By Colin Cotterill
“A sequence of terrifically beguiling detective novels. . . . Whimsical, extra own tales that function Siri and an both memorable set of aiding characters. . . . A wry, professional, off hand kind that has been the key weapon of this all of sudden blithe and fascinating series.”—Janet Maslin, The big apple Times
“Siri’s lingering idealism, hidden underneath his cynical—and usually hilarious—digs on the govt, supply unforeseen emotional depth.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Think What’s Up, Tiger Lily with Mao taking up for Woody Allen.”—Bloomberg.com
An aged guy has been run down by way of a logging truck in the street in Vientiane simply contrary the put up workplace. His physique is brought to the morgue of Dr. Siri Paiboun, the respectable and merely coroner of Laos. on the age of seventy-three, Siri is just too previous to be in awe of the recent communist bureaucrats for whom he now works. sooner than he can establish the corpse, he needs to decipher a letter within the man’s pocket—it is written in invisible ink and in code. He was once a blind retired dentist, his widow explains, and the enigmatic letters and numbers describe chess strikes, yet they're in contrast to any chess symbols Siri has formerly encountered. With assistance from his previous pal, Civilai, now a senior member of the Laos politburo; Nurse Dtui; Phosy, a police officer; and Aunt Bpoo, a transvestite fortune-teller, Siri solves the secret of the word to the blind dentist and foils a plot to overthrow the govt of Laos.
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PISTHETAIROS Look here— 1 Simonides: a well known lyric poet of the previous generation. 61  1190 I’ve just been making sacrifice today— the day our city gets its name. W hat’s more, it’s only now, as with a new-born child, I’ve given it that name. POET Ah yes, but Muses’ words are swift indeed— like twinkling hooves on rapid steeds. 1 1200  PISTHETAIROS This fellow here is going to give us trouble— unless we can escape by giving something. [calling one of the slaves] You there with the tunic and the jerkin on.
3 970 In other words, we’re all the oracles you need. Ammon, Delphi, and Dodona are shrines famous for prophecy. Apollo is the god of prophecy. 52 CHORUS LEADER Yes, to you, your children, and their children, too, we’ll grant wealth and health, good life, and happiness, peace, youth, laughter, dances, festivals of song— and birds’ milk, too— so much, you’ll find yourself worn out with our fine gifts— yes, that’s how rich you’ll be. CHORUS O woodland Muse Tio-tio-tio-tiotinx my muse of varied artful song on trees and from high mountain peaks tio-tio-tio-tiotinx to your notes I sing along in my leafy ash tree seat.
EUELPIDES I’m Euelpides, from Crioa. TEREUS W elcome both of you! PISTHETAIROS and EUELPIDES Thanks very much. TEREUS W on’t you come in? PISTHETAIROS Let’s go. But you go first— show us the way. TEREUS Come on, then. [Tereus enters his house] PISTHETAIROS [holding back, calling into the house] But . . it’s strange . . Come back a minute. 860 [Tereus reappears at the door] Look, tell us both how me and him can share the place with you when you can fly but we’re not able to. TEREUS I don’t see any problem there.
Anarchy and Old Dogs (Dr. Siri Paiboun, Book 4) by Colin Cotterill