[ Reading ] ➿ Love Songs from a Shallow Grave (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #7) Author Colin Cotterill – Pandorajewelry70off.us

Love Songs from a Shallow Grave (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #7) Praise For The Dr Siri Series The Consistently Fine Characterizations Of The Entire Cast Are Matched By A Tightly Constructed Plot Booklist Glimpses Of Everyday Life In Laos Will Appeal To Those Readers Curious About A Culture Unfamiliar To Most Americans Publishers Weekly Three Young Laotian Women Have Died Of Fencing Sword Wounds Each Of Them Had Studied Abroad In An Eastern Bloc Country Before He Can Complete His Investigation, Dr Siri Is Lured To Cambodia By An All Expenses Paid Trip Accused Of Spying For The Vietnamese, He Is Imprisoned, Beaten, And Threatened With Death The Khmer Rouge Is Relentless, And It Is Touch And Go For The Dauntless, Seventy Four Year Old National And Only Coroner Of Laos Colin Cotterill Was Born In London In 1952 And Taught And Trained Teachers Around The World Before Settling In Thailand He Spent Several Years In Laos, Initially With UNESCO, Before He Moved On To Become Involved In Child Protection In The Region And Set Up A Non Governmental Organization In Phuket He Later Moved On To ECPAT, An International Organization Combating Child Prostitution And Pornography Colin Writes And Illustrates Full Time, And Lives In Chumphon On The Gulf Of Thailand With His Wife, Jessi, And A Bunch Of Dogs He Is A Dilys Award Winner.

Colin Cotterill was born in London and trained as a teacher and set off on a world tour that didn t ever come to an end He worked as a Physical Education instructor in Israel, a primary school teacher in Australia, a counselor for educationally handicapped adults in the US, and a university lecturer in Japan But the greater part of his latter years has been spent in Southeast Asia Colin has tau Colin Cotterill was born in London and trained as a teacher and set off on a world tour that didn t ever come to an end He worked as a Physical Education instructor in Israel, a primary school teacher in Australia, a counselor for educationally handicapped adults in the US, and a university lecturer in Japan But the greater part of his latter years has been spent in Southeast Asia Colin has taught and trained teachers in Thailand and on the Burmese border He spent several years in Laos, initially with UNESCO and wrote and produced a forty programme language teaching series English By Accident, for Thai national television.Ten years ago, Colin became involved in child protection in the region and set up an NGO in Phuket which he ran for the first two years After twoyears of study in child abuse issues, and onestint in Phuket, he moved on to ECPAT, an international organization combating child prostitution and pornography He established their training program for caregivers.All the while, Colin continued with his two other passions cartooning and writing He contributed regular columns for the Bangkok Post but had little time to write It wasn t until his work with trafficked children that he found himself sufficiently stimulated to put together his first novel, The Night Bastard Suk s Editions 2000.The reaction to that first attempt was so positive that Colin decided to take time off and write full time Since October 2001 he has written ninenovels Two of these are child protection based Evil in the Land Without Asia Books December 03 , and Pool and Its Role in Asian Communism Asia Books, Dec 05 These were followed by The Coroner s Lunch Soho Press Dec 04 , Thirty Three Teeth Aug 05 , Disco for the Departed Aug 06 , Anarchy and Old Dogs Aug 07 , and Curse of the Pogo Stick Aug 08 , The Merry Misogynist Aug 09 , Love Songs from a Shallow Grave Aug 10 these last seven are set in Laos in the 1970 s.On June 15 2009 Colin Cotterill received the Crime Writers Association Dagger in the Library award for being the author of crime fiction whose work is currently giving the greatest enjoyment to library users.When the Lao books gained in popularity, Cotterill set up a project to send books to Lao children and sponsor trainee teachers The Books for Laos programme elicits support from fans of the books and is administered purely on a voluntary basis.Since 1990, Colin has been a regular cartoonist for national publications A Thai language translation of his cartoon scrapbook, Ethel and Joan Go to Phuket Matichon May 04 and weekly social cartoons in the Nation newspaper, set him back onto the cartoon trail in 2004 On 4 April 2004, an illustrated bilingual column cycle logical was launched in Matichon s popular weekly news magazine These have been published in book form.Colin is married and lives in a fishing community on the Gulf of Siam with his wife, Jessi, and ever expanding pack of very annoying dogs

[ Reading ] ➿ Love Songs from a Shallow Grave (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #7)  Author Colin Cotterill – Pandorajewelry70off.us
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Love Songs from a Shallow Grave (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #7)
  • Colin Cotterill
  • English
  • 07 October 2017
  • 1569476276

10 thoughts on “Love Songs from a Shallow Grave (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #7)

  1. says:

    I wish I had something intelligent to add to the series of cracking good reviews already written on this book After Meeting Peit Van Der Valk Nicolas Freeling of the Netherlands and Detective Wallander Henning Mankell of the Swedish police, I thought I had already met the men of my dreams However, I have now begun an unblushing love affair with the Laotian Dr Siri Paiboun Like the angst ridden Wallander, and the wise cracking Piet Van der Valk, Dr Siri spends much of his time maneuverin I wish I had something intelligent to add to the series of cracking good reviews already written on this book After Meeting Peit Van Der Valk Nicolas Freeling of the Netherlands and Detective Wallander Henning Mankell of the Swedish police, I thought I had already met the men of my dreams However, I have now begun an unblushing love affair with the Laotian Dr Siri Paiboun Like the angst ridden Wallander, and the wise cracking Piet Van der Valk, Dr Siri spends much of his time maneuvering around an unwieldy bureaucracy However, unlike the first two, his ability to cope is often a matter of sheer survival, and unlike the occasionally suicidal Wallander, Dr Siri has every intention of hanging on to life and keeping his fellow humans in the same condition regard...

