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Robert Thorogood

Robert Thorogood is the creator of the BBC One series Death in Paradise and its companion novel, The Killing of Polly Carter. He was educated at Uppingham School in Rutland and read history at Downey College in Cambridge. While studying he toured with a comedy troupe and then set up a theatre company that toured small theatres and schools for may years. While doing this, he directed and acted alongside Peep Show stars Robert Webb, David Mitchell and Olivia Colman.



Robert Thorogood Books

  • Death in Paradise: The Killing of Polly Carter - Hardback - 9781848454156 - Robert Thorogood
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    You'll have seen DI Richard Poole in the hit BBC series Death in Paradise, where he was played so memorably by Ben Miller. This brilliant and original whodunnit, written by the show's creator Robert Thorogood, finds the detective on the trail of another potential murderer.

    Supermodel Polly Carter has been found dead after 'apparently' throwing herself from the cliftop near her home on the island of Saint-Marie. Famed for her looks and partying lifestyle, her friends are adamant she'd never have killed herself - and DI Poole agrees.

    In the scorching heat of the Caribbean, Richard has to face a stream of alibis, a host of conflicting motives and even a visit from his mother as he attempts to untangle the mystery of what he thinks is a well-planned-out murder...
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    Robert Thorogood
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    The new Death in Paradise mystery Two dead bodies. A family of suspects. One grumpy detective. Reluctantly stationed on the sweltering Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole dreams of cold winds, drizzly rain and a pint in his local pub. Just as he is feeling as fed up as can be, a mysterious vagrant is found dead in the grounds of the historic Beaumont plantation. Immediately assumed to be suicide, DI Poole is not so convinced and determined to prove otherwise. Never mind that the only fingerprints on the murder weapon belong to the victim. Or that the room was locked from the inside. Before long, death knocks twice and a second body turns up. The hunt is on to solve the case - despite the best efforts of the enigmatic Beaumont family...
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    Robert Thorogood
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    'I love Robert Thorogood's writing' - Peter James 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