Love songs from a shallow grave: Dr. Siri Paiboun Series, Book 7

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Praise for the Dr. Siri series:"The consistently fine characterizations of the entire cast are matched by a tightly constructed plot."- Booklist"Glimpses of everyday life in Laos will appeal to those readers curious about a culture unfamiliar to most Americans."- Publishers WeeklyThree 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.Colin Cotterill was born in London in 1952 and taught and trained teachers around the world before settling in Thailand. He spent several years in Laos, initially with UNESCO, before he moved on to become involved in child protection in the region and set up a non-governmental organization in Phuket. He later moved on to ECPAT, an international organization combating child prostitution and pornography. Colin writes and illustrates full time, and lives in Chumphon on the Gulf of Thailand with his wife, Jessi, and a bunch of dogs. He is a Dilys Award winner.
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When a Lao female security officer is discovered stabbed through the heart with a fencing sword, Dr. Siri, the reluctant national coroner for the People's Democratic Republic of Laos, is brought in to examine the body. Soon two other young women are found killed in the same unusual way. Siri learns that all three victims studied in Europe and that one of them was being pursued by a mysterious stalker. But before he can solve the case, he is whisked away to Cambodia on a diplomatic mission. Though on the surface the Khmer Rouge seem to be committed to the socialist cause, Siri soon learns the horrifying truth of the killing fields and finds himself thrown into prison. Can the seventy-four-year-old doctor escape with his life?

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subject_facet Coroners -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, English, Laos -- Fiction, Laotians -- Cambodia -- Fiction, Paiboun, Siri, Doctor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction
title_display Love songs from a shallow grave
title_full Love Songs from a Shallow Grave Dr. Siri Paiboun Series, Book 7, Love songs from a shallow grave / Colin Cotterill
title_short Love songs from a shallow grave
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topic_facet Coroners, Crimes against, Detective and mystery stories, English, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Laotians, Mystery, Paiboun, Siri, Doctor (Fictitious character), Women