Light-Hearted Murder Mystery
Murder In The Caribbean by Robert Thorogood is a marvellous, light hearted, gripping, contemporary murder mystery. It is the fourth book in the Death In Paradise series but can be read as a stand-alone.
I have watched many episodes of the BBC’s Death In Paradise series with Ben Miller but had never read any of the books before. Oh how I have been missing out. The book had the same atmosphere as the series – a camaraderie between the lead characters which sees them bouncing dialogue backwards and forwards. There is a lightness of spirit in spite of it being a murder mystery. And then there is the warm, easy going nature of the Caribbean which contrasts with the stiff upper lip of the English detective.
Having watched the series, I ‘knew’ what the characters and locations looked like, which added to my enjoyment.
I tried to piece the clues together but failed (as usual) to solve the crime. I loved the way the crime and all the loose ends were wound up at the end. It was very reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s Piorot.
A thoroughly enjoyable read. I shall certainly be wanting to read more Death In Paradise novels.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.