The BEST Episodes of Death in Paradise

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2019

Network: BBC One

A light-hearted comedy drama about a series of British Detective Inspectors transferred to the small Caribbean island of Sainte-Marie. The DI investigates intriguing murders with the local police team while trying to adapt to the Caribbean way of life.

Amongst Us

#1 - Amongst Us

Season 1 - Episode 8

Dwayne delights in showing off Nadia, a new lady he meets while on a night out. However, his happiness is quickly cut short when Nadia is found murdered in her bed the following morning, with coins shoved in her mouth, and the house ransacked. Richard discovers that Nadia, who was actually called Rose, was an informant about to expose a money laundering scandal. The team struggle to find evidence to catch Rose's murderer, until Richard looks more in depth at the evidence he is already aware of.

star 7.96
256 votes
Directors: Paul Harrison
Writers: Robert Thorogood
Episode 6

#2 - Episode 6

Season 6 - Episode 6

The team race against the clock in London to solve two murders, after their prime suspect is found dead. Meanwhile, Dwayne has an emotional encounter and Humphrey finds that some advice from an unexpected source helps him come to a big decision.

star 7.95
571 votes
Episode 8

#3 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8

Emma Redding is found dead in her own room at a local retirement home; her death thought to have been suicide. However, with Emma's friends and fiancé all saying that Emma had a lot to look forward to in her life, Humphrey begins to suspect that she was actually murdered. Whilst investigating Emma's murder, Humphrey is given a distraction, as his wife arrives on the island seeking a reconciliation. Humphrey decides he is happier living in Saint Marie, and once successfully solving Emma's death, confides in Fidel about his growing feelings for Camille.

star 7.95
285 votes
A Deadly Party

#4 - A Deadly Party

Season 2 - Episode 8

Philanthropist Malcolm Powell is shot dead at a charity fundraiser event. Malcolm's secretary, Vicky, claims that a man called Jack Roberts murdered Malcolm, but Jack Roberts is nowhere to be found. Richard learns that Malcolm fled to Saint Marie from the UK when he defrauded investors in his company and suspects he was blackmailed in the build up to his death. Fidel passes his sergeant exams and the team celebrate.

star 7.94
264 votes
Episode 8

#5 - Episode 8

Season 8 - Episode 8

A horse-trekking expedition is cut short when Jack discovers the dead body of a rider in the most unexpected of places: the police station itself.

star 7.90
203 votes
Directors: Richard Signy
Writers: James Hall
A Dash of Sunshine

#6 - A Dash of Sunshine

Season 2 - Episode 6

Richard investigates the death of June, who was strangled in her rented villa. The main suspects are Doug (June's husband and an old colleague of Richard's from the UK), Janice (June's sister, who is the sole beneficiary of June's will) and cleaner Estelle. Richard learns Estelle is trying to sell June's stolen jewellery, but she has no real motive to kill June. When Janice recalls seeing one of the villa's owners leaving the crime scene, Richard begins to question whether June's murder is linked to a historical case back in the UK.

star 7.88
276 votes
Episode 8

#7 - Episode 8

Season 6 - Episode 8

Saint Marie's mayoral elections are thrown into disarray when one of the candidates is stabbed in his polling booth whilst casting his vote.

star 7.87
523 votes
Episode 4

#8 - Episode 4

Season 6 - Episode 4

The president of the Saint Marie cricket club is found shot dead in the middle of the team's ground. As the sun rises over the island, suspicion falls on his teammates.

star 7.86
552 votes
A Stormy Occurrence

#9 - A Stormy Occurrence

Season 2 - Episode 7

Saint Marie prepares for a hurricane. Researcher Leo Downs is found dead and the scene is staged to look like the result of a hurricane. Richard works with his team to solve Leo's death and learns that Leo's colleagues saw him as a sycophant. He also learns that Damon had a motive to kill Leo, as Leo was in love with Amber, who was Damon's ex. Despite this, every suspect has an alibi. Additional evidence is discovered when Skype messages found between Leo and his mother reveal that Leo had major plans for his next research project.

star 7.86
279 votes
Episode 3

#10 - Episode 3

Season 6 - Episode 3

Humphrey and Martha's romantic weekend at the remote Hotel Cecile is disrupted by the murder of the hotel owner on the first night of their stay.

star 7.85
541 votes
Predicting Murder

#11 - Predicting Murder

Season 1 - Episode 3

Richard is inclined to believe the death of a voodoo priestess is murder when she dies in the island's local school just hours after predicting her own death. Richard learns of an affair that took place years earlier in the school leading to the disappearance of a woman, and believes that the victim has a connection to the missing woman. He turns his attention to Nicholas, the prime suspect and Fidel's old principal, who was involved in the disappearance of the woman, but Nicholas has an alibi, leading Richard to question whether he is being set up or not.

star 7.85
322 votes
Directors: Charles Palmer
Writers: Robert Thorogood
Episode 4

