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Statementby Colin Cotterill.
GenreFiction.
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LC ClassificationsPR6053.O778 C67 2006
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Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL3414354M
ISBN 101597221724
LC Control Number2005030511

Set in the communist country of Laos during the 's, The Coroner's Lunch is a mystery/crime novel with a bit of the supernatural and a nice dose of humor thrown into the mix.

I absolutely loved Dr. Siri Paiboun, a bit of an atypical sort of hero, but a very charming and convincing one despite his background and his seventy-two years.4/5. The Coroner's lunch is an elegant thriller, packed with eccentric characters and colourful descriptions of the newly formed People's Democratic Republic of Laos.

The country's sole surviving doctor is forced, at the age of seventy-two, to become the nation's Chief by: 4. The Coroner's lunch is an elegant thriller, packed with eccentric characters and colourful descriptions of the newly formed People's Democratic The coroners lunch book of Laos.

The country's sole surviving doctor is forced, at the age of seventy-two, to become the nation's Chief Coroner/5(). Colin Cotterill is the author of twelve other books in the Dr.

Siri Paiboun series, including The Coroner’s Lunch, Thirty-Three Teeth, Six and a Half Deadly Sins, I Shot the Buddha, and The Rat Catchers’ Olympics. His fiction has won a Dilys Award More about Colin Cotterill. When an elderly doctor takes over as state coroner of newly Communist Laos, he unexpectedly stirs the bureaucratic pot and gets a new lease on life.

Shortly after the monarchy of Laos falls in latethe Party takes over, and most of the intelligentsia flee the country. The CORONER'S LUNCH is an amazing debut novel, with a lot of promise for future fun (there's a sequel, called THIRTY-THREE TEETH that is darned good), but which delivers in the here-and-now too.

Any summary description of this book will seem a bit by: 4. The Coroner's Lunch Book Summary and Study Guide Colin Cotterill Booklist Colin Cotterill Message Board Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Coroner's Lunch In the Pathet Lao takes over Laos incorporating a communist bureaucracy centered from the capitol at Vientiane.

THE CORONER'S LUNCH is set ina year after the end of a long civil war that resulted in the Soviet-backed communist Pathet Lao coming to power. The protagonist of this wonderful book is Siri Paiboun, a doctor and a widower who, rather than being able to enjoy a peaceful retirement at the age of 72, is made the country's only coroner.

" 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.". Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. THE CORONER'S LUNCH. Colin Cotterill, Author. Soho $24 (p) ISBN Confronted by the poisoning of an important official's wife and. The Coroner's lunch is an elegant thriller, packed with eccentric characters and colourful descriptions of the newly formed People's Democratic Republic of Laos.

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Laos, Dr. Siri Paiboun, a year-old medical doctor, 4/5. A Booklist Book of the Year An Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Killer Book of the Year A Book Sense Selection.

Laos, The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Siri Paiboun, a year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner. The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill "A wonderfully fresh and exotic mystery." — The New York Times Book Review Dr.

Siri Paiboun, one of the last doctors left in Laos after the Communist takeover, has been drafted to be national coroner.

The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Coroner's Lunch - AbeBooks Passion for books. The Coroners Lunch. By: Parts of the book are gruesome, in a non-exploitive way, and parts, like his conversation with some recently orphaned children are truly moving without being maudlin or melodramatic.

What holds it together is Siri sense of honour and common humanity. The Coroner's Lunch (Book): Cotterill, Colin: 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 year-old physician is appointed state coroner, despite the fact that he has no training or even supplies to use in performing his. The Coroner's lunch is an elegant thriller, packed with eccentric characters and colourful descriptions of the newly formed People's Democratic Republic of Laos.

The country's sole surviving doctor is forced, at the age of seventy-two, to become the nation's Chief Coroner. Things start to become interesting for Dr Siri when somebody tampers /5().

The first book in the Dr. Siri Paiboun Mysteries, which the New York Times calls "unexpectedly blithe and charming," The Coroner's Lunch blends humor, mystery, and a touch of the supernatural that fans of Alexander McCall Smith's No.

1 Ladies' Detective Agency books will adore. The Coroner's Lunch (Book): Cotterill, Colin: Laos, The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over. Most of the educated class has fled, but year-old Dr. Siri Paiboun, a Paris-trained doctor, remains and is appointed state coroner. When three bodies are recovered from a reservoir, Dr.

Siri establishes that the cause of death was not drowning--they seem to have been electrocuted. The Coroner's Lunch (Book): Cotterill, Colin: Laos, Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 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. Colin Cotterill's Dr.

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Siri and his first cases in THE CORONER'S LUNCH was my latest treat. Set in Laos in the s, it features something Dr. Siri who is dying to retire but instead is taped to be the newly Communist nation's state coroner, and perform his job without even the most basic resources, including microscopes and chemicals/5.

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The protagonist in The Coroner’s Lunch, Dr. Siri Paiboun, a physician trained in Paris, suddenly finds himself asked to be the chief (and only coroner) in the village of Vientiane, located in. THE CORONER’S LUNCH by Colin Cotterill A slight change of plan In Book Talk this month I’m doing something different.

I stand accused of being a little too serious in my reading habits and apparently I need to lighten up. The accusation, incidentally, is entirely my own. ‎Laos, Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 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 fru /5(35). The Coroner's Lunch (Book): Cotterill, Colin: Laos, Dr.

Siri Paiboun, a 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. Coroner Books Showing of 61 Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1) by.

Patricia Daniels Cornwell (shelved 5 times as coroner) avg rating —ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to Read The Coroner's Lunch (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #1) by. Colin Cotterill. The Coroner's Lunch (Book): Cotterill, Colin: Random House, Inc.“This series kickoff is an embarrassment of riches: Holmesian sleuthing, political satire, and [a] droll comic study of a prickly late bloomer.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The sights, smells, and colors of Laos practically jump of the pages of this inspired, often wryly witty first novel.”—Denver Post “A.The Coroner’s Lunch, by Colin Cotterill (first book in the Dr.

Siri Paiboun series) Summary Despite a total lack of training, an utter dearth of experience and a complete absence of inclination, Dr. Siri Paiboun has just been appointed state coroner for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.Laos, The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony.

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