Thursday, February 23, 2017

I Shot the Buddha

I Shot the Buddha by Colin Cotterill  342 pp.

This is the most recent book in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series. The 79 year old retired state coroner of Laos and his wife Madame Daeng are once again involved in solving mysterious murders, suspect spiritualists, and a missing monk. Dr. Siri is learning more ways to use the power of the resident spirit who inhabits his body while enjoying the process. The trail of the murderer leads Siri and Daeng across the Mekhong River into Thailand to capture the killer. Meanwhile Siri's friend Civilai investigates a phony reincarnation of Buddha and Inspector Phosey takes violent revenge on the man who nearly killed him. This installment in the series has crossed into more magical realism than the rest of the series. Now I have to wait for the author to finish another episode in the life of Dr. Siri Paiboun.

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