Dr Siri Paiboun by Colin Cotterill
Dr. Siri Paiboun is the lead character in a series of mystery novels by British-Australian author Colin Cotterill. The series is set in the 1970s after Laos is taken over by the Communist party known as Pathet Lao. They appoint Dr. Siri Paiboun as the national coroner, due to the fact that he has been trained as a physician in Paris, France, and the fact that he’s the only one left who is even remotely qualified for the job.

Colin Cotterill began his Dr. Siri Paiboun series in 2004 with the novel The Coroner’s Lunch. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Colin Cotterill’s Dr. Siri Paiboun books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Dr. Siri Paiboun Books



The Coroner's Lunch(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thirty-Three Teeth(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Disco for the Departed(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anarchy and Old Dogs(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Curse of the Pogo Stick(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Merry Misogynist(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love Songs from a Shadow Grave(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slash and Burn(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woman Who Wouldn't Die(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six and Half Deadly Sins(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Shot the Buddha(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rat Catchers' Olympics(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Dr. Siri Paiboun Synopsis: The Coroner’s Lunch is the first Dr. Siri Paiboun murder mystery novel by Colin Cotterill. It is Laos in the year 1975 and the Communist party Pathet Lao has taken over Laos. Siri Paiboun is a 72 year-old doctor who has been appointed to the post of national coroner, despite his lack of training for the particular job; the educated have fled Laos in droves. Dr. Siri is expected to do whatever the Communists want, but he decides he’ll do his own thing, feeling that there isn’t much they can do to him.

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