Disco for the Departed

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Disco for the Departed

By Colin Cotterill

Soho Crime, Hardcover, 9781569474280, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2006


Dr Siri Paiboun, reluctant national coroner of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, is summoned to a remote location in the mountains of Huaphan Province, where for years the leaders of the current government had hidden out in caves, waiting to assume power. Now, as a major celebration of the new regime is scheduled to take place, an arm is found protruding from the concrete walk that had been laid from the President’s former cave hideout to his new house beneath the cliffs. Dr Siri is ordered to supervise the disinterment of the body attached to the arm, identify the corpse, and discover how he died.

About the Author
Colin Cotterill, author of seven 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" as well as a Crime Writers' Association Library Dagger.