Anarchy and Old Dogs

Anarchy and Old Dogs

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The fourth Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery When a blind former dentist is run over by a truck, Dr. Siri Paiboun, the reluctant national coroner of Laos, suspects that this was no traffic accident. A coded message in invisible ink is recovered from the dentist s body, and Dr. Siri begins to follow clues that hint at deep and dangerous political intrigue. Dr. Siri only intended to investigate a murder; is he now being drawn into an insurrection? Will he, as a fortune teller predicts, betray his country?"

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 116.84 x 182.88 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • Soho Press Inc
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • 1569475016
  • 9781569475010
  • 136,667

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Praise for "Anarchy and Old Dogs" "A series of terrifically beguiling detective novels . . . Whimsical, more personal stories that feature Siri and an equally memorable set of supporting characters . . . A wry, seasoned, off hand style that has been the secret weapon of this unexpectedly blithe and charming series." --Janet Maslin, "The New York Times" "Cotterill's portrait of his world gains depth and breath. Using a twisty mystery as a MacGuffin, he takes droll aim at the absurdities of recent history, all the more fascinating for their plausibility." --"Kirkus Reviews"" " "Cotterill's delightful fourth novel to feature Dr. Siri Paiboun . . . nicely blends the supernatural, humor and intrigue . . . This sometimes slapstick, sometimes serious, but always lively mystery is sure to bring the author many new readers." --"Publishers Weekly " "Think "What's Up, Tiger Lily" with Mao taking over for Woody Allen." Praise for the Dr. Siri series "Siri's lingering idealism, hidden beneath his cynical--and often hilarious--digs at the government, provide unexpected emotional depth." --"Entertainment Weekly" "You get a real feeling for what Laos was like in the '70s. The humor is wonderful, too--very subtle, very British." --Kathy Reichs "Humane and hilarious . . . The charmingly convoluted tale that results is good fun, better than most crime fiction." --The Boston Phoenix

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About Colin Cotterill

Colin Cotterill is the author of nine other books in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series, including "The Coroner s Lunch," "Thirty-Three Teeth," "Disco for the Departed," and "Six and a Half Deadly Sins." His fiction has won a Dilys Award and a CWA Dagger in the Library. He lives in Chumphon, Thailand, with his wife and six deranged dogs."

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