The Coroner's Lunch

The Coroner's Lunch

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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 it: curiosity. And he doesna€™t mind incurring the wrath of the Party hierarchy as he unravels mysterious murders, because the spirits of the dead are on his side. With the help of his newly appointed secretary, the ambitious and shrewd Dtui, and Mr. Geung, the Down syndromea€“afflicted morgue assistant, Dr. Paiboun performs autopsies and begins asking questions to solve the mysteries relating to the death of the wife of a government official and of the unidentified body fished out of the rivera€”a body that was not drowned, but tortured with electricity. As it turns out, all is not peaceful and calm in the new communist paradise of Laos.Lao Jonga#39;s uninvited intrusions were beginning to get as annoying as his gummy smile. a€œThe dogs know it. ... Two of the men came smiling to prop him up from either side and began to lead him off. ... The bicycle was locked with rust. Heaven anbsp;...

Title:The Coroner's Lunch
Author:Colin Cotterill
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2014-04-01


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