I Shot the Buddha: A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery
Soho, 2016 (2016)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
his latest Dr. Siri Paiboun investigation follows the retired Laotian coroner, his wife Madame Daeng, and their friends as they investigate a trio of murders that have religious overtones that make life for everyone on both sides of the Mekhong River exciting.
hen the Buddhist monk who is staying with Siri leaves a cryptic note on the refrigerator and then bicycles away without leaving a trace, Siri is off on this new adventure.
y the time it is concluded he and his wife will have had some breathtaking
and managed to run afoul of a number of government authorities and equally influential spiritualists, but they will also have saved an innocent man from a murder charge, exposed a corrupt police official and had a splendid time in Thailand.
umor, lots of local color and a cast of slightly eccentric characters has made this long running series popular with readers who enjoy a little armchair traveling combined with their suspense yarns. If you are one of these folks you'll probably enjoy making Dr. Siri Paiboun's acquaintance.
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