Saturday, January 18, 2014

Death in Paradise: The Books

One of my favorite TV series, Death in Paradise,  began its third season in the UK this week --with a major change. Not sure how I'll feel about that when we get to see it here in the U.S. However, Book2Book brings news of a publishing deal.

MIRA, Harlequin (UK) Ltd's commercial fiction imprint, today announces that it has won the rights to three crime novels by 'Death in Paradise' creator Robert Thorogood. 

The three novels will take inspiration from the hit BBC show but will be original stories and will feature Richard Poole as the lead protagonist amongst other show favourites. 

'Death in Paradise' is a clever, witty murder-mystery drama set on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint-Marie. The first two series followed the investigations of uptight Met police officer Richard Poole, played by Ben Miller, who first arrived to investigate the murder of his colleague and ended up staying on the idyllic – if slightly dangerous – island. 

The third series kicked off with a bang on Tuesday 14th January when Poole left the series and new detective DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) arrived to replace him. 

Thorogood says, "I've been a passionate reader of murder mysteries my whole life, and in many respects 'Death in Paradise' has always been my homage to the queen of the genre, Agatha Christie. As the TV show evolves I am thrilled that MIRA are letting me bring Richard and Camille back together again. I can't wait to see them once more outwitting the very many murderers that live on Saint-Marie." 

Harlequin will publish the first novel in hardback in January 2015, with the paperback edition following in June 2015.

HT: Karen Meek, Euro Crime


Marsdon said...

Poole left. How will the series work without him?

Janet Rudolph said...

Exactly.. worried about what they'll do.. at least we'll have three books with him in it :-)

Anonymous said...

I too was worried about how they would handle his departure and the new character brought into replace him. They did a wonderful job. I thoroughly enjoyed the episode and am looking forward to more with the new character