When I first saw A Death in Paradise I was hooked not realising that I was in fact watching the 2nd series. So when I saw the 1st series I was still unaware and thought that Humphrey Goodman had died and that Richard Poole was the replacement, I was gutted and did not like Richard at all I felt he was boring so as bad as it sounds you wouldn’t believe how happy I was when I found out it was Richard who had been killed off.
I came across the book and knowing how good the TV show was I was eager to just dive straight in, and I was not disappointed. The story tells of a supermodel called Polly Carter who commits suicide outside her beach house but when detectives go to the crime scene they realise it was not suicide at all but murder. I was hooked from the start for me a book needs to keep my attention and not make me feel like it’s dragging on or there are pointless bits where it just feels like they are filling up pages. I did not get this feeling with the book even if there weren’t “exciting clue solving, and the piecing of evidence” the book still had so much character and I was literally laughing the whole way through the book. The awkwardness of DI Richard coupled with his prying colleague DS Camille and equally hilarious colleague Dwayne who had me in stitches.
I felt a bit in the dark in regards to not knowing anything about Richard’s history especially since the book seems to bring it up every now and again which makes it hard to understand what is going on when you don’t seem to have a clue, this may be because I have not read the first book which I am desperate to read a quick trip to Amazon and hopefully I will have the book soon.
All in all I think weighing the pros and cons of the book I would give it a 8/10 x