The next instalment in the Dr Siri series see’s the horrific murders of young newlywed brides being killed on their honeymoons. Dr Siri’s team set about discovering who is responsible. Another great story from the constantly entertaining, and slightly eccentric Cotterill.
Somebody in Laos is wooing and wedding country girls - and then killing them on honeymoon and binding their bodies to trees. The horror of what this monster does to his victims appals Dr Siri and his morgue team and they vow revenge. But they're distracted by the disappearance of itinerant Crazy Rajid. Siri has been getting premonitions that he's in danger. A trail of elaborate clues and remarkable disclosures about the Indian's past lead them to Vientiane's most ancient temple - and a terrible discovery.
'Cotterill's novels have richer plots than Alexander McCall Smith's African detective stories, but the same comic charm'
'Witty dialogue and engaging characters, especially the irrepressible Siri, who becomes more lovable with each appearance. The combination of humour, social commentary and a clever mystery make this one of the most enjoyable books I've read all year'
Publication date: 29/04/2010
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||29th April 2010|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, 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