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Disco for the Departed

by Colin Cotterill

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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Another outing for the sleuthing pathologist, Dr Siri. The great thing about these novels is the old fashioned crime solving, mixed with a  little of Dr Siri’s supernatural skills, and the humour  despite the nasty business of murder. All set against the beautiful backdrop of Laos this series moves from strength to strength.

 

Dr Siri Paiboun series:
1. The Coroner's Lunch
2. Thirty-Three Teeth
3. Disco for the Departed
4. Anarchy and Old Dogs
5. Curse of the Pogo Stick

6. The Merry Misogynist

Disco for the Departed Synopsis

Dr Siri Paiboun may be in his seventy-third year, but he's still as sturdy as a jungle boar - and as crafty as one. Reluctant coroner to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, he's been despatched to the country's mountainous north where the sudden appearance of a mummified arm protruding from a concrete path laid in front of the President's new mansion has caused an understandable degree of embarrassment. Dr Siri's disinterment and autopsy of the body attached to the arm provide some grisly surprises but it is his gifts as a shaman that put the septuagenarian doctor on the trail of the killer.

As Siri and his team close in, they must tackle a marriage proposal, brave the perils of the life on the open road, and come face-to-face with a horrific sacrificial ritual. Is it any wonder Dr Siri takes up disco dancing?

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ISBN: 9781847245854
Publication date: 02/10/2008
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847245854
Publication date: 2nd October 2008
Author: Colin Cotterill
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Colin Cotterill

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; ...

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