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 sack on a beach, and there isn’t a decent cup of tea ti 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 discover 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 on-screen favourite detective, DI Richard Poole.
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher as part of the publication blog tour, in return for an honest review.
I enjoy watching Death In Paradise, and looked forward to reading this novel. It’s like a modern Agatha Christie story. I wasn’t disappointed! As with the TV series, you are kept guessing about the villain and the motivation, with plenty of misdirection based on assumptions made by the reader and the police.
I enjoyed the plot and writing. The plot was complex and writing easy to read, the characters interacted in a realistic fashion. I found the way DI Poole bumbles through his relationships with the others in his team endearing, as he tries to settle into life in the unexpected environment and attitudes of Saint Marie.
The denouement was unexpected and the murderer a complete surprise. If you watch the series, you’ll know what I mean. And this is definitely one for fans of the series and similar books.