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The coroner's lunch, Colin Cotterill

Label
The coroner's lunch
Title
The coroner's lunch
Statement of responsibility
Colin Cotterill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Most of the educated class has fled, but Dr. Siri Paiboun, a Paris-trained doctor whose late wife had been an ardent Communist, remains. And so this 72-year-old physician is appointed state coroner, despite the fact that he has no training or even supplies to use in performing his new task. What he does have is curiosity and integrity. At his age he is not about to let a bunch of ignorant bureaucrats dictate to him. One of his first cases involves three bodies recovered from a reservoir, but Dr. Siri establishes that the cause of death was not drowning. These men seem to have been electrocuted, perhaps tortured, and they also seem to be Vietnamese, which could have international repercussions. And then there is the inexplicable death of a Party bigwig's equally important wife. She collapsed and died at a banquet. But Dr. Siri doesn't think her death was from natural causes. In the course of his investigations, Dr. Siri must travel to his birthplace, a Hmong village he has not visited for more than 60 years, where he makes a profound discovery, not only about the motive for several murders, but about himself
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cotterill, Colin
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.O778
LC item number
C67 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Physicians
  • Coroners
  • Paiboun, Siri
  • Hmong (Asian people)
  • Laos
Label
The coroner's lunch, Colin Cotterill
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0617/2004048191-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • The Boatman's Requiem
  • 62
  • 4
  • Tran the Elder
  • 71
  • 5
  • The Chicken Counter
  • 79
  • 6
  • People's Democratic Republic of Laos, October 1976
  • Autopsy Envy
  • 95
  • 7
  • The Pathological Rebel
  • 101
  • 8
  • A Little Fishing Trip
  • 105
  • 9
  • Assassination
  • 1
  • 113
  • 10
  • To Khamuan by Yak
  • 123
  • 11
  • The Exorcist's Assistant
  • 146
  • 12
  • A Fear of Landing
  • 161
  • 1
  • 13
  • Time to Kill
  • 165
  • 14
  • The Hairdresser's Bruise
  • 179
  • 15
  • Succubus Terminal
  • 191
  • 16
  • Vientiane, Two Weeks Later
  • Death by Intercourse
  • 194
  • 17
  • The Disappearing Room
  • 202
  • 18
  • A Hospital Without Doctors
  • 210
  • 19
  • Talking to Dead People
  • 3
  • 217
  • 20
  • How to Miss the That Luang Festival
  • 224
  • 21
  • The Other Case
  • 236
  • 22
  • Thrice Dead
  • 241
  • 2
  • 23
  • The Dead Coroner's Lunch
  • 245
  • 24
  • Just When You Think It's All Over ...
  • 254
  • Comrade Kham's Wife
  • 26
Control code
1670149
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781616956493
Lccn
2004048191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1670149
  • (OCoLC)54960595
  • (OCoLC)54960595
Label
The coroner's lunch, Colin Cotterill
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0617/2004048191-d.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • The Boatman's Requiem
  • 62
  • 4
  • Tran the Elder
  • 71
  • 5
  • The Chicken Counter
  • 79
  • 6
  • People's Democratic Republic of Laos, October 1976
  • Autopsy Envy
  • 95
  • 7
  • The Pathological Rebel
  • 101
  • 8
  • A Little Fishing Trip
  • 105
  • 9
  • Assassination
  • 1
  • 113
  • 10
  • To Khamuan by Yak
  • 123
  • 11
  • The Exorcist's Assistant
  • 146
  • 12
  • A Fear of Landing
  • 161
  • 1
  • 13
  • Time to Kill
  • 165
  • 14
  • The Hairdresser's Bruise
  • 179
  • 15
  • Succubus Terminal
  • 191
  • 16
  • Vientiane, Two Weeks Later
  • Death by Intercourse
  • 194
  • 17
  • The Disappearing Room
  • 202
  • 18
  • A Hospital Without Doctors
  • 210
  • 19
  • Talking to Dead People
  • 3
  • 217
  • 20
  • How to Miss the That Luang Festival
  • 224
  • 21
  • The Other Case
  • 236
  • 22
  • Thrice Dead
  • 241
  • 2
  • 23
  • The Dead Coroner's Lunch
  • 245
  • 24
  • Just When You Think It's All Over ...
  • 254
  • Comrade Kham's Wife
  • 26
Control code
1670149
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781616956493
Lccn
2004048191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1670149
  • (OCoLC)54960595
  • (OCoLC)54960595

Library Locations

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