Love Songs from a Shallow Grave by Colin Cotterill
A Dr. Siri Investigation Set in Laos

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Three young Laotian women have died of fencing sword wounds. Each of them had studied abroad in an Eastern bloc country. Before he can complete his investigation, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by an all-expenses-paid trip. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he is imprisoned, beaten, and threatened with death. The Khmer Rouge is relentless, and it is touch and go for the dauntless, seventy-four-year-old national—and only—coroner of Laos.


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About Colin Cotterill

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Born in London, COLIN COTTERILL has worked as teacher in Israel, Australia, the U.S. and Japan before he started training teachers in Thailand. Cotterill and his wife live in a small fishing village on the Gulf of Siam in Southern Thailand. He has won the Dilys and a CWA Dagger and has been a finalist for several other awards.
 
Published July 5, 2011 by Soho Crime. 337 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Crime, Travel, History. Fiction

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Set in 1978, Cotterill's superb seventh mystery to feature Dr. Siri Paiboun (after 2009's The Merry Misogynist) finds the national and only coroner of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos nearin

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Laotian coroner Dr Siri Paiboun and his colleagues, who include new wife Madame Daeng and Mr Geung and Nurse Dtui, are investigating the mysterious death of three beautiful young women, each of whom has studied abroad in communist countries and has been skewered by duelling epees, unusual weapons...

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Review: Laos's only coroner, Dr. Siri Paiboun, is in the middle of investigating a series of unusual stabbings when he's invited to attend a conference in Cambodia — and is imprisoned as a spy — in Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, the seventh mystery in this series by Colin Cotterill.Three women ...

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AARP

In anticipation of that "honor" — and 12 days before Siri winds up shackled to that pipe — the Department of Hero Creation (DHC) had called the two aged gentlemen in to review a draft of Siri's obituary.

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