Culture

The Merry Misogynist

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
United Kingdom
Laos
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Somebody in Laos is wooing and wedding country girls - and then killing them on honeymoon and binding their bodies to trees.  The horror of what this monster does to his victims leaves a bad taste in the mouths of Chief Coroner Dr Siri and his morgue team.  Not ones to stand around tutting, they vow immediate revenge.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
ISBN: 
9781849160155
Location: 
Laos
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Publisher: 
Quercus
Year of Publication: 
2009

Curse of the Pogo Stick

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
United Kingdom
Laos
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Dr Siri Paiboun, the spry seventy-three-year-old reluctant national coroner of Laos, is out of town when a booby-trapped corpse is delivered to the morgue in Vientiane.  The lives of visting doctors, the morgue attendant, and Madame Daeng, Dr Siri's fiancée, are saved by the intervention of Nurse Dtui, the doctor's longtime assistant, but it is a near thing.  Who is responsible for this outrage?

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
ISBN: 
9781569474853
Location: 
Laos
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Publisher: 
Soho Crime
Year of Publication: 
2008

Love Songs from a Shallow Grave

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
United Kingdom
Laos
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Three young Laotian women have died of fencing sword wounds. Each of them had studied abroad in an Eastern bloc country. Before he can complete his investigation, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by a free all expenses paid trip. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he is imprisoned, beaten and threatened with death. The Khmer Rouge are relentless—it is touch and go for the dauntless, now seventy-four-year-old national—and only—coroner of Laos.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
ISBN: 
978184916042
Location: 
Laos
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Publisher: 
Quercus
Year of Publication: 
2010

Thirty-Three Teeth

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
United Kingdom
Laos
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The once retired Siri Paiboun - now national coroner, confused psychic and disheartened communist - decamps from the steamy capital and heads north to examine two badly charred bodies.  Siri's a busy man, dining with the deposed king, attending a shamans' conference and being rescued by the ghost of an elephant.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
ISBN: 
9781921145889
Location: 
Laos
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Coroner's Lunch

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
United Kingdom
Laos
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It's 1975 and Laos' new communist regime is having teething problems.  Dr Siri Paiboun, a charming and crotchety retired surgeon is called back into harness as chief coroner, despite having no training for the post.

When the wife of a Party leader is wheeled into the morgue, eyebrows are raised.  Then three more bodies are found - but these are Vietnamese soldiers, and Siri may have an international incident on his hands.  Are the deaths linked?

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
ISBN: 
1921145188
Location: 
Laos
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2006

Disco for the Departed

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
United Kingdom
Laos
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It's the 1970s in the People's Democratic Republic of Laos, and with the Communist bosses coming to town for a jamboree everything needs to be tidy. Which is why reluctant national coroner Dr Siri Paiboun finds himself in the mountains of Huaphan Province. Inconveniently, there's a mummified arm protruding from a concrete path.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
ISBN: 
9781921351419
Location: 
Laos
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2008

LOVE SONGS FROM A SHALLOW GRAVE - Colin Cotterill

Author Information
Book Title: 
Love Songs from A Shallow Grave
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
978184916042
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
Location: 
Laos
Publisher: 
Quercus
Year of Publication: 
2010

THE MERRY MISOGYNIST - Colin Cotterill

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Merry Misogynist
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781849160155
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
Location: 
Laos
Publisher: 
Quercus
Year of Publication: 
2009

CURSE OF THE POGO STICK - Colin Cotterill

Author Information
Book Title: 
Curse of the Pogo Stick
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781569474853
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
Location: 
Laos
Publisher: 
Soho Crime
Year of Publication: 
2008

DISCO FOR THE DEPARTED - Colin Cotterill

Author Information
Book Title: 
Disco for the Departed
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921351419
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
Location: 
Laos
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2008

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