  2. says:

    Love Songs From a Shallow Grave was confusing and tortured, and it led me on a ride that was spine tingling and heart wrenching I loved this book, but there were so many times I wanted to cry Sometimes this book felt almost too real The atrocities that occurred during the seventies in Cambodia and Vietnam were horrific, and this tale gave a sense of reality to what happened there I was in middle school during that time, and I remembered one of my friends losing her brother As I read this st Love Songs From a Shallow Grave was confusing and tortured, and it led me on a ride that was spine tingling and heart wrenching I loved this book, but there were so many times I wanted to cry Sometimes t...

  3. says:

    This is the first title I ve read in the Dr Siri Paibourn mystery series, and it is an impressive outing If you don t know much about Laos and the Khmer Rouge in neighboring Cambodia, Long Songs will give you a true but grim history lesson Dr Siri is the only coroner working in 1978 Laos when he takes on a serial killer who s done in three young ladies using fencin...

  4. says:

    Absolutely one of my favorite series Couldn t resist a reread.

  5. says:

    I am a big fan of Colin Cotterill s Dr Siri Paiboun series Dr Siri is really one of the most charming characters in all of the mystery genre and I always enjoy reading about his adventures and absorbing his gentle wisdom and view of the world That being said, I was disappointed in this particular book In trying to analyze just why, I came to the conclusion that it was because it tried to do too much.These stories take place in 1970s Laos, just after their revolution, as the new socialist go I am a big fan of Colin Cotterill s Dr Siri Paiboun series Dr Siri is really one of the most charming characters in all of the mystery genre and I always enjoy reading about his adventures and absorbing his gentle wisdom and view of the world That being said, I was disappointed in this particular book ...

  6. says:

    notes and fav bits 4 Heroes don t just pass like flatulence in a strong breeze 5 The Department of Hero Creation, the DHC, was housed in a small annex of the propaganda section of the Ministry of Information Based loosely on a Vietnamese initiative already in place, the DHC was responsible for identifying role models, exaggerating their revolutionary qualities, and creating a fairy story around their lives A week earlier, Dr Siri and Comrade Civilai had received their invitation notes and fav bits 4 Heroes don t just pass like flatulence in a strong breeze 5 The Department of Hero Creation, the DHC, was housed in a small annex of the propaganda section of the Ministry of Information Based loosely on a Vietnamese initiative already in place, the DHC was responsible for identifying role models, exaggerating their revolutionary qualities, and creating a fairy story around their lives A week earlier, Dr Siri and Comrade Civilai had received their invitations to attend this preliminary meeting They d heard of the DHC, of course, and seen evidence of its devious work Every one over seventy who d done the Party the great service of staying alive was under consideration If selected, school textbooks would mention their bravery Histories would be written detailing their supernatural ability to surmount the insurmountable and carry the red flag to victory Siri and Civilai could hardly pass up a chance to scuttle such a nefarious scheme 23 There was nothing he detestedthan not being all...

  7. says:

    Loved the series several years ago and recently rediscovered on Audible Great stories and performance The characters, story, and cultural details about Laos are endlessly entertaining In Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, focus on some of the darker history from the era of the Vietnam War, the Khmer Rouge and the Pathet Lao overwhelms what one reviewer described as magical mysteries If you love the series for the historical background, you may be fine with it For me, it detracts from the de Loved the series several years ago and recently rediscovered on Audible Great stories and performance The characters, story, and cultural details about Laos are endlessly entertaining In Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, focus on some of the darker history from the era of the Vietnam War, the Kh...

  8. says:

    7 Dr Siri Paiboun mystery set in 1970 s Laos Dr Siri, the national coroner, has a serial killer on his hands a killer who has brutally murdered three young women with a fencing epee, something that s not exactly lying around on every corner in Laos Most people don t even have a clue what it is So tracking this killer should be simple, right Tell that to Siri s policeman friend Phosy, who thinks he has it all figured out until he reads a note with some very pointed questions from Siri wh 7 Dr Siri Paiboun mystery set in 1970 s Laos Dr Siri, the national coroner, has a serial killer on his hands a killer who has brutally murdered three young women with a fencing epee, something that s not exactly lying around on every corner in Laos Most people don t even have a clue what it is So tracking this killer should be simple, right Tell that to Siri s policeman friend Phosy, who thinks he has it all figured out until he reads a note with some very pointed questions from Siri who has gone off on an all expense paid political junket to Cambodia with his friend Civilai and ends up as guests of the Khmer Rouge who are not quite the benign entity they were believed to be before their reign of terror started Siri ends up separated from Civilai, accused of being a spy and imprisoned and comes close to meet...

  9. says:

    This is another amazing entry in the Dr Siri series, this book didn t have as much to do with the spirits and their interactions with the good Dr Siri as the previous books did, but it was by the far the scariest in the series so far The was a very good murder mystery going on throughout the book involving 3 women, fencing and the mark of Z for Zorro, and of course there were the ongoing problems and joys of the people who surround Dr Siri and who are important to him.But for me the most frig This is another amazing entry in the Dr Siri series, this book didn t have as much to do with the spirits and their...

  10. says:

    This, the seventh of the Dr Siri series, is the first I have read I was told that it is comparable to the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series It isn t The plot is much thicker, and though the author does bring out the ambience of Laos in 1970s with humour very effectively, the book is a littleserious The book has two parallel narratives, one of serial murders in Laos, and another of a prisoner in a Khmer Rouge torture camp in Cambodia The counterbalance of the horrors o...

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