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The coroner's lunch

Author: Colin Cotterill
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Most of the educated class has fled, but Dr. Siri Paiboun, a Paris-trained doctor whose late wife had been an ardent Communist, remains. And so this 72-year-old physician is appointed state coroner, despite the fact that he has no training or even supplies to use in performing his new task. What he does have is curiosity and integrity. At his age he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Cotterill
ISBN: 1569473765 9781569473764 9781569474181 1569474184
OCLC Number: 54960595
Description: 257 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: People's Democratic Republic of Laos, October 1976 1 --
1 Vientiane, Two Weeks Later 3 --
2 Comrade Kham's Wife 26 --
3 The Boatman's Requiem 62 --
4 Tran the Elder 71 --
5 The Chicken Counter 79 --
6 Autopsy Envy 95 --
7 The Pathological Rebel 101 --
8 A Little Fishing Trip 105 --
9 Assassination 113 --
10 To Khamuan by Yak 123 --
11 The Exorcist's Assistant 146 --
12 A Fear of Landing 161 --
13 Time to Kill 165 --
14 The Hairdresser's Bruise 179 --
15 Succubus Terminal 191 --
16 Death by Intercourse 194 --
17 The Disappearing Room 202 --
18 A Hospital Without Doctors 210 --
19 Talking to Dead People 217 --
20 How to Miss the That Luang Festival 224 --
21 The Other Case 236 --
22 Thrice Dead 241 --
23 The Dead Coroner's Lunch 245 --
24 Just When You Think It's All Over... 254.
Responsibility: Colin Cotterill.
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The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Most of the educated class has fled, but Dr. Siri Paiboun, a Paris-trained doctor whose late wife had been an ardent Communist, remains. And so this 72-year-old physician is appointed state coroner, despite the fact that he has no training or even supplies to use in performing his new task. What he does have is curiosity and integrity. At his age he is not about to let a bunch of ignorant bureaucrats dictate to him. One of his first cases involves three bodies recovered from a reservoir, but Dr. Siri establishes that the cause of death was not drowning. These men seem to have been electrocuted, perhaps tortured, and they also seem to be Vietnamese, which could have international repercussions. And then there is the inexplicable death of a Party bigwig's equally important wife. She collapsed and died at a banquet. But Dr. Siri doesn't think her death was from natural causes. In the course of his investigations, Dr. Siri must travel to his birthplace, a Hmong village he has not visited for more than 60 years, where he makes a profound discovery, not only about the motive for several murders, but about himself.

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