The coroner's lunch
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New York : Soho Press, 2015.
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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 politician comes through his morgue, Siri has reason to suspect the woman has been murdered. To get to the truth, Siri and his team face government secrets, spying neighbors, victim hauntings, Hmong shamans, botched romances, and other deadly dangers. Somehow, Siri must figure out a way to balance the will of the party and the will of the dead.
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257 pages ; 20 cm.
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English
ISBN:
9781616956493, 1616956496, 1569473765, 9781569473764, 9781569474181, 1569474184

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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Cotterill, C. (2015). The coroner's lunch. New York: Soho Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cotterill, Colin. 2015. The Coroner's Lunch. New York: Soho Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cotterill, Colin, The Coroner's Lunch. New York: Soho Press, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Cotterill, Colin. The Coroner's Lunch. New York: Soho Press, 2015. Print.

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