International Intrigue Book Group

The International Intrigue Book Group will discuss The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill (Soho, $13.00). Laos, 1975. The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner. Although he has no training for the job, there is no one else; the rest of the educated class has fled. He is expected to come up with the answers the party wants. But crafty and charming Dr.Siri is immune to bureaucratic pressure. At his age, he reasons, what can they do to him? And he knows he cannot fail the dead who come into his care without risk of incurring their boundless displeasure. Eternity could be a long time to have the spirits mad at you.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
8702 Pacific St
68114 Omaha
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ISBN: 9781569474181
Availability: Special Order
Published: Soho Crime - November 2005