New York: Soho, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, brown backstrip, khaki paper over boards, 274pp. Item #900427
Bookplate signed by the author laid in. Sixth volume in the mystery series featuring Laos national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun.
When the corpse of a rural beauty turns up in Dr. Siri's morgue, his curiosity is piqued. The victim was tied to a tree and strangled, but she had not, as the doctor had expected, been raped. On a trip to the hinterlands, Siri learns that many women have been killed this way, and he soon discovers that not only pretty maidens are at risk. Seventy-three-year-old coroners can be victims, too.
Fine in dust wrapper and protective mylar.