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Published by Soho Crime, 14 August
2018. ISBN: 978-1-6169-5941-8 (HB)
Dr. Siri Paiboun, the retired
national Lao coroner, together with his wife and friends, manage to get
themselves into all kinds of amusing situations while solving mysteries in this
long-running series. The author, who lives in Thailand, takes advantage
of the setting to spoof the Lao Communist government and bureaucracy.
When the skeleton of a young woman
is found in a prominent location, the group finds itself mixed up with a
corrupt judge, uncovering a horrible black-market operation, and a murder
mystery to solve. Meanwhile, Dr. Siri and his close friend, Civilai, have
come into possession of a movie camera and tripod (which they don’t know how to
operate, much less turn on) and set out to film a Lao adaptation of War
and Peace by writing a script. This puts them in conflict with the Ministry
of Culture, which writes its own script.
This is the 13th novel
in the series and is as amusing as its predecessors. However, this book
introduces a serious subject: the mistreatment and trafficking of wild
animals, the exposure of which leads to dire consequences for the newly
appointed Chief Inspector of Police Phosy and Dr, Siri and his friends.
Written at times with tongue-in-cheek, but always with sureness, the novel is
is the author of the Dr. Siri series of novels. Born in London, he has taught
in Australia, the USA and Japan and lived for many years in Laos where he
worked for non-governmental social service organizations. He now writes
full-time and lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Ted and Gloria Feit
live in Long Beach, NY,
a few miles outside New York City.
For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in
Her husband, Ted, is an attorney and former stock analyst, publicist and
writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly
publications. Having always been avid mystery readers, and since they're
now retired, they're able to indulge that passion. Their reviews appear
online as well as in three print publications in the UK and US.