’A treat’ – Radio Times
Robert Thorogood is the creator and writer of the hit BBC One series Death in Paradise. Now, for the first time, he brings the characters to life on the page in an all-new, locked-room mystery.
Aslan Kennedy has an idyllic life: Leader of a Spiritual Retreat for wealthy holidaymakers on one of the Caribbean’s most unspoilt islands, Saint Marie. Until hes 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 whom has already confessed to the murder.
Detective Inspector Richard Poole is hot, bothered, and fed up with talking to witnesses whod rather discuss his aura’ than their whereabouts at the time of the murder. But he also knows that the facts of the case dont quite stack up. In fact, hes convinced that the person whos just confessed to the murder is the one person who couldnt have done it.
Determined to track down the real killer, DI Poole is soon on the trail, and no stone will be left unturned.