The Killing Of Polly Carter (Death in Paradise, Book 2)

By Robert Thorogood

An unique tale from the writer and author of the hit BBC One television sequence, loss of life in Paradise, that includes on-screen favorite detective, DI Richard Poole.

Supermodel Polly Carter was once famed for her appears to be like and party-girl way of life. Now she's useless, it seems that having thrown herself from the clifftop close to her domestic at the island of Saint-Marie. those that knew her say Polly might by no means have killed herself... and whilst he's referred to as in to enquire, DI Richard Poole is susceptible to agree there's extra to Polly's demise than meets the eye.

Already scuffling with a wasting conflict opposed to the serious summer season warmth of the Caribbean, Richard now faces clean adversaries: a movement of alibis; a number of conflicting reasons; and, worst of all, a trip from his mom. A frenzy which might absolutely enable a assassin to slide away unnoticed... but Richard is sure that the to blame get together remains to be at the island.

As his group closes in on Polly's family, Richard turns into confident that the model's loss of life used to be an inside of task. And he's made up our minds to turn out who deliberate the killing of Polly Carter, and why...


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Part an hour. I’ll see then you definately. ’ Richard hung up his cellphone and back to the desk so he may well examine the nameless letters, hoping he’d bought away with it. ‘Okay, now you’re going to need to inform me,’ Camille stated. ‘Tell you what? ’ ‘Who that was once at the telephone? ’ ‘That cell name? ’ ‘Yes, that cell name. ’ ‘Oh, not anyone of note,’ Richard acknowledged, on reflection down on the threatening letters as if the dialog was once now closed. ‘All right,’ Camille stated, with a dangerous smile. ‘But in case you don’t inform me what’s happening, then I’m going to arrive into your jacket pocket, pull out your cell and discover for myself. ’ Richard regarded up from the notes in a panic. ‘I’m sorry? You’d succeed in into my pocket? ’ ‘Yes. ’ ‘And pull out my mobilephone? ’ ‘Yes. ’ Camille simply stored on taking a look at her boss. She knew how this is able to pass. She wasn’t unsuitable. ‘Oh all right,’ Richard ultimately acknowledged. ‘If you want to understand, my mother’s simply arrived at Saint-Marie airport. ’ ‘I’m sorry? ’ Dwayne stated. ‘My mother’s come to go to me. ’ ‘Your mother’s at the island? ’ ‘Yes. What’s so unusual approximately that? ’ Camille clapped her palms jointly in satisfaction. ‘How lengthy is she over for? ’ ‘Two weeks. ’ ‘And she’s the following now? ’ ‘She might be. ’ ‘But you’ve acquired to inform us, what’s she like? ’ Richard frowned. ‘What do you suggest? ’ ‘You be aware of, your mom! I suggest, is she such as you in any respect, sir? ’ ‘Like me? ’ Richard was once appalled through the query. ‘Of path no longer. ’ ‘Then what’s she like? ’ Richard didn’t even understand the place to start. After a second of extra mirrored image, he stated, ‘Well, for starters, she’s very neat and particular. ’ ‘Which isn’t such as you in any respect, sir,’ Dwayne acknowledged. ‘And on best of that, she’s a bad worry-wort. ’ Dwayne and Camille frowned. ‘A what? ’ Camille requested. ‘You understand, she concerns approximately every thing. ’ ‘Which can also be in contrast to you, is it, leader? ’ Dwayne finally requested as diplomatically as he may perhaps. ‘And she’s a fusspot. ’ ‘She’s a worry-wort and a fusspot? ’ Camille requested, not able to maintain the chuckle out of her voice. ‘Yes. That’s what I stated. ’ As for Dwayne, he additionally felt as if he wanted additional rationalization from his boss. ‘Again, sir … so you’re asserting those are qualities which are not like you? ’ ‘Of direction they’re in contrast to me! ’ Richard exploded. ‘I suggest, don’t get me improper, i feel every little thing has a spot, and there’s a spot for everything—and I certainly think that there are particular criteria you want to maintain up—but you should think me, I’m not anything in comparison to my mom. ’ ‘Wow,’ Dwayne stated, summing up either his and Camille’s emotions at the topic. ‘So whilst can we get to satisfy her? ’ Camille requested. ‘Ah, good that’s the thing,’ Richard stated, eventually completely happy to be getting again keep watch over of the dialog. ‘While I’m selecting her up, i need you, Camille, to get all this proof logged and into luggage. And, Dwayne, i need you to go looking the home effectively from most sensible to backside. maintain searching for a yellow raincoat, yet I additionally wish you to attempt and discover what this key opens. ’ As Richard stated this, he went over to the submitting cupboard and pulled out the outdated mortice key.

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