The Second Biggest Nothing

In this dark, quirky fourteenth Dr. Siri Paiboun mystery set in Communist Laos in the early '80s, a death threat sends Dr. Siri down memory lane, from Paris in the ’30s to war-torn Vietnam in the ’70s, to figure out who's trying to kill ...

The Second Biggest Nothing

In this dark, quirky fourteenth Dr. Siri Paiboun mystery set in Communist Laos in the early '80s, a death threat sends Dr. Siri down memory lane, from Paris in the ’30s to war-torn Vietnam in the ’70s, to figure out who's trying to kill him now. Vientiane, 1980: For a man of his age and in his corner of the world, Dr. Siri, the 76-year-old former national coroner of Laos, is doing remarkably well—especially considering the fact that he is possessed by a thousand-year-old Hmong shaman. That is, until he finds a mysterious note tied to his dog’s tail. Upon finding someone to translate the note, Dr. Siri learns it is a death threat addressed not only to him, but to everyone he holds dear. Whoever wrote the note claims the job will be executed in two weeks. Thus, at the urging of his wife and his motley crew of faithful friends, Dr. Siri must figure out who wants him dead, prompting him to recount three incidents over the years: an early meeting with his lifelong pal Civilai in Paris in the early ’30s, a particularly disruptive visit to an art museum in Saigon in 1956, and a prisoner of war negotiation in Hanoi at the height of the Vietnam War in the ’70s. There will be grave consequences in the present if Dr. Siri can’t decipher the clues from his past.

The Delightful Life of a Suicide Pilot

But who is “we,” and why have they left no return address? To the chagrin of his wife and friends, who have to hear him read the diary out loud, Siri embarks on an investigation by examining the text.

The Delightful Life of a Suicide Pilot

After 15 cunning, mischievous, heartbreaking, hilarious, eye-opening, and atmospheric installments, Colin Cotterill's award-winning Dr. Siri Paiboun series comes to a close. Make sure you don't miss this last chapter, a deliciously clever puzzle that illuminates the history of World War II in Southeast Asia. Laos, 1981: When an unofficial mailman drops off a strange bilingual diary, Dr. Siri is intrigued. Half is in Lao, but the other half is in Japanese, which no one Siri knows can read; it appears to have been written during the Second World War. Most mysterious of all, it comes with a note stapled to it: Dr. Siri, we need your help most urgently. But who is “we,” and why have they left no return address? To the chagrin of his wife and friends, who have to hear him read the diary out loud, Siri embarks on an investigation by examining the text. Though the journal was apparently written by a kamikaze pilot, it is surprisingly dull. Twenty pages in, no one has died, and the pilot never mentions any combat at all. Despite these shortcomings, Siri begins to obsess over the diary’s abrupt ending . . . and the riddle of why it found its way into his hands. Did the kamikaze pilot ever manage to get off the ground? To find out, he and Madame Daeng will have to hitch a ride south and uncover some of the darkest secrets of the Second World War.

Slow Horses Deluxe Edition

Don't Eat Me The Second Biggest Nothing The Delightful Life of a Suicide Pilot Three Hours in Paris F.H. BATACAN ( Philippines ) Smaller and Smaller Circles LISA BRACKMANN ( China ) Rock Paper Tiger Hour of the Rat Dragon Day Getaway Go ...

Slow Horses  Deluxe Edition

Welcome to the thrilling and unnervingly prescient world of the slow horses. This team of MI5 agents is united by one common bond: They've screwed up royally and will do anything to redeem themselves. This special tenth-anniversary deluxe edition of a modern classic includes a foreword by the author, discussion questions for book clubs, and an exclusive short story featuring the slow horses. London, England: Slough House is where washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their failed careers. The “slow horses,” as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated there. Maybe they botched an Op so badly they can’t be trusted anymore. Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle—not unusual in this line of work. One thing they have in common, though, is they want to be back in the action. And most of them would do anything to get there─even if it means having to collaborate with one another. When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, the slow horses see an opportunity to redeem themselves. But is the victim really who he appears to be?

Bluebottle

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die Six and a Half Deadly Sins I Shot the Buddha The Rat Catchers' Olympics Don't Eat Me The Second Biggest Nothing Garry Disher (Australia) The Dragon Man Kittyhawk Down Snapshot Chain of Evidence Blood Moon ...

Bluebottle

Weaving Griffin's search for identity-one of the recurring themes in this magnificent series of novels-with a sensuous portrait of the people and places the define New Orleans, James Sallis continues not only to unravel Griffin's past but to map his future . . . and our own. As Lew Griffin leaves a New Orleans music club with an older white woman he has just met, someone fires a shot and Lew goes down. When he comes to, he discovers that most of a year has gone by since that night. Who was the woman? Which of them was the target? Who was the shooter? Somewhere in the Crescent City—and in the white supremacist movement crawling through it—there's an answer. But to get to it, he is going to have to work with the only people offering help, people he knows he should avoid.

