Death In Paradise fans rejoice!
Detective Inspector Richard Poole is making a comeback….just not on television.
The character, who was the original lead on the BBC One murder mystery series, is set to return in a brand new Death In Paradise novel penned by series creator Robert Thorogood, TVWise has learned.
Played by Ben Miller in the hit BBC series, Poole was killed off of the show in the opening episode of the third season, after Miller opted to exit the role. The move was a controversial one for the fans, some of whom took some time to warm to new series lead Kris Marshall and his character Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman.
Those disgruntled fans can now take some comfort as DI Poole will continue to solve crimes in A Meditation On Murder, Robert Thorogood’s debut novel – which is eyed as the first in a potential series. The book, which will be published by MIRA on January 2nd at an RRP of £12.99, continues the theme of the TV show and sees the cantankerous cop solving crimes in the Caribbean.
A Meditation On Murder follows DI Poole as he investigates what appears to be an open and shut case: Aslan Kennedy has been murdered in a locked room with five other people, one of whom has already confessed. Unfortunately the facts don’t stack up and before long he’s convinced that the confessed killer is the one person who could not have done it. Determined to uncover the truth, DI Poole will leave no stone unturned.
The release of the novel is designed to tie in with the premiere of the fourth season of Death In Paradise on BBC One. The show, which regularly draws more than 7 million viewers and recently added Tobi Bakare (The Tunnel) as a series regular, is set to return with a new run of 8 episodes in early 2015.