I shot the Buddha / Colin Cotterill.

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      Summary: "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. Realizing that he needs rescuing, Siri and Daeng sneak illegally across the Mekhong River to Thailand, trying to track their missing monk-friend down and figure out who has kidnapped him. Their adventure runs them afoul of Lao secret service officers, famous spiritualists, charismatic abbots, and even a man who might be the reincarnation of the Buddha himself. Buddhism is a powerful influence on both morals and politics in Southeast Asia--to get their friend back, Siri and Daeng will have to figure out who is cloaking their terrible misdeeds in religiosity"-- Provided by publisher.
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      COTTERILL, C. I shot the Buddha. [s. l.]: Soho Crime, 2016. ISBN 9781616957223. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507232. Acesso em: 23 set. 2020.
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      Cotterill C. I Shot the Buddha. Soho Crime; 2016. Accessed September 23, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507232
    • APA:
      Cotterill, C. (2016). I shot the Buddha. Soho Crime.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cotterill, Colin. 2016. I Shot the Buddha. Dr. Siri Paiboun Mysteries. Soho Crime. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507232.
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      Cotterill, C. (2016) I shot the Buddha. Soho Crime (Dr. Siri Paiboun mysteries). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507232 (Accessed: 23 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cotterill, C 2016, I shot the Buddha, Dr. Siri Paiboun mysteries, Soho Crime, viewed 23 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Cotterill, Colin. I Shot the Buddha. Soho Crime, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507232.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cotterill, Colin. I Shot the Buddha. Dr. Siri Paiboun Mysteries. Soho Crime, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507232.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cotterill C. I shot the Buddha [Internet]. Soho Crime; 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 23]. (Dr. Siri Paiboun mysteries). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.507232


Booklist Reviews 2016 August #1

*Starred Review* Once again, Cotterill plunges readers into the percolating atmosphere of Laos in the 1970s, when communist nation, under the guise of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos, struggled mightily to clamp down on people's beliefs and the increasing tendency of Laotians to flee to Thailand. In this, the eleventh in Cotterill's historical-political-humorous mystery series, Dr. Siri Paiboun, who has been retired twice as the national coroner of Laos, continues to fight his boredom and Party rulers by solving mysteries on his own. Dr. Paiboun is aided and abetted by his wife, Madame Daeng, who operates the best noodle shop in Vientiane—this setting alone, where everyone gathers, is key to the couple being in on what's going on and what's being covered up. Cotterill's stunning opening shows three women in separate locations being murdered. The rest of the mystery puts Siri and Madame Daeng on a path to solve crimes that they're not even aware have been committed, but that gradually appear as they transport a monk into Thailand. Cotterill's mysteries are incredibly rich in atmospheric detail and intricate plotting. At times, the narrative can be obscure and meandering, but even off point, Cotterill never fails to engage. This series offers unfailingly satisfying reading, especially so for the glimpses we get into the still-revolutionary characters of Siri and Madame Daeng, both bursting with caustic wit and adventurous spirit. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2016 May #5

In an introductory note, Cotterill warns readers that his highly entertaining 11th novel featuring Laotian coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun (after 2015's Six and a Half Deadly Sins) is not for those who prefer their "mysteries dull and earthly." A gripping opening follows, in which three women are murdered in three separate locations over one night in 1979. A flashback to two weeks earlier makes good on Cotterill's disclaimer. The acerbic Siri and his redoubtable wife, Madam Daeng, who have plenty of experience with the supernatural, attend—and disrupt—a Communist Party seminar condemning spirit worship as part of the regime's efforts to resolve conflicts between Communism and such faiths as Buddhism and animism. Meanwhile, Noo, a Thai monk whom the doctor has given refuge from the Thai military, vanishes, leaving a note asking Siri to smuggle a fellow monk back to Thailand, a mission that turns out to be connected to the murders of the three women. Cotterill's subtle humor, coupled with the charm of his leads, will likely trump any discomfort with scenes with supernatural elements, even for readers who disapprove of such in their whodunits. (Aug.)

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