Another wonderful, whimsical, humorous and magical tale featuring an ancient chief coroner of Laos in the 1970s and his bunch of eccentric colleagues, here with a plot to overthrow the government to be thwarted. He has won this year’s Crime Writers Association ‘Body in the Library’ award for the whole series which, although each book is complete in itself, if you start at the beginning you get the characters’ development which adds to the pleasure.
When a blind, retired dentist is run down by a logging truck as he crosses the road to post a letter, Dr Siri Paiboun, official and only coroner of Laos, finds himself faced with his most explosive case yet. The dentist's mortal remains aren't nearly as intriguing as the letter in his pocket. Written in invisible ink and encrypted, the letter presents Dr Siri with an irresistible challenge.
Enlisting the help of his old friend, Civilai, now a senior member of the Laos politburo; Nurse Dtui ('Fatty'); Phosy, a police officer; and, Aunt Bpoo, a transvestite fortune-teller, Dr Siri soon finds himself on the trail of an international plot to overthrow the government of Laos.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Publication date: 07/05/2009
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||7th May 2009|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Colin Cotterill was born in London and trained as a teacher and set off on a world tour that didn't ever come to an end. He worked as a Physical Education instructor in Israel, a primary school teacher in Australia, a counselor for educationally handicapped adults in the US, and a university lecturer in Japan. But the greater part of his latter years has been spent in Southeast Asia. Colin has taught and trained teachers in Thailand and on the Burmese border. He spent several years in Laos, initially with UNESCO and wrote and produced a forty-programme language teaching series; ...More About Colin Cotterill