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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 - 2017-11-14 (first published in 2004)
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Laos, 1978: Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old medical doctor, has unwillingly been appointed the national coroner of the new socialist Laos. His lab is underfunded, his boss is incompetent, and his support staff is quirky, to say the least. But Siri’s sense of humor gets him through his often frustrating days. When the body of the wife of a prominent...
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Book 2
Thirty-Three Teeth
Colin Cotterill - 2006-08-01 (first published in 2005)
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Dr. Siri Paiboun, one of the last doctors left in Laos after the Communist takeover, has been drafted to be national coroner. He is untrained for the job, but this independent seventy-two-year-old has an outstanding qualification for the role: curiosity. And he does not mind incurring the wrath of the party's hierarchy as he unravels mysterious mur...
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Book 3
Disco for the Departed
Colin Cotterill - 2007-08-01 (first published in 2006)
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Dr Siri Paiboun, reluctant national coroner of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, is summoned to a remote location in the mountains of Huaphan Province, where for years the leaders of the current government had hidden out in caves, waiting to assume power. Now, as a major celebration of the new regime is scheduled to take place, an arm is fo...
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Book 4
Anarchy And Old Dogs
Colin Cotterill - 2011-07-05 (first published in 2007)
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A blind retired dentist has been run down by a logging truck on the street in Vientiane just opposite the post office. His body is duly delivered to the morgue of Dr. Siri Paiboun, the official and only coroner of Laos. At the age of seventy-four, Dr. Siri is too old to be in awe of the new communist bureaucrats for whom he now works. He identifies...
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Book 5
Curse Of The Pogo Stick
Colin Cotterill - 2011-07-05 (first published in 2008)
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In Vientiane, a booby-trapped corpse, intended for Dr. Siri, the national coroner of Laos, has been delivered to the morgue. In his absence, only Nurse Dtui's intervention saves the lives of the morgue attendants, visiting doctors, and Madame Daeng, Dr. Siri's fiance. On his way back from a communist party meeting in the north, Dr. Siri is kidnappe...
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Book 6
The Merry Misogynist
Colin Cotterill - 2010-08-01 (first published in 2009)
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The sixth Dr. Siri Paiboun mysteryWhen the corpse of a rural beauty turns up in Dr. Siri's morgue, his curiosity is piqued. The victim was tied to a tree and strangled, but she had not, as the doctor had expected, been raped. On a trip to the hinterlands, Siri learns that many women have been killed this way, and he soon discovers that not only pre...
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Book 7
Love Songs From A Shallow Grave
Colin Cotterill - 2011-08-09 (first published in 2010)
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The seventh Dr. Siri Paiboun mysteryWhen a Lao female security officer is discovered stabbed through the heart with a fencing sword, Dr. Siri, the reluctant national coroner for the People's Democratic Republic of Laos, is brought in to examine the body. Soon two other young women are found killed in the same unusual way. Siri learns that all three...
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Book 8
Slash and Burn
Colin Cotterill - 2012-12-18 (first published in 2011)
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The eighth Dr. Siri Paiboun mysteryDr. Siri never really wanted to be Laos’s national coroner. And now that he is in his mid-70s, he longs to spend some time with his wife before the untimely death that is sure to befall him, according to the local transvestite fortune-teller. But retirement will have to wait (again) until he has completed one last...
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Book 9
The Woman Who Wouldn't Die
Colin Cotterill - 2014-01-07 (first published in 2013)
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The long-awaited follow-up to 2011's Slash & Burn and the ninth installment in Colin Cotterill's bestselling mystery series starring the inimitable Lao national coroner, Dr. Siri In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. A woman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was given a funeral and everyone in the village sa...
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Book 10
Six and a Half Deadly Sins
Colin Cotterill - 2016-05-10 (first published in 2015)
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Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a handwoven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin’s lining?Siri is...
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The Art of Solitude
Stephen Batchelor - 2020-02-18
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