Anarchy and Old Dogs is the 4th book in the Dr. Siri Paiboun mystery series by Colin Cotterill. I've started asking for books from this series as presents. I've enjoyed them all so far.
from the back of the book:
When a blind former dentist is run over by a truck, Dr. Siri Paiboun, the reluctant national coroner of Laos, suspects that this was no traffic accident. A coded message in invisible ink is recovered from the dentist's body, and Dr. Siri begins to follow clues that hint at deep -and dangerous- political intrigue. Dr. Siri only intended to investigate a murder; is he now being drawn into an insurrection? Will he, as a fortune teller predicts, betray his country?Publishers Weekly calls it "delightful" and closes by saying this "always lively mystery is sure to bring the author many new readers." Euro Crime calls it "An entertaining read that is thoroughly recommended." The Historical Novel Society calls it "A lovely read—entertaining, thoughtful and full of style. Recommended." CurledUp has a positive review that concludes, "Colin Cotterill weaves a complex tale of political intrigue, friendship, dreams, and disappointments. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future."
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