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Slash and Burn A Dr Siri Murder Mystery by Colin Cotterill
  

Slash and Burn A Dr Siri Murder Mystery

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Slash and Burn A Dr Siri Murder Mystery by Colin Cotterill

Dr Siri's bagged himself a holiday: an all-expenses-paid trip to the northern mountains of Laos. What's more, through a bit of skilful bartering (well, blackmail) he has wangled it so that his nearest and dearest may accompany him. They are to assist a US-funded search for a lost CIA pilot - Boyd Bowry - missing since his aircraft was downed in 1968. But Siri's not taking the search too seriously, as he strongly suspects that when the helicopter exploded, the pilot followed suit. However, just hours into the trip, it becomes apparent that ulterior motives are at work within the group. And Siri's suspicions are confirmed when those associated with the airman start dropping like the insects that frequent his country. Siri and co are caught up in something big: something that goes way back, and way over their heads. And, if this wasn't bad enough, a psychic of unquestionable repute then informs Siri that he will shortly die: in 'a day or two', to be precise.

Reviews

'This is exuberant stuff, delivered with Cotterill's usual panache'
Good Book Guide

. * Good Book Guide * 'Terrifically beguiling detective novels steeped in local colour and history
New York Times

. * New York Times * 'The stories are expertly plotted, the characters are superbly drawn and the setting is as authentic as it is colourful
Mail on Sunday

. * Mail on Sunday * 'Colin Cotterill's hero is an absolute diamond
Daily Telegraph

. * Daily Telegraph * 'Another enjoyable episode in the adventurous life of this coroner
Irish Independent

. * Irish Independent *


About the Author

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; English By Accident, for Thai national television.

All the while, Colin continued with his two other passions; cartooning and writing. He contributed regular columns for the Bangkok Post but had little time to write. It wasn't until his work with trafficked children that he found himself sufficiently stimulated to put together his first novel, The Night Bastard (Suk's Editions. 2000).

Colin is married and lives in a fishing community on the Gulf of Siam with his wife, Jessi, and two very annoying dogs.

Author photo © Roy Hamric

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Book Info

Publication date

29th March 2012

Author

Colin Cotterill

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Author's Website

www.colincotterill.com/

Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781780870960

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