Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Another Wicked Bite From the National Coroner of Laos -- the One With 33 Teeth
Cotterill's Dr. Siri Paiboun became the chief medical examiner of Laos after that country's only doctor with a background in performing autopsies crossed the river into Thailand. Siri hoped to settle down with a state pension after helping the Communists force the Laotian royal family from power, but the party won't let him retire. So the good doctor studies old medical books and scratches for scarce supplies to perform the occasional cursory examination. He also enlivens the stories by making witty observations about the new regime to his weird band of cohorts.
The Coroner's Lunch
Disco for the Departed