`Deftly entertaining ... satisfyingly pushes all the requisite Agatha Christie-style buttons'
- Barry Forshaw, THE INDEPENDENT
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.
Supermodel Polly Carter was famed for her looks and party-girl lifestyle. Now she's dead, apparently having thrown herself from the clifftop near her home on the island of Saint-Marie. Those who knew her say Polly would never have killed herself...and when he is called in to investigate, DI Richard Poole is inclined to agree there is more to Polly's death than meets the eye.
Already fighting a losing battle against the intense summer heat of the Caribbean, Richard now faces fresh adversaries: a stream of alibis; a host of conflicting motives; and, worst of all, a visit from his mother. A frenzy which would surely allow a murderer to slip away unnoticed...yet Richard is certain that the guilty party is still on the island.
As his team closes in on Polly's household, Richard becomes convinced that the model's death was an inside job. And he's determined to prove who planned the killing of Polly Carter, and why...
Praise for Robert Thorogood:
`Very funny and very dark with great pace. I love Robert Thorogood's writing' - Peter James
`For fans of Agatha Christie' - Mail on Sunday
`A treat' - Radio Times
`Plenty of red herrings and twists to keep readers guessing' - 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
'Fans will enjoy returning to DI Richard Poole... just switch off and relax' - Love Reading
'An absolute delight from start to finish.' - Entertainment Outlook
`A brilliant whodunnit' - Woman
Robert Thorogood is the creator of the hit BBC One TV series DEATH IN PARADISE. He was born in Colchester, Essex, in 1972. When he was 10-years old, he read his first proper novel - Agatha Christie's Peril at End House - and he's been in love with the genre ever since. He now lives in Marlow in Buckinghamshire with his wife, children and an increasingly cranky Bengal cat called Daniel.