Tuesday 1 August 2017

Blog Tour ~ Death Knocks Twice by Robert Thorogood (Giveaway)

Jaffareadstoo is delighted to host today's last stop on the 

Death Knocks Twice Blog Tour

27th July 2017

A body has been found – but nobody can identify it. Who can they be, and why would someone murder them? Richard must solve the mystery before death knocks twice…

The island of Saint-Marie is once again disturbed by the sound of two gunshots coming from one of the farm buildings of the historic Beaumont plantation. DI Richard Poole arrives to find a dead body inside. Locked from the inside with no means of escape, the obvious conclusion would be suicide. However, two impossible bullet wounds, along with the discovery of the shower in the room being turned on after the victim was already dead, quickly turns the suspected suicide into a murder investigation. Suspicions turn towards the Beaumont family and with every member acting like they have something to hide, DI Poole must find the killer before he has a double murder investigation on his hands…

What did I think about it..

Death Knocks Twice is the third novel by this author, which is based on the popular TV series Death in Paradise, and this story returns with the all the characters we have grown to know and love.

Set on the idyllic Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, DI Richard Poole and his motley crew of detectives find that an investigation into the mysterious death of a stranger, who no-one seems to be able to identify, leaves them with more questions than it does answers. 

I think that what makes these books so joyous to read is that the characters come alive with all their little quirks and foibles. They constantly make me smile, particularly Richard's aversion to dress comfortably in the stifling Caribbean heat. However, it's not just about the quirkiness of the book's characters, it's also about a story which grabs your attention from the start. True, it's not an all guns blazing type of criminal investigation, there's no gratuitously placed gore and gloom, but what there is is a story which genuinely seems to love its setting and the mysteriousness its people. 

When I read this series of books I am gently reminded of the classic crime novels of times gone by, back to a time when good story telling allowed the plot and narrative to unfold effortlessly. Filled to the brim with characters who make their mark by their very eccentricities, and with a police investigation team whose crime solving ability is always neatly wrapped up, like a gift, when the story ends.

About the author

Robert Thorogood is an English screenwriter. He is best known as the creator of the BBC 1 Murder Mystery Series, Death in Paradise.

Twitter @robthor

Here's a fabulous chance to win a paperback copy of Death Knocks Twice in this UK only giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Huge thanks to Rebekah at Midas pr for my invitation to be part of this blog tour and for the opportunity to offer this giveaway prize to one lucky winner

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