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8. DISCO FOR THE DEPARTED(2006) by Colin Cotterill
Tue Feb 21, 2012, 02:45 PM
Feb 2012

Just started and am enjoying. It's the 3rd in a series about Dr. Siri Paiboun, a coroner, in Laos during the 70's.

You wouldn't believe the humor in a series about this sad time in this sad place. Dr. Siri is a shaman who sees ghosts who like to help him figure out who killed them. I'm grateful to petronius for his post about Thirty-Three Teeth where he mentioned Dr. Siri was a shaman (that was all I needed to get me to read the series because of my love for James Doss, who has a lady shaman in his series who also sees spirits of the dead, but in Colorado).

It takes palce after the Viet Nam war when communist Pathet Lao moved south into Laos bringing lots of problems for Laotians who supported the Americans. I'm glad that there are 5 more books in this series.

Lydia Leftcoast also recommends this Colin Cotterill. He is good-looking and has bedroom eyes (but I'm sure that's not why she recommends him), and I am about 40 years too old for him.


16th book of 2012

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