An original story from the creator and writer of the hit BBC One TV series Death in Paradise, featuring onscreen favourite DI Richard Poole.
Enhance your enjoyment of the series as, for the first time, Robert Thorogood brings the characters to life in an all-new locked-room mystery.
Aslan Kennedy has an idyllic life as leader of a spiritual retreat for wealthy holidaymakers on one of the Caribbean's most unspoilt islands, Saint Marie. Until he's murdered, that is. The case seems open and shut: when Aslan was killed, he was inside a locked room with only five other people, one of who has already confessed to the murder.
Detective Inspector Richard Poole is hot, bothered, and fed up with talking to witnesses who'd rather discuss his aura than their whereabouts at the time of the murder. But he also knows that the facts of the case don't quite stack up. In fact he's convinced that the person who's just confessed to the murder is the one person who couldn't have done it.
Determined to track down the real killer, DI Poole is soon on the trail, and no stone will be left unturned. A must-listen for fans of the TV series and Agatha Christie crime classics featuring Marple and Poirot.
©2016 Robert Thorogood (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Praise for Death in Paradise:
"Thorogood's classic crime novel is laced with tongue-in-cheek humour and outlandish plot twists. Readers will love this gentle, quirky crime thriller.' (Lincolnshire Echo)
"Fans of the series will relish...plenty of red herrings and twists to keep readers guessing until the Agatha Christie style showdown." (Daily Express)
"Fans of the Agatha Christie style BBC drama Death in Paradise will enjoy this book from the show's creator." (Mail on Sunday)
"Sun, sea and suspense: If you like a classic whodunnit, and tropical settings, you won't want to miss Death in Paradise" (Daily Mail)
"Death in Paradise feels like a little ray of sunshine." (Mirror)
"Fans will enjoy returning to DI Richard Poole...just switch off and relax." (Love Reading)
"Death in Paradise fans rejoice! Detective Inspector Richard Poole is making a comeback...just not on television." (TV Wise)
"Fans of the show who are missing DI Richard Poole have another chance to spend some quality time with him thanks to A Meditation on Murder. It was an absolute delight from start to finish." (Entertainment Outlook)
"A treat." (Radio Times)
"This brilliant whodunnit is based on the BBC One drama Death in Paradise (Woman)
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This is the line between dreams and reality. Scams and schemes to get rich quick are as likely as winning the lottery! Disillusioned victims meet the con artist who is a seemingly reformed character. When he is murdered by one of these people Richard, a Croyden policeman exiled in paradise and his local police team have to solve the case, a locked room mystery.
Between his work and his obsession with order Richard has his work cut out. Funny, challenging and entertaining this is a well-told tale worthy of a listen.
"What a fun book"
Well crafted plot using the familiar figures I've already got to know through the TV. Kept be guessing right up to the final reveal. Lighthearted and fun murder mystery.
"A meditation on murder"
A great book. Funny touching and a good yarn. Have bought the next book immediately
"D I Poole is back!"
Death in Paradise is my all time favourite series. So I was a bit nervous about listening to this book but thought I would try it as I had faith that Mr Thorogood would not ruin it for me. And I was correct. This is a brilliant story, just like all the Death in Paradise crimes, it has lots of twists and turns, blind alleys and false starts until Richard Poole brilliantly brings it all together at the end and explains all the hints and clues. All the usual characters from the series are there, but this is a stand alone story so you don't have to have seen the series before hand to enjoy it. Although I highly recommend it if you haven't.
The narration is quite good, but the female voices could have been done better. However, that did not detract from this great who dun it.
I can wait to download the next one and I am really hoping there will be more. This is one of my favourite books.
"Lives up to expectations!"
Loved the TV series and really enjoyed this and the other audiobook about the English detective on the island of Saint Marie.
Brilliant! Better than the TV series!! Can't wait to start the next book but must wait 2 weeks for my holiday!
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