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Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill

Thirty-Three Teeth (2005)

by Colin Cotterill

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Series: Dr. Siri Paiboun (2)

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I remember the first book 'The Coroner's Lunch' as amusing and quirky but this one transcends that somehow - the characters all leap from the page and he had me looking up maps of Laos and learning a bit about why the country is such an odd shape. I think magical realism is a good description, even though it masquerades as as niche detective story. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | Jun 17, 2014 |
Quite an interesting mystery and so much culture (Laos) as well. I will definitely read more in this series. ( )
  Becky221 | Jun 4, 2013 |
Enjoyed this as much as the first book. I thought I had figured out the solution to the mystery, but at the end I was off. I really liked the supernatural aspect of the mystery - it wasn't too 'ghost/zombie' to turn me off, but it was different enough to make me take it seriously in a spiritual context ( )
  sriemann | Apr 2, 2013 |
Library discard. 1 of 12 for $6. Mine = different ed & cover.
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
Auf jeden Fall ein grosses dickes Dankeschön für denjenigen der es möglich gemacht hat, dass dieses Buch auf Deutsch erscheinen ist.
Laos in den siebzigern, von den Kommunisten überrannt, von den NVietnamesen beschlagnahmt und mittendrin ein kleiner Arzt, deer Pathologe sein soll - anweisung von oben. Der aber nicht nur Arzt ist mit einem phantastischen Team - einer Krankenschwester und Herrn Geung mit einen Anflug von Down-Syndrom, aber bestausgebildeter Pathologieassistent in Laos. Nein Dr. Siri hat auch noc eine spirituelle Ader die er aber erst entdecken muss. Der Leser entdeckt Laos in den Siebziger die Zeit der kommunistischen Herrschaft und und.
Ein absoluter Lesespass. Mehr! ( )
  BauerG | Feb 15, 2013 |
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Amezawa, YasushiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Malfoy, ValérieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mohr, ThomasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The neon hammer and sickle buzzed and flickered over the nightclub of the Lan Xang Hotel.
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Praise for Thirty-Three Teeth:

“Paiboun’s droll wit and Cotterill’s engaging plot twists keep things energetic; the rather grisly murders are offset by comedy…. The elegant, elderly Paiboun seems an unlikely vehicle to carry a series … but he does so with charm and aplomb.”—Entertainment Weekly

“The series neatly manages to include an engrossing mystery—political and folk history and a lot of sly satire.”—Day to Day, NPR

“Keeps a perfect balance between the modern mysteries of forensic science and the ancient secrets of the spirit world.”—The New York Times Book Review

Feisty Dr. Siri Paiboun is no respecter of persons or Party; at his age he feels he can afford to be independent. In this, the second novel in the series, he travels to Luang Prabang where he communes with the deposed king who is resigned to his fate: it was predicted long ago. And he attends a conference of shamans called by the Communist Party to deliver an ultimatum to the spirits: obey Party orders or get out. But as a series of mutilated corpses arrives in Dr. Siri’s morgue, and Nurse Dtui is menaced, he must use all his powers—forensic and shamanic—to discover the creature—animal or spirit—that has been slaying the innocent.

Colin Cotterill was born in London in 1952. He has taught in Australia, the United States and Japan, and has lived in Thailand, on the Burmese border and in Laos. He lives in Chiang mai in northern Thailand.

For more information, visit www.colincotterill.com 

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"The reluctant national coroner of Laos, Dr. Siri Paiboun, is no respecter of persons, or Party; at the age of seventy-two he can afford to be independent. With the assistance of his helpers, Mr. Geung, a mentally challenged lab technician and Nurse Dtui, whose nickname means "Fatty", he continues to elucidate the causes of mysterious deaths and defy the incumbent Communist government bureaucracy." "In the course of this latest investigation, Dr. Siri, who has been dubbed "Super Spirit Doc', travels from his home base to Luang Prabang where he communes with the deposed king, who believes he lost his kingdom because his special channel to the occult closed. The king is resigned to his fate; it was predicted long ago. Dr. Siri also attends a conference of shamans called by the Communist government to deliver an ultimatum to the spirits: obey Party orders or get out." "Something wild and evil has been let loose in the city of Vientiane. A series of mutilated corpses lands in Dr. Siri's morgue, but it is only when Nurse Dtui is menaced that the elderly coroner can discover the cause of these deaths and identify the creature, animal or spirit, that has been slaying the innocent."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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