Curse of the Pogo Stick

Publication Details
ISBN: 
9781569474853
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Year of Publication: 
2008
Publisher: 
Soho Crime
Author Information
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
United Kingdom
Laos
Categories & Groupings
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Location: 
Laos
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
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Book Synopsis

Dr Siri Paiboun, the spry seventy-three-year-old reluctant national coroner of Laos, is out of town when a booby-trapped corpse is delivered to the morgue in Vientiane.  The lives of visting doctors, the morgue attendant, and Madame Daeng, Dr Siri's fiancée, are saved by the intervention of Nurse Dtui, the doctor's longtime assistant, but it is a near thing.  Who is responsible for this outrage?

On his way back from a Communist Party meeting in the north, Dr Siri is kidnapped by seven female Hmong villagers.  The village elder had ordered them to bring Siri to him, hoping that Yeh Ming, the thousand-year-old shaman who shares the doctor's body, would consent to exorcise the headman's daughter. 

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