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THE CORONER'S LUNCH (DR SIRI PAIBOUN MYSTERY 1) - COLIN COTTERILL
THE CORONER'S LUNCH (DR SIRI PAIBOUN MYSTERY 1)
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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 training for the job, there is no one else; the rest of the educated class has fled. He is expected to come up... show more
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 training for the job, there is no one else; the rest of the educated class has fled. He is expected to come up with the answers the party wants. But crafty and charming Dr.Siri is immune to bureaucratic pressure. At his age, he reasons, what can they do to him? And he knows he cannot fail the dead who come into his care without risk of incurring their boundless displeasure. Eternity could be a long time to have the spirits mad at you.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781847241962 (1847241964)
ASIN: 1847241964
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie rated it
3.0 “The Coroner’s Lunch” by Colin Cotterill – audio book – original, exotic but convincing crime story
A friend recommended "The Coroner's Lunch" as the start of a series I might be interested in. I'm glad she did, otherwise the idea of a 72-year-old coroner in Laos in 1975, immediately after the communist revolution, would not have struck me as my sort of thing and I would have missed out on meeting...
Warwick
Warwick rated it
I came to this more from an interest in Laos than a particular love of crime fiction. But still, I was a little disappointed. The characters are nicely-drawn, but the setting never really came alive for me, and Cotterill is a bit heavy-handed in some of the descriptions and dialogues. A middle se...
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