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The Coroner's Lunch (Dr. Siri Paiboun Series #1)
     

The Coroner's Lunch (Dr. Siri Paiboun Series #1)

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by Colin Cotterill
 

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ISBN-10: 1569474184

ISBN-13: 9781569474181

Pub. Date: 11/01/2005

Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated

In humor and insight, a match for Precious Ramotswe.

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In humor and insight, a match for Precious Ramotswe.

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ISBN-13:
9781569474181
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Dr. Siri Paiboun Series , #1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
4.99(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Coroner's Lunch (Dr. Siri Paiboun Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Colin Cotterill's books are such fun, full of intrigue and excitement, rich in character development and well-written too. Such a combination from an author is rare indeed. Having spent some time in Asia, I am thrilled with his clear and humorous insights in the Laotian culture. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The character of Siri is fascinating and oh-so-human, and his perspective on the history and development of this country are eye-opening. I have read three of the well-written books of this series, and I have enjoyed all of them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very amusing from start to finish.Quite the different plot,and character choice,but i enjoyed that very much.Soon i shall read the next book in the series.I really hope the next one is just as enjoyable!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any physician who's worked for a large federal bureaucracy can find some consolation in Siri's experiences with the Laotian Communist Party. Plus, it's an original picture of a completely different culture.
Frisbeesage More than 1 year ago
The Coroner's Lunch is the first in a mystery series set in 1970's Laos. The Communist party has assigned the position of national coroner to 72 year old Dr. Siri. Siri is looking forward to a long, easy retirement when this posting, for which he has no knowledge or experience, comes through. Paired with a nurse who is obsessed with gossip magazines and a half-wit who knows the procedures better than both of them, he must solve some of the nation's most complicated, political, and perplexing deaths. He is both helped and terrifyingly hindered by the ghosts that appear to him and seem to have demands all their own. The Coroner's Lunch is a satisfyingly exotic mystery, fast-paced, filled with likeable characters, historical detail, and a touch of the afterlife. Cotterill manages to give everything with a lightly satirical touch that keeps the story entertaining. I look forward to many more in this series! I listened to the audio version of The Coroner's Lunch deftly narrated by Clive Chafer. He portrays the dry humor of Dr. Siri to a tee, bringing him to life. This is an audio that improves on the written version.
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SFlibres More than 1 year ago
Superbly written, and hauntingly stays with you well after you've finished reading the book. Have already decided to read the others in this series. Reader is transported to a completely unfamiliar country with likeable and believable characters. Plot is fascinating!
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pedsfs More than 1 year ago
Enjoy the triumph of medicine over mediocrity.
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