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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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Another great Death in Paradise story!

Love this series and the characters but if someone had said "What's that?" One more time I would have screamed and thrown my phone out of the window!
It was like every character had some kind of hearing problem.

Other than that it was another great murder mystery with Richard and the gang and a good narrator.

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Twists and turns

As usual this is a good story. I never feel let down. Got the books on audible and
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Brilliant brilliant

Just love these books abd this narrator, twits and turns , keep you guessing , you live every moment and feel like you are in the island with them ... didn’t want to end . Brilliant

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really enjoyed it

just like the series, this was good fun, pretty cosy with no gruesome details of the murder. I loved the ending. the narrator was good and did the accents well.

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love it

just like the TV season. love this team wish they had more than 1 season together but these books give us more.

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Excellent couldn’t stop listening

I have now listened to all the Robert Thorogood Death in Paradise books and although they are all great stories this one is by far the best a fascinating plot that keeps you guessing all the way through
Phil Fox does a wonderful job of narrating making you really believe you are listening to the characters you already know from the TV series
I hope to find more from Robert and Phil soon thank you

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Lightweight fun

Easy listening with excellent narrator and characters as expected from TV series. Plot twists also kept me guessing right to the end.