The Merry Misogynist

The Merry Misogynist

Book - 2009
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Dr. Siri Paiboun, the only medical examiner in Laos in 1978, realizes that he is dealing with a serial killer when he discovers that the murder of a beautiful young woman who was tied to a tree and strangled resembles similar murders in the countryside.
Published: New York : Soho, c2009.
ISBN: 9781569475560
Branch Call Number: F COT
Characteristics: 274 p. ;,20 cm.


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Jun 13, 2017

I loved the first two books in the series, but this one, which features the thought process of the killer, is gruesome and creepy. Couldn't read more than 1/4 of it.

Aug 06, 2012

Second book I've read in this series. I love the insights into another culture through humour and wonderful characters. The serial killer plot of this one did not ring true, however. If this is your first Dr Siri Paiboun book, don't give up: others are better.

Jun 11, 2012

I love the culture, the loving humor, so many things about the Dr. Siri series. The mystery is good and kept me very interested while the authors humor and characters are quite entertaining.

Aug 29, 2011

Dr Siri, the septugenarian National Coroner of Laos, tries to find a serial killer in this very funny mystery. The insights into the mind of the serial killer are trite and the book is marred by the occasional tumble into sentimentality, but these are minor faults set against the fine characterisation, vivid setting and gentle humour. Set in Laos in 1978, the charming and cynical Dr Siri has to cope with the bungling and corrupt Communist government, aided by a cast of colourful secondary characters.


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