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A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.

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 Officer Dwayne Myers (48 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Catherine Bordey (38 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 DI Humphrey Goodman (30 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Commissioner Selwyn Patterson (29 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 DS Camille Bordey (28 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 DS Florence Cassell / ... (24 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Officer Fidel Best / ... (24 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Officer J.P. Hooper (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 DI Richard Poole (17 episodes, 2011-2014)
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Scotland Yard DI Richard Poole is sent to the Caribbean island of Sainte Marie to solve a fellow policeman's murder. Having done so, he finds himself seconded to the local police force as the dead man's replacement. Poole proves to be a brilliant detective, solving several complex murders. He's not quite suited to either the pace of life on the island or the heat and sand, neither of which he likes very much. He also doesn't like seafood. That aside, the place is just great. Written by garykmcd

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Season 1: Sun, sea and suspense: If you like a classic whodunit, and tropical settings... See more »


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Although the series is set on the fictional island of Saint-Marie, it is in fact filmed in the French owned islands of Guadeloupe. The police station is located in the town of Honoré, which is actually on the island of Basse-Terre, in the town of Deshaies. See more »

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Great Characters
23 December 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The brits never seem to get tired of their sherlock holmes stories but I guess we Americans like our Inspectors with lots of Gadgets...Anyways, I only watched this show because one of the reviewers on here said that the lead character was a classic in the making. I have to agree with that. What makes this show interesting is the characters. With a title like "Death In Paradise" it sounds like a dark drama but it's really quite light and very enjoyable watching the typical stiff arrogant brit making his way a round a crime scene in Saint Marie island while also looking for afternoon tea and biscuits in the noon hour. This show has huge potential. I like it a lot


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