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The Merry Misogynist (A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery)

By Colin Cotterill

The 6th Dr. Siri Paiboun mystery

When the corpse of a rural attractiveness turns up in Dr. Siri’s morgue, his interest is piqued. The sufferer was once tied to a tree and strangled, yet she had no longer, because the health practitioner had anticipated, been raped. On a visit to the hinterlands, Siri learns that many ladies were killed this fashion, and he quickly discovers that not just beautiful maidens are in danger. Seventy-three-year-old coroners should be sufferers, too.

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My chef isn't to be had for different positions. he's bonded,” stated the owner. Siri stared at him. “He’s out the again, uncle,” acknowledged the waitress. The younger guy glared at her, yet she overlooked him. Out the again really intended ‘out the back’. The kitchen used to be on the rear of the eating place within the backyard roofed over by means of a wide eco-friendly tarpaulin with grease stains. connected to a go beam have been striking enthusiasts. a person had get a hold of the intense suggestion of elimination the covers and attaching lengthy streamers to the blades. The goal had evidently been to maintain bugs clear of the foodstuff and retain the cook dinner cool while. however the weight of the streamers had slowed the rotors to this sort of speed that the equipment in simple terms stirred the new air and the flies jointly like parts in a wide stew. A fats guy in a army blue undershirt and lengthy black trousers was once at the a ways aspect of the small backyard washing dishes in a bucket. “Excuse me,” Siri acknowledged. the fellow seemed over his shoulder with a surprised expression. His was once a bulbous chocolaty face with a nostril that seemed like it could possibly pop. He dropped the dishes into the unsoapy water and moved quickly over to Siri, wiping his fingers on his abdominal. He crouched as he walked that allows you to continue his head less than the visitor’s. He smiled widely and rocked his head and played a truly wobbly model of the Lao, hands-together nop. Siri used to be afraid the fellow could drop to his knees. “Yes, sir? certain, sir? ” he stated, it seems that extremely joyful to determine Siri. This out-of-shape Indian used to be in his fifties, and Siri doubted the guy had identified a yr of these fifty whilst he wasn’t being bossed or bullied. He had the air of a guy whose notion of Nirvana was once a spot the place the canes have been shorter and the whips only made from horsehair. “Do you converse Lao? ” Siri requested. the guy nodded a number of instances. “Yes, sir. How am i able to assist you? ” “You may cease arising and down for a commence. I’m getting movement ailment. ” “Very good. sure, sir. ” Siri pulled over toilet stools and signalled for the fellow to sit down on one. yet once Siri sat at the different, the Indian dropped to the ground like a sack of soppy noodles. It favourite territory for him so the health practitioner conceded. “What’s your identify? ” Siri requested. “Yes, sir. i'm Bhiku David Tickoo. ” “May I name you Bhiku? ” “Sir, i might be an honoree. ” “Very good, I’m right here approximately Rajid. ” Bhiku smiled silently. “You don’t comprehend who that's, do you? ” “No, sir. ” “Thought now not. It’s the identify we’ve given to the younger guy who walks part bare round the streets. ” “Ah, sir. Then that might be my son, Jogendranath, as named after the nice reformist. ” “Really, good that’s really a mouthful. may possibly I simply name him Rajid for now? ” “As you would like, sir. ” unexpectedly, Bhiku climbed uneasily to his ft and moved quickly into the store. Siri questioned no matter if he’d indignant him by way of renaming his son, yet he lower back in seconds with a tumbler of misty water. He reduced himself to the floor once again ahead of handing it to Siri. “Forgive me, sir. the place have been my manners? ” Siri knew greater than to drink unidentified water so he in simple terms touched his lips to the skin.

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