I Shot the Buddha : Doctor Siri Paiboun

  • by Colin Cotterill
  • Narrated by Clive Chafers
  • Series: Doctor Siri Paiboun
  • 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A fiendishly clever mystery in which Dr. Siri and his friends investigate three interlocking murders -and the ungodly motives behind them.
Laos, 1979: Retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, have never been able to turn away a misfit. As a result they share their small Vientiane house with an assortment of homeless people, mendicants, and oddballs. One of these oddballs is Noo, a Buddhist monk who rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator: a plea to help a fellow monk escape across the Mekong River to Thailand. Naturally, Siri can't turn down the adventure, and soon he and his friends find themselves running afoul of Lao secret service officers and famous spiritualists. Buddhism is a powerful influence on both morals and politics in Southeast Asia. In order to exonerate an innocent man, they will have to figure out who is cloaking terrible misdeeds in religiosity.


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I am a big fan

This series is one of my favorites. Bizarre, funny, and informative about Southeast Asian history culture and politics. Please keep them coming.
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- Rena

One of the very best series!

One of the best detective series today! I just wish they would make it into a television series. The characters are all perfectly done and the story has elements of surprise and sometimes , whimsy, that are alway interesting. With so many seniors active today, I think this series would play well. Yeah for dr salee and dame! Please keep amazing us in all your adventures!
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- Penny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books