Praise for The Coroner's Lunch A Booklist Book of the Year
An Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Killer Book of the Year
A Book Sense Selection
"A wonderfully fresh and exotic mystery . . . If Cotterill . . . had done nothing more than treat us to Siri's views on the dramatic, even comic crises that mark periods of government upheaval, his debut mystery would still be fascinating. But the multiple cases spread out on Siri's examining table . . . are not cozy entertainments, but substantial crimes that take us into the thick of political intrigue."
--The New York Times Book Review "The sights, smells, and colors of Laos practically jump of the pages of this inspired, often wryly witty first novel."
--The Denver Post "The Soho Press crime series . . . has done mystery connoisseurs everywhere a favor by adding Colin Cotterill to its publishing list. The author gives us exotic locations; a world that few of us know well; crisp, intelligent, and often-witty writing; and, most of all, a hero unlike any other."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer "This series kickoff is an embarrassment of riches: Holmesian sleuthing, political satire, and [a] droll comic study of a prickly late bloomer."
--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "In Siri, Cotterill has created a detective as distinctive as Maigret or Poirot."
--Orlando Sentinel "This debut mystery, with its convincing and highly interesting portrayal of an exotic locale, marks the author as someone to watch."
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