Dr. Siri Paiboun, the elderly but wily national coroner of Laos as well as the latest incarnation of an ancient and powerful Hmong shaman, returns in this dryly humorous sequel to THE CORONER'S LUNCH. In the stiflingly hot month of March 1977, Siri's attention is occupied with any number of things, including various incursions from the spirit world, a bureaucrat's mysterious tumble from a window, the nearly incinerated bodies of two pilots from a downed helicopter, a series of brutal deaths attributed to an escaped bear, and an unexpected encounter with Laos's former king.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Work + the Workplace, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Nature + Animals, Types of Characters, Politics, Mystery + Crime
- August 1, 2011
- August 15, 2011
- Colin Cotterill
- Clive Chafer (Narrator)