An uptight London cop is sent to a remote Caribbean island to solve the murder of a fellow British policeman, found dead in a sealed panic room. To solve the crime, he must contend with sun, sand, surf, and a mysterious woman on the scene.
Adjusting to his new surroundings as police chief of Saint-Marie, DI Richard Poole searches the island for a decent cup of tea while investigating the strange murder of a bride who was killed with a spear-gun.
A comeback concert for a popular band ends abruptly with the death of the lead singer as he is revealed onstage, shot to death. DI Poole must contend with the local music scene (and his fear of snakes) to uncover the killer.
A young woman is found murdered in her home, coins stuffed in her mouth, and initial evidence points to Dwayne. As Richard struggles to uncover the true culprit, he is informed of a possible chance to return home to England.