Anarchy and Old Dogs (Dr. Siri Paiboun, Book 4) by Colin Cotterill

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By Colin Cotterill

“A sequence of terrifically beguiling detective novels. . . . Whimsical, extra own tales that function Siri and an both memorable set of aiding characters. . . . A wry, professional, off hand variety that has been the key weapon of this unexpectedly blithe and captivating series.”—Janet Maslin, The manhattan Times

“Siri’s lingering idealism, hidden underneath his cynical—and frequently hilarious—digs on the govt, supply unforeseen emotional depth.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Think What’s Up, Tiger Lily with Mao taking up for Woody Allen.”—

“Delightful.”—Publishers Weekly

An aged guy has been run down by means of a logging truck in the street in Vientiane simply contrary the publish place of work. His physique is brought to the morgue of Dr. Siri Paiboun, the respectable and simply coroner of Laos. on the age of seventy-three, Siri is simply too previous to be in awe of the hot communist bureaucrats for whom he now works. prior to he can establish the corpse, he needs to decipher a letter within the man’s pocket—it is written in invisible ink and in code. He used to be a blind retired dentist, his widow explains, and the enigmatic letters and numbers describe chess strikes, yet they're not like any chess symbols Siri has formerly encountered. With assistance from his outdated pal, Civilai, now a senior member of the Laos politburo; Nurse Dtui; Phosy, a police officer; and Aunt Bpoo, a transvestite fortune-teller, Siri solves the secret of the observe to the blind dentist and foils a plot to overthrow the govt. of Laos.

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