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Summary

The new Death in Paradise mystery

Two dead bodies. A family of suspects. One grumpy detective.

Reluctantly stationed on the sweltering Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole dreams of cold winds, drizzly rain and a pint in his local pub.

Just as he is feeling as fed up as can be, a mysterious vagrant is found dead in the grounds of the historic Beaumont plantation. Immediately assumed to be suicide, DI Poole is not so convinced and is determined to prove otherwise. Never mind that the only fingerprints on the murder weapon belong to the victim. Or that the room was locked from the inside.

Before long, death knocks twice and a second body turns up. The hunt is on to solve the case - despite the best efforts of the enigmatic Beaumont family....

©2017 Robert Thorogood and Red Planet Pictures Limited (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Very funny and dark with great pace. I love Robert Thorogood's writing." (Peter James)
"This second Death in Paradise novel is a gem." ( Daily Express)
"Deftly entertaining...satisfyingly pushes all the requisite Agatha Christie-style buttons." (Barry Forshaw, The Independent)

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Just read it, don't act it

I love Death in Paradise, I've read the books but the reader ruined this book for me. The accents are unnecessary, especially Camille.

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How Does He Do It?

How Does Robert Thorogood write such gripping books? The way he writes is so interesting and always keeps you hanging on every word. If you like to watch Death In Paradise you will certainly love these books are even if you just like reading crime books I would highly recommend this series. I was unsure at first about the narrator but it didn't take me a minute to change my mind. He did a grate job with all the accents.

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Richard Poole is doing the business

Richard is brought to life by Phil Fox brilliantly, I loved the blend of a stuffy English DI on a tropical island supported by Camille, Dwayne and Fidel.

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the best Death in Paradise story so far!

i loved this book .The twists and turns in storyline made for an excellent whodunit.

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Great Series

loved it. I really wish Robert Thoroughgood would write more.
If you want a good cosy series, give it a go

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Again Brilliant.

Brilliant twists and turns. And if you know the TV version then the books do not disappoint.

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Well read

Good story well read I just found it abit long winded at the end, but if you like his other books this one won't disappoint you

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I love these books and Richard Poole

loved it, the accents are a bit iffy but the series are great just wish there were more. the TV series were fab to -Richard was my favourite it's a shame how he left 😢

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Better than on tv

I love the series death in Paradise, but the book is so much better. The characters are still the same, but much more interesting. I can't wait to find more of these books.

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excellent story

lots of twists and turns, I did not work out the murderer. read very well