The Coroner's Lunch
First edition cover
|15 December 2004|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|LC Class||PR6053.O778 C67 2004|
|Followed by||Thirty-Three Teeth |
Despite a total lack of training, an utter dearth of experience and a complete absence of inclination, Dr. Siri Paiboun has just been appointed state coroner for the Lao People's Democratic Republic. It's 1976, the royal family has been deposed, the professional classes have fled and the communists have taken over. And 72-year-old Siri - a communist for convenience and a wry old reprobate by nature - has got the coroner's job because he's the only doctor left in Laos.
But when the wife of a Party leader is wheeled into the morgue and the bodies of tortured Vietnamese soldiers start bobbing to the surface of a Laotian lake, all eyes turn to the new coroner. Faced with official cover-ups and an emerging international crisis, Siri will be forced to enlist old friends, tribal shamans, forensic deduction, spiritual acumen and some good old-fashioned sleuthing before he can discover quite what's going on...
- "Dr. Siri Paiboun by Colin Cotterill - Series List - FictionDB". fictiondb. Retrieved 27 November 2009.