Dr. Siri und seine Toten: Dr. Siri ermittelt 1 - Kriminalroman by Colin Cotterill

Dr. Siri und seine Toten: Dr. Siri ermittelt 1 - Kriminalroman

byColin Cotterill, Thomas Mohr

Kobo ebook | March 11, 2009 | German

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Exotisches Laos, rätselhafte Todesfälle und die originellste Ermittlerfigur des Krimigenres

Dr. Siri Paiboun hatte bislang eigentlich nur mit lebenden Patienten zu tun. Doch nun wird er mit seinen 72 Jahren noch zum einzigen Leichenbeschauer von ganz Laos ernannt – als letzter verbliebener Genosse mit medizinischem Hintergrund. Es bleibt ihm keine Wahl, als sich ohne jedes Fachwissen, aber mit der Unterstützung zweier ebenso unqualifizierter Assistenten, an seinem ersten Fall zu versuchen: Frau Nitnoy, die Gemahlin eines Parteibonzen, ist bei einem Essen des Frauenverbands plötzlich verstorben, und Dr. Siri argwöhnt, dass es dabei nicht mit rechten Dingen zuging. Mit Hilfe eines alten französischen Lehrbuchs, vor allem aber mit viel Witz und Intuition macht er sich daran, die Sache unter die Lupe zu nehmen. Prompt gerät Dr. Siri selbst in Gefahr, doch zum Glück kann er auf zahlreiche Helfer zählen wie seinen alten Freund und Parteigenossen Civilai, die Chemielehrerin Oum und die Sandwichverkäuferin Tante Lah, die Dr. Siri jeden Mittag mit ihren Köstlichkeiten versorgt – und ein Auge auf ihn geworfen hat …

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Title:Dr. Siri und seine Toten: Dr. Siri ermittelt 1 - KriminalromanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 11, 2009Publisher:ManhattanLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3641025044

ISBN - 13:9783641025045

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! An engaging and interesting mystery with the added cool factor of reading about communist Laos
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't get enough of Dr. Siri This is the first book in the series. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Dr. Siri Paiboun and author Colin Cotterill's quirky cast of characters will always keep me hoping for another adventure.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept me listening hour after hour If I am ever murdered and I get to choose the pathologist to perform my autopsy, I want it to be Dr. Siri Paiboun, the main character in The Coroner's Lunch. Author Colin Cotterill has created a good man living in difficult times. The year is 1975 and Laos is now communist run. Paiboun, even though he is 72 and looking forward to retirement, is appointed as National Coroner. He has no budget, limited supplies and must report to an in-experienced judge who wants all results to follow the needs of the party. In his favour, Nurse Dtui is an eager assistant and Mr. Geung, while living with Downs Syndrome, functions as far more than an orderly. Early in his tenure as coroner, the results of several autopsies don't add up to the neat and tidy results the court wants. Siri realises he has to dig deeper even if it gets him into trouble. The spirits of the dead have come to him and pressed him to find the truth. He can't deny them. I liked Dr. Siri right from the opening pages. He exemplifies many of the characteristics that I believe in. Truth, doing a job to the best of your abilities, making the best of a difficult situation are just a few. Perhaps it is his curiosity and questioning nature that make him so real. The story also has a set of characters that I want to meet again. The nurse and orderly assigned to the morgue add greatly to the story. At first they seem unlikely aides, but as we get to know them, their dedication to Siri and the job become obvious. Police Officer Phosy is Siri's police liaison. He's a bit of a mystery, but seems to be united with Siri in finding the truth. I learned quite a bit about the geography and culture of Laos. It's a country I have no experience with and felt that Mr. Cotterill did a great job of bringing it to life for me. I am looking forward to reading more about Dr. Siri and his investigations. I listened to the audio book from Oakhill Publishing. Read by Gareth Armstrong. 8 hours 8 mins .
Date published: 2015-05-16