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Dr. Siri Paiboun Series

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Dr. Siri Paiboun, a French-trained physician, is the national coroner of Laos. The series is set in the mid-1970s.
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Book 1
The Coroner's Lunch
Colin Cotterill - 2015-04-07 (first published in 2004)
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Travel to Laos in 1978 with the unlikely national coroner, Dr. Siri Paiboun. With an underfunded lab, incompetent boss, and quirky staff, Siri's days are frustrating but his humor helps him through. When a prominent politician's wife is brought in, Siri suspects foul play and delves into government secrets, spying neighbors, and Hmong shamans to uncover the truth. Join Siri and his team in this thrilling mystery as they navigate dangerous obstacles to balance the will of the party and the will of the dead.
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Book 2
Thirty-Three Teeth
Colin Cotterill - 2006-08-01 (first published in 2005)
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Join Dr. Siri Paiboun, the national coroner of Laos, as he tries to unravel the mysterious murders taking place in the new Communist paradise. Despite being untrained, Dr. Siri uses his outstanding qualification for the role - curiosity. The spirits of the dead even guide him along the way. Follow Dr. Siri as he performs autopsies and solves a series of murders involving bear bites, a government official running through a window, and charred bodies from a crashed helicopter. All is not what it seems in this thrilling and intriguing read.
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Book 3
Disco for the Departed
Colin Cotterill - 2006-09-12
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Travel to the remote mountains of Huaphan Province with Dr. Siri Paiboun, the reluctant national coroner of Laos, in this riveting mystery. Tasked with discovering the identity of a body attached to an arm found protruding from a concrete walkway, Dr. Siri navigates the secrets and politics of a government reeling from a changing of the guard. Delve into the world of Dr. Siri in this thrilling, unconventional whodunit.
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Book 4
Anarchy And Old Dogs
Colin Cotterill - 2007-08-01
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In Anarchy and Old Dogs, Dr. Siri Paiboun must use his wits and a team of unlikely allies to solve the mystery of a letter found on the body of a blind retired dentist killed by a logging truck. The letter is written in code and invisible ink, describing chess moves unlike any Siri has seen before. With the help of unlikely friends, including a transvestite fortune-teller, Siri unravels the mystery and foils a plot to overthrow the government of Laos.
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Book 5
Curse Of The Pogo Stick
Colin Cotterill - 2008-07-01
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Laos' national coroner Dr. Siri is kidnapped by 7 Hmong villagers to exorcise a demon possessing a young girl, and lift the curse of a pogo stick. Nurse Dtui saves others from a booby-trapped corpse intended for Dr. Siri. From award-winning author Colin Cotterill comes the latest in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series.
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Book 6
The Merry Misogynist
Colin Cotterill - 2009-08-01
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In "The Merry Misogynist," Dr. Siri Paiboun investigates a series of murders in which women are being tied to trees and strangled. As he delves deeper into the case, he discovers that even elderly women, like himself, are at risk. This sixth installment of the Dr. Siri Paiboun mystery series will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
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Book 7
Love Songs From A Shallow Grave
Colin Cotterill - 2010-08-01
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In Love Songs From A Shallow Grave, Dr. Siri Paiboun investigates the murders of three young women who were all tied to Europe. But before he can solve the case, he is sent on a diplomatic mission to Cambodia where he discovers the brutal truth of the Khmer Rouge regime. Will the elderly doctor survive? Find out in this thrilling mystery novel.
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Book 8
Slash and Burn
Colin Cotterill - 2011-12-06
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In Slash and Burn, the eighth installment of the Dr. Siri Paiboun mystery series, the elderly coroner is tasked with supervising an excavation for the remains of a US fighter pilot in Laos. The high stakes and controversial presence of American soldiers lead to a death in the search party, and Dr. Siri suspects foul play. Can he uncover the truth before more bodies pile up?
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Book 9
The Woman Who Wouldn't Die
Colin Cotterill - 2013-02-19
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In this novel, a woman is shot and killed in a Lao village, but mysteriously comes back to life three days later with clairvoyant abilities. The long-dead brother of a Lao general enlists her help to recover his remains from a river, and Dr. Siri Paiboun and his wife are sent to supervise the excavation. However, Siri becomes obsessed with the undead medium's abilities, and Madame Daeng becomes suspicious of her intentions. What secrets are being uncovered at the bottom of the river? Find out in this captivating mystery novel.
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The Rat Catchers' Olympics by Colin Cotterill
Don't Eat Me by Colin Cotterill
The Second Biggest Nothing by Colin Cotterill
The Delightful Life of a Suicide Pilot by Colin Cotterill