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14 February 2017

A Meditation on Murder by Robert Thorogood (Tuesday Intro & Teaser Tuesday)

I absolutely adore the BBC show Death in Paradise and have been watching it since the beginning (thanks to the wonderful world of the internet). We're currently in the final stretch of the sixth season and while I wait for the next episode to air I found myself missing Saint-Marie. I could rewatch episodes ... but I decided that it would be even more fun to read a new story featuring the characters from the first season! 

Of course, I was beyond thrilled when I first found out that there were actually books written by the show's creator/writer that weren't just novelizations of cases I had already seen. Having watched (and rewatched) the show, the characters really jump off the page -- accents, idiosyncracies and all. Even if you haven't seen the show, though, I bet you would still love the book if you enjoy classic mysteries. It's very much a modern story with a Golden Age feel -- complete with the locked door murder (kind of)! Even better? Harry is around to wreak his own particular kind of havoc ... which, at this point, is going over the heads of those new to Saint-Marie. I highly suggest that you read the book.

"First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros" is from the first paragraph or two of a book being read now (or in the future) and is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. "Teaser Tuesday" at The Purple Booker asks for a random line or two from anywhere in the book currently being read.


  1. That's some teaser! I'm going add these books and the show to my lists.

  2. I love this show! We've watched up through Season 4, which is all that's available on Netflix streaming right now. Look forward to more whenever. Glad to know there are books and I've gone and ordered this one. Think I'll enjoy it. Thanks so much for highlighting this one!

  3. I am glad to know it is on Netflix. Going to check it out.

  4. Oh, my, I would hate having hounding lizards and trees growing in the house. Sounds tempting! Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “THE TROPHY CHILD”

  5. I have watched season one and two and some of three, got really upset I think it was the end of two not real sure I like the new guy which is why I haven't watched as many but I really do need to go back and start again and finish out what is on netflix...lol. I didn't know they were books so I need to check that out! :)

  6. I love Death In Paradise and need to get hold of the books, I think:). Thank you for sharing.