A university reunion party that DI Richard Poole is attending is brought to an abrupt halt when one of the group is murdered with an ice pick.

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Angela Birkett
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A quartet of Poole's university friends comes to the island and, whilst they are playing charades, Poole is murdered. Shambling inspector Humphrey Goodman arrives from England to lead the investigation and does not impress the locals with his clumsiness. He is surprised when the four suspects claim they did not know Poole worked on the island but then lawyer Angela Birkett confesses that she planned it as she had always had a crush on Poole, though he preferred Sasha, now married to abrasive James Moore. The other suspect, hard up Roger Sadler, bears a grudge against the victim from over a quarter of a century ago. However, using old photos of the group from their student days, Goodman wins his spurs and solves the case - though he is stunned when his wife rings to say she is leaving him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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New Detective
5 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A murder is committed at a college reunion. DI Poole is uncomfortable as usual around people and wants to do his own thing.

Poole was invited by a woman that has been in love with him since college. She is still in love with him.

Five people are attending this party. One of them gets murdered. DI Humphrey Goodman is brought in to help solve this crime. He is funny, clumsy and very considerate.

This episode is different from the others but is very good. There is also very beautiful scenery on this island as usual and a friendly lizard named Harry.

Some of the things I do like about this series is that it is funny and no swearing, a lot of respect for each other and total obedience as a police. They follow orders and rules they may not agree with but are proper procedure.

The police characters, Camille, Fidel and Dwayne are also polite and kind. Camille sends her feelings to co-workers with her eyes and when they think something is funny or not right they just look at each other in a funny way that they agree. Camille does vocalize some of her feeling with sarcasm. There seems to be a real respect for each other in this series.


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