R.E.A.D. Read; Engage; Advise; Discuss
Laos, 1972.The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over. Most of the educated class has fled, but 72-year-old Dr. Siri Paiboun, a Paris-trained doctor, remains and is appointed state coroner. When three bodies are recovered from a reservoir, Dr. Siri establishes that the cause of death was not drowning -- they seem to have been electrocuted. And then there is the inexplicable death of a Party bigwig's wife at a banquet. Dr. Siri doesn't think her death was from natural causes. In the course of his investigations, he travels to his birthplace, where he makes a discovery.
With a great sense of fun and a lively, loveable cast of characters, Thirty-Three Teeth will delight fans of The Coroner's Lunch. Laos, 1977. Something wild and evil has been let loose in the city of Vientiane. But is the killer man or beast? It'll take all the coronial team's powers to crack this gruesome mystery.
R.E.A.D (Read; Engage; Advise; Discuss) Book Club meets on the second Saturday of the month (September thru May) at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome.