The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die by Colin Cotterill audiobook

The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die

By Colin Cotterill
Read by Clive Chafer

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Dr. Siri Paiboun Series: Book 9

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The long-awaitedfollow-up to Slash and Burn and the ninth installment in Colin Cotterill’sbestselling mystery series starring the inimitable Lao national coroner, Dr.Siri In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. Awoman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was given a funeraland everyone in the village saw her body burned. Then, three days later, shewas back in her house as if she’d never been dead at all. But now she’sclairvoyant and can speak to the dead. That’s why the long-dead brother of a Laogeneral has enlisted her to help his brother uncover his remains, which havebeen lost at the bottom of a river for many years. Lao national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun and his wife,Madame Daeng, are sent along to supervise the excavation. It could be a kind ofrelaxing vacation for them, maybe, except Siri is obsessed with the pretty, undeadmedium’s special abilities, and Madame Daeng might be a little jealous. Shedoesn’t trust the woman for some reason. Is her hunch right? What is the groupreally digging for at the bottom of this remote river on the Thai border? Whatwar secrets are being covered up?

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Summary

Summary

The long-awaitedfollow-up to Slash and Burn and the ninth installment in Colin Cotterill’sbestselling mystery series starring the inimitable Lao national coroner, Dr.Siri

In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. Awoman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was given a funeraland everyone in the village saw her body burned. Then, three days later, shewas back in her house as if she’d never been dead at all. But now she’sclairvoyant and can speak to the dead. That’s why the long-dead brother of a Laogeneral has enlisted her to help his brother uncover his remains, which havebeen lost at the bottom of a river for many years.

Lao national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun and his wife,Madame Daeng, are sent along to supervise the excavation. It could be a kind ofrelaxing vacation for them, maybe, except Siri is obsessed with the pretty, undeadmedium’s special abilities, and Madame Daeng might be a little jealous. Shedoesn’t trust the woman for some reason. Is her hunch right? What is the groupreally digging for at the bottom of this remote river on the Thai border? Whatwar secrets are being covered up?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Laughter is a subversive weapon when you live under a repressive regime. That’s the take-away lesson from Colin Cotterill’s gravely funny novels set in Indochina in the 1970s.” New York Times Book Review
“One of Cotterill’s best books yet. Fans are going to adore this one.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“The latest Dr. Paiboun novel by Colin Cotterill showcases both author and detective at the top of their games. It’s an entertaining and captivating mystery underpinned by a fascinating exploration of the tangled history of Laos.” Christian Science Monitor
“Cotterill has never been better than in this ninth outing for acerbic Dr. Siri…The action builds to an ingenious resolution.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This quirky mystery is filled with unforgettably strange characters.…It’s also filled with Cotterill’s dark humor, best seen in the characters’ wry dialogue. Readers who appreciate reluctant cops and detectives, like Tarquin Hall’s Indian sleuth, Vish Puri, or Stuart Kaminsky’s Russian Inspector Rostnikov, will love Cotterill’s cynical, haunted coroner.” Booklist (starred review)
“Irresistible, for new readers as well as established fans.” Shelf Awareness
“After Cotterill’s hiatus to launch another series set in Thailand…the return of that glorious curmudgeon Dr. Siri for a ninth escapade is bliss.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by Rogue Writer 9/13/2017
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Spooks and Politics

I was excited for the latest Dr. Siri mystery. In this book, we get to learn more about Madame Daeng’s mysterious past, as a stranger comes from the shadows in an attempt to make her pay for her indiscretions. We also get to observe more of how Dr. Siri uses his ability to communicate with spirits to find the missing brother of the Ministry of Agriculture, something Siri is none too pleased about, as he considers this an abuse of political connections.

With this latest installment, I feel that Cotterill is losing his passion for creating original and weird stories. This one felt a bit too “clean,” or perfected, or formulaic as compared to his previous books. That said, I would still recommend this and any of the books in the Dr. Siri mystery series. They are always entertaining, suspenseful, original, and will never leave you flat.

Author

Author Bio: Colin Cotterill

Author Bio: Colin Cotterill

Colin Cotterill has won the Dilys Award and a Crime Writers of America Dagger and has been a finalist for several other awards. Born in London, he has worked as teacher in Israel, Australia, the United States, and Japan before he started training teachers in Thailand. He lives with his wife in a small fishing village on the Gulf of Siam in Southern Thailand.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English