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“The Coroner’s Lunch is marvelous. The setting may be unique in Western fiction, and the characters are unique to themselves. Sweet but not sappy, offbeat but not self-conscious about it, this book doesn’t so much pull you in as open a door and let you walk happily through. Fans of Alexander McCall Smith’s books will love this one.”—SJ Rozan, author of Absent Friends
Laos, 1972. 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.
Colin Cotterill was born in London, taught in Australia, the U.S., Laos and Japan, and lives in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand on the Burmese border. He works for UNICEF and local nongovernmental agencies to prevent child prostitution and to rehabilitate abused children.
For more information, visit www.colincotterill.com
About the Author: Colin Cotterill, author of six previous books in the Dr Siri Paiboun series, lives in Chumphon, Thailand with his wife. His books have been Book Sense Picks, and he won the Dilys Award for Thirty-Three Teeth.
Title: The Coroner's Lunch ***SIGNED & DATED***
Publisher: SOHO Press
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed and Dated By Author on the Full Title Page
Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.
Book Description Soho Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First printing of the first edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # S448
Book Description Soho Press, New York, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. First Edition. First Printing, hardcover. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A fine tight copy in a fine unflawed dust jacket which is now protected in an archival cover. Appears unused. Bookseller Inventory # 3232
Book Description Soho Press, New York, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition - First Printing. First edition, first printing with a full number line starting with a 1. A very fine and unread copy, as new, in a very fine dust jacket in a clear removable protective cover. Purchased new and never read. The author's first book, introducing Dr. Siri Paiboun, a physician trained in Paris, enlisted by the Communist government to the post of chief coroner. Beginning of a terrific series of novels featuring Dr. Siri. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Not inscribed, price clipped, remaindered or otherwise marked. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 011290
Book Description Soho Press, New York, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. First edition, first printing, hardcover. 257 pages. Near fine with top corner of rear board bumped, in a fine, mylar-covered dust jacket. SIGNED (signature only) by author on title page. Series debut, introducing Laos' reluctant chief coroner, Dr Siri Paiboun. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 012639
Book Description SOHO, New York, 2004. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First American Edition. First Printing. This is TRUE FIRST, the British was issued in 2007. The book was nominated for a Barry Award. for Best First Novel, 2004. Signed By Author on Full Title Page. Bookseller Inventory # 009475
Book Description Soho Pr Inc, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition/First Printing. FLAT Signed and Dated By Autho. Bookseller Inventory # 001485
Book Description Soho Pr Inc, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. First edition, first printing. First in the series featuring coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun, set in 1970s Laos. Dust jacket in Mylar. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001812
Book Description Soho, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Signed by the Author on the title page. Not price clipped. Edition not stated, assumed first. This book appears to be unread. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12546946648
Book Description Soho, New York, 2004. White and Grey Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 257 pages. Gold lettering on the spine. Dust jacket is protected in Brodart. A fine copy of this mystery, set in Laos. Signed on the title page by the author in black ink. Size: 5 x 8. Signed. Mystery, Laos. Bookseller Inventory # 007146
Book Description Soho Press, New York, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in unclipped dustjacket. 257 pages. The debut novel featuring Dr. Siri, and set in Laos. A satisfying feast for the mind. Some edgewear to the extremities, otherwise a very good dustjacket over a near fine book. Signed by the author on the title page. From my smoke-free collection. Ships in well-padded box. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1876