The Killing of Polly Carter by Robert Thorogood
Published June 8, 2016
- Author Robert Thorogood
I really enjoyed this book, the second in the spin-off novels from the TV show Death in Paradise. It felt more relaxed than the first, more like the characters we’ve grown to know and love, and less repetitive, particularly in terms of the murder investigation. Rather than endlessly going over the clues, we revisit them just a couple of times throughout.
I did think, quite smugly, that I had guessed who the murderer was, but of course I was wrong. It always feels a little silly, the way the suspects are gathered together at the end of the book/episode, but equally, it’s a wonder to watch brilliant detectives at work, whether it’s on the page or on screen.
If you like the show, this is well worth a read, and even if you don’t, it’s probably a brilliant standalone crime novel anyway.