern bloc country. Before he can complete his investigation, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by an all-expenses-paid trip. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he is imprisoned, beaten, and threatened with death. The Khmer Rouge is relentless, and it is touch and go for the dauntless, seventy-four-year-old national—and only—coroner of Laos.
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