The Merry Misogynist
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The Merry Misogynist

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Somebody in Laos is wooing and wedding country girls - and then killing them on honeymoon and binding their bodies to trees. The horror of what this monster does to his victims appals Dr Siri and his morgue team and they vow revenge. But they're distracted by the disappearance of itinerant Crazy Rajid. Siri has been getting premonitions that he's in danger. A trail of elaborate clues and remarkable disclosures about the Indian's past lead them to Vientiane's most ancient temple - and a terrible discovery.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 226.8g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849161968
  • 9781849161961
  • 43,956

Review quote

'Witty dialogue and engaging characters, especially the irrepressible Siri, who becomes more lovable with each appearance. The combination of humour, social commentary and a clever mystery make this one of the most enjoyable books I've read all year' Sunday Telegraph. * Sunday Telegraph * '...an odd sort of joy to read ... his love of south-east Asia is everywhere evident, lending his writing an elegance and poignancy - beautiful exotic imagery, a pleasing wry patter to his characters' speech. The series has been commended for its humanity and intrigue and the latest instalment won't disappoint' City AM. * City AM * 'Cotterill's novels have richer plots than Alexander McCall Smith's African detective stories, but the same comic charm' Sunday Times. * Sunday Times *show more

About Colin Cotterill

Colin Cotterill was born and raised in London but soon jetted off on a world tour that never ended. He has taught in Australia, the USA and Japan. After working with an NGO and child protection services in Southeast Asia, Colin settled in southern Thailand where he now writes full-time. The Merry Misogynist is Dr Siri's sixth investigation. Colin won the 2009 CWA Dagger in the Library for the Dr Siri series of novels.show more

Review Text

'Cotterill's novels have richer plots than Alexander McCall Smith's African detective stories, but the same comic charm' Sunday Times. Sunday Timesshow more

Rating details

1,908 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 32% (619)
4 49% (937)
3 16% (307)
2 2% (38)
1 0% (7)

Our customer reviews

I love the Dr Siri books - this is only the third I have read but I will now search for them all. This is a neat story, with two separate threads and enough twists to stay entertaining. The real joy is in the cynical references to political realities, the revolutionary memories and the hard reality of life. The lack of flexibility in the socialist Laos, and the poor communications of the 80 s are used to compound the frustrations of the characters without distracting from excellent plotting.show more
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