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Summary

Death in Paradise is one of BBC One’s most popular series, which averages nine million viewers.

DI Richard Poole is hot, bothered and fed up. He’s stuck on the tropical island of Saint-Marie, forced to live in a rickety old shack on a beach, and there isn’t a decent cup of tea to be found anywhere.

When a boat explodes in the harbour, Richard and his team soon realise there’s a new murderer on the loose. But who is it? And why did the killer leave behind a ruby at the scene of the crime?

As the police dig deeper, they uncover secrets that go back decades and a crime from the past that can never be forgiven.

Worse still, they soon realise this is only the beginning. They’ve got to catch the killer before there's another death in paradise.... 

An original story from the creator and writer of the hit BBC One TV series Death in Paradise, featuring onscreen favourite detective DI Richard Poole.

©2018 Robert Thorogood (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Very funny and dark with great pace. I love Robert Thorogood’s writing." (Peter James)

"Deftly entertaining...satisfyingly pushes all the requisite Agatha Christie-style buttons." (Barry Forshaw, The Independent)

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The best yet.

I started listening to the ‘Death in Paradise’ books after being introduced to the characters in the tv show of the same name. I wasn’t totally enamoured with the plot lines of some of the previous books but this one was clever, realistic and despite the story line (multiple murders!), often amusing. I’m not sure that my review would have been the same if I had read the books first (as is my usual wont) but can say for definite that if I had read this book first, I would have been very interested in seeing the tv adaptation. I can’t say the same for some of the previous books.

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Love it

Love everything about it except for the accents the narrator uses. Great story and I can just picture it all.

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The accents!

I wanted to try this book as I'm a fan of the tv show and the cast. I really wanted to love it as the plot and story had me hooked but gave up because I could not get past the terrible accents. It was so off putting and I could not enjoy it. Camille's French and Dwayne's Jamaican accent just distract you from the story, although I understand they are not easy accents to do. When not doing the accents it was read very nicely but they are featured heavily in the book. I am going to buy the paperback instead as the story itself was a good one.

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I loved it

So sad that this is the last in the series, Richard Poole was my favourite detective. No doubt I will listen to these again in a few months.

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Brilliant, but sad as this is the last one.

These books have helped me through a tough time in life. The characters, the location, the story have all helped immensely. Can we please get another 4 books... Thanks again.

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Yet another good story

I really enjoy these stories and the narration is good too. Story easy to follow.

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Brilliant book

Well written, it took to the very end before I knew who the killer was

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Surprisingly entertaining.

A crime story which is so much more. you are transported to a Caribbean island with an upright English detective. who only has his special kind of logic to solve the murder .

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Fab

Love these books and narrator just can’t get enough , always keeps me guessing till the last chapter.

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another great performance

I love this show and book series. this deepens the interaction between the characters and makes it a true death in paradise experience.

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Brilliant story line. Loved the accents. Worth....

a read. Loved it. I can't wait to listen to more................ ................ ......... .....................!! Xxxxx

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