Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Merry Misogynist by Colin Cotterill, a Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery (6th in series)

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The Merry Misogynist by Colin Cotterill
A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery (6th in series)
Soho Crime (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: August 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1-56947-654-3

The Merry Misogynist by Colin Cotterill
More Information About The Merry Misogynist by Colin Cotterill

About The Merry Misogynist (from the publisher): In poverty-stricken 1978 Laos, a man from the city with a truck was “somebody,” a catch for even the prettiest village virgin. The corpse of one of these bucolic beauties turns up in Dr. Siri’s morgue and his curiosity is piqued. The victim was tied to a tree and strangled, but she had not, as the doctor had expected, been raped. And though the victim had smooth, pale skin over most of her body, her hands and feet were gnarled, callused, and blistered.

On a trip to the hinterlands, Siri discovers that many women have been killed in this way. He sets out to investigate this unprecedented phenomenon—a serial killer in peaceful Buddhist Laos—only to discover when he has identified the murderer that not only pretty maidens are at risk: seventy-three-year-old coroners can be victims too.

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About Colin Cotterill: The winner of the 2009 CWA Dagger in the Library Award and the Dilys Award for the second book in the series, Thirty-Three Teeth, he lives in Chumphon on the Gulf of Siam with his wife, Jess and four deranged dogs. He listens to jazz, rides his bicycle to the post office, and isn't averse to the odd glass of red. Visit his website at ColinCotterill.com.

Mysterious Reviews: Mysteries Reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery BooksMysteries by Colin Cotterill reviewed by Mysterious Reviews: Anarchy and Old Dogs (2007), Curse of the Pogo Stick (2008), and The Merry Misogynist (2009).


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