The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

eBook - 2013
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Random House, Inc.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2011's Slash & Burn.
In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. A woman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was given a funeral and everyone in the village saw her body burned. Then, three days later, she was back in her house as if she'd never been dead at all. But now she's clairvoyant, and can speak to the dead. That's why the long-dead brother of a Lao general has enlisted her to help his brother uncover his remains, which have been lost at the bottom of a river for many years.
Lao national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, are sent along to supervise the excavation. It could be a kind of relaxing vacation for them, maybe, except Siri is obsessed with the pretty undead medium's special abilities, and Madame Daeng might be a little jealous. She doesn't trust the woman for some reason─is her hunch right? What is the group really digging for at the bottom of this remote river on the Thai border? What war secrets are being covered up?

Baker & Taylor
When a murdered woman suddenly reappears in her Lao village home with clairvoyant powers and is enlisted by a ghost to help his general brother find his remains, national coroner Siri Paiboun oversees the excavation and wonders about his wife's hostile jealousy. By the author of Slash & Burn.

Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781616952075
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Nov 08, 2014

This series is excellent, giving us a window into an entirely different world. I was delighted to learn more about Daeng's past.

Aug 11, 2013

Not as compelling as many of the earlier books in the series. A lot of Siri's wife's past, given to us all in one go - a change from Cotterill's previous unfolding of the main characters bit by bit in each book. I was left wanting more of Dr Siri himself.

Apr 02, 2013

Classic Dr Siri. Enjoyed learning more about the life of Comrade Daeng. But want to know what happens to Auntie Bphoo....


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