The First Wave

... Lanterne Rouge Shot the Buddha AGNETE FRIIS Murder Below Montparnasse The Rat Catchers ' Olympics ( Denmark ) Murder in Pigalle Don't Eat Me What My Body Remembers Murder on the Champ de Mars The Second Biggest Nothing The Summer of ...

The First Wave

Praise for the Billy Boyle series: “A meaty, old-fashioned and thoroughly enjoyable tale of WWII-era murder and espionage.”—The Seattle Times “The World War II atmosphere and history are expertly handled.”—Denver Post “Great fun. Benn knows his war history. . . . The novel introduces a batch of intriguing characters who seem destined to make another appearance.”—The Globe and Mail (Toronto) “A memorable debut.”—BookPage “A must for history buffs and mystery fans.”—Connecticut Post “If you enjoy World War II mysteries . . . you’ll love this book. . . . One of the best books I’ve read this year.”—Mystery Scene “Benn crafts a crackling good adventure, with much flavorsome period color.”—Kirkus Reviews “I’ll look for another book about Billy Boyle, with pleasure.”—Deadly Pleasures Lieutenant Billy Boyle reluctantly accompanies Major Samuel Harding, his boss, in the first boat to land on the shores of Algeria during the Allied invasion. Their task is to arrange the surrender of the Vichy French forces. But there is dissension between the regular army, the local militia, and De Gaulle’s Free French. American black marketeers in league with the enemy divert medical supplies to the Casbah, leading to multiple murders that Billy must solve while trying to rescue the girl he loves, a captured British spy.

Boston Home Journal

However , if Monday's audience was any critragic sort be exempted . terion , Mr. Magee had nothing to regret . His Grand Opera House was full - and that means the second biggest audience I don't suppose she particularly thought of it ...

Boston Home Journal


American Swineherd

You can get bred sows of the biggest . Nothing goes out but a top , the balance goes to the pork market . Come , if you want Spring pigs , boars or sows or bred sows . Here are the biggest and best and sold so any farmer can buy .

American Swineherd


Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Incidentally , the House should be reminded that at the moment nine countries pay nothing in net terms . It is a funny club in which only three members pay anything and in which we are the second biggest payer , even after our rebates .

Parliamentary Debates  Hansard


Occasional Paper

The second biggest boy was sitting on the side of the bed , while the biggest one was kneeling at his side and praying in a slow , distinct voice . ... They knew nothing of my hearing them , and know nothing of it yet .

Occasional Paper


Television

Television


Report

Manly Fleischmann, Administrator, Defense Production Administration : I don't believe there will be anything ... After all, what we tend to forget is that 1950 was not only the biggest year of our history, but sensationally so.

Report


Poets Writers

“ The biggest nothing quite as nervous - making as a trilogy . The first book was challenge was that this book went publishing your second novel after based on Vishnu , the caretaker of the against the grain of my natural style your ...

Poets   Writers


Census of India 1961

Employment of females in this avenue is next to nothing . ' Other Services ' is the biggest employer of males in one State , second biggest in six States and third biggest employer in eight States . Employment in ' Other Services ...

Census of India  1961


Census of India 1961

Employment of females in this avenue is next to nothing . ' Other Services ' is the biggest employer of males in one State , second biggest in six States and third biggest employer in eight States . Employment in Other Services ' among ...

Census of India  1961


Diaruna wal alam

The UK manages to import around 4m tons in a normal strike - free year , against sales of anything between 3m and 9m tons ... Second biggest seller in recent years has been Australia with around 20 per cent , even though it accounts for ...

Diaruna wal alam


Business Review Weekly

“ Instead of saying nothing or giving a The biggest fund manager , with $ 52.2 investment executives will suffer and ... would have in New York has a policy that no comments now the second - biggest ; BT Alex Brown is 3800 employees .

Business Review Weekly


Daily Report

In the second question , it explains that a representative government will be established in south Vietnam ... We are sure none of you wants to be prisoners like us , and we are darn sure none of you want to die for the biggest nothing ...

Daily Report


InfoWorld

... The second - biggest difference between Above Board PS and conventional multifunction boards is the unconventional warranty on it . Five years instead of the usual two . Ease of installation is nothing to sneeze at either .

InfoWorld


The Gulliver File

Of late Aberfoyle has suffered from strikes and the imposition of tin quotas (it is Australia's second biggest tin ... Aberfoyle's explorations - mosdy in JVs - continue "to be encouraging" though nothing has been heard recently of its ...

The Gulliver File