A Meditation on Murder

  • by Robert Thorogood
  • Narrated by Phil Fox
  • 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An original story from the creator and writer of the hit BBC One TV series Death in Paradise, featuring onscreen favourite DI Richard Poole.
Enhance your enjoyment of the series as, for the first time, Robert Thorogood brings the characters to life in an all-new locked-room mystery.
Aslan Kennedy has an idyllic life as leader of a spiritual retreat for wealthy holidaymakers on one of the Caribbean's most unspoilt islands, Saint Marie. Until he's 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 who has already confessed to the murder.
Detective Inspector Richard Poole is hot, bothered, and fed up with talking to witnesses who'd rather discuss his aura than their whereabouts at the time of the murder. But he also knows that the facts of the case don't quite stack up. In fact he's convinced that the person who's just confessed to the murder is the one person who couldn't have done it.
Determined to track down the real killer, DI Poole is soon on the trail, and no stone will be left unturned. A must-listen for fans of the TV series and Agatha Christie crime classics featuring Marple and Poirot.


What the Critics Say

Praise for Death in Paradise:
"Thorogood's classic crime novel is laced with tongue-in-cheek humour and outlandish plot twists. Readers will love this gentle, quirky crime thriller.' ( Lincolnshire Echo)
"Fans of the series will relish...plenty of red herrings and twists to keep readers guessing until the Agatha Christie style showdown." ( 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)
"Sun, sea and suspense: If you like a classic whodunnit, and tropical settings, you won't want to miss Death in Paradise" ( Daily Mail)
" Death in Paradise feels like a little ray of sunshine." ( Mirror)
"Fans will enjoy returning to DI Richard Poole...just switch off and relax." ( Love Reading)
" Death in Paradise fans rejoice! Detective Inspector Richard Poole is making a comeback...just not on television." ( TV Wise)
"Fans of the show who are missing DI Richard Poole have another chance to spend some quality time with him thanks to A Meditation on Murder. It was an absolute delight from start to finish." ( Entertainment Outlook)
"A treat." ( Radio Times)
"This brilliant whodunnit is based on the BBC One drama Death in Paradise ( Woman)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Lotus eaters!

This is the line between dreams and reality. Scams and schemes to get rich quick are as likely as winning the lottery! Disillusioned victims meet the con artist who is a seemingly reformed character. When he is murdered by one of these people Richard, a Croyden policeman exiled in paradise and his local police team have to solve the case, a locked room mystery.

Between his work and his obsession with order Richard has his work cut out. Funny, challenging and entertaining this is a well-told tale worthy of a listen.
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- Rogayah


Brilliant! Better than the TV series!! Can't wait to start the next book but must wait 2 weeks for my holiday!
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- Robert Millard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-07-2016
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited