Disco for the Departed Paperback
Dr Siri Paiboun may be in his seventy-third year, but he's still as sturdy as a jungle boar - and as crafty as one.
Reluctant coroner to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, he's been despatched to the country's mountainous north where the sudden appearance of a mummified arm protruding from a concrete path laid in front of the President's new mansion has caused an understandable degree of embarrassment.
Dr Siri's disinterment and autopsy of the body attached to the arm provide some grisly surprises but it is his gifts as a shaman that put the septuagenarian doctor on the trail of the killer. As Siri and his team close in, they must tackle a marriage proposal, brave the perils of the life on the open road, and come face-to-face with a horrific sacrificial ritual.
Is it any wonder Dr Siri takes up disco dancing?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/10/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781847245854
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Review by wodfest
I'm loving these Dr Siri books. Rich, warm cultural superstition comes alive and at the same time scam superstition is debunked. Loving it.
Review by Ma_Washigeri
Read this really quickly. Rates more than 3 stars. Particularly enjoyed the focus on nurse Dtui and Geung.