#12 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4

Dwayne receives a text from his dead friend, Cedrik, claiming he was murdered, just minutes after giving a speech at his funeral. The coroner had recorded Cedrik's death as natural, but further analysis of the body reveals Cedrik was actually smothered. With a limited number of suspects, Humphrey questions them all individually, but learns they were all playing cards on the night of Cedrik's death. Then, when Humphrey talks with an elderly friend of Cedrik's, he learns of an occurrence 45 years ago, providing a motive for murder.

star 7.84
398 votes
Directors: Audrey Cooke
Writers: Emma Goodwin
Episode 8

#13 - Episode 8

Season 5 - Episode 8

A tourist, Sian Evans, is found dead in her locked bathroom. All evidence points to Sian committing suicide, but Humphrey is reluctant to believe she was not murdered. His suspicions are soon confirmed when he learns that all of the suspects had various motives. At the same time, it is the day of JP's wedding, but he questions whether he can go through with the event or not.

star 7.84
376 votes
Directors: Richard Signy
Writers: Matthew Barry
Beyond the Shining Sea (1)

#14 - Beyond the Shining Sea (1)

Season 8 - Episode 5

In this first episode of a two-part episode, a shadow is cast over a small fishing community when their festival queen is murdered in baffling circumstances.

star 7.83
223 votes
Directors: Jermain Julien
Writers: Sally Abbott
Episode 5

#15 - Episode 5

Season 6 - Episode 5

A murder investigation propels the team to London in pursuit of their suspects.

star 7.83
580 votes
Music of Murder

#16 - Music of Murder

Season 1 - Episode 7

Dwayne takes the team to the concert of a reformed rock band, but the lead singer is shot dead and found on the stage inside a coffin prop just minutes before the planned performance. With all the suspects having an alibi, Camille, Dwayne and Fidel begin to believe that it was suicide, but Richard is not convinced. Richard uses the photographs of the photographer at the concert, and identifies one of the alibis as being improvised.

star 7.82
276 votes
Directors: Paul Harrison
Writers: Jack Lothian
A Murder on the Plantation

#17 - A Murder on the Plantation

Season 2 - Episode 1

Richard investigates the death of sugar plantation owner Roger Seymour when he is found dead with a machete in his back. Richard learns that the sugar plantation was once a major company, but fell apart when mistreatment of the workers led to them walking out. With the Seymour family all against each other, Richard knows one of them was the killer. However, with the family members having solid alibis and being in sight of each other at the time of Roger's murder, Richard seeks an alternative explanation to identify the killer.

star 7.81
273 votes
Directors: Keith Boak
Writers: Delinda Jacobs
Episode 5

#18 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5

It is believed that Saint Marie's commerce minister committed suicide, as he had left a suicide note before his death, but the angle of the gun wound suggests that he was murdered. Humphrey looks into the minister's death and learns that he had an affair with his aide, Lena. When Lena is interviewed in the presence of her godfather, Martin, by Humphrey and Camille, it is revealed that Martin is Camille's father, who deserted her when she was six.

star 7.81
300 votes
Directors: Robert Quinn
Writers: Robert Thorogood
A Deadly Curse

#19 - A Deadly Curse

Season 2 - Episode 4

A team of explorers visit Saint Marie in search of treasure, until the group's leader Daniel Morgan is injured in an explosion and team member Ian Parks is shot dead. Richard believes that Daniel was the intended target and Ian died accidentally, but then when Daniel is involved in another freak accident, Richard questions whether Daniel is the murderer, causing the accidents himself to seem as though he is being set-up. After asking Dwayne to bring him from the cells for questioning, they uncover a new obstacle; he has died overnight in the cells himself.

star 7.81
266 votes
Death in the Clinic

#20 - Death in the Clinic

Season 2 - Episode 3

The death of Valerie Dupree at a plastic surgery clinic leaves Richard and the team baffled, as it would appear that Valerie killed herself. Dr Jones reveals that Valerie was suicidal, but Richard is convinced that Valerie was actually murdered - her cup of tea suspected to be poisoned. However, as the results come back negative, Richard finds it difficult to find the means. Suspect Jayne believes that Valerie was having an affair with Paul, but Dr Jones reveals she was having an affair with Paul, providing them both with alibis. Richard then learns that the clinic itself was an illegal operation, providing criminals with new identities.

star 7.81
276 votes
Directors: David O'Neill
Writers: Dan Sefton
Episode 1

#21 - Episode 1

Season 7 - Episode 1

DI Mooney and his team are tested when a hotel billionaire’s fiancee falls from a balcony the day before her lavish wedding and everything points to suicide... except for the fact that the victim only painted one fingernail.

star 7.81
390 votes
Murder Onboard

#22 - Murder Onboard

Season 2 - Episode 5

Camille's friend Aimee drops dead on a party boat, in front of Camille. Selwyn demands that an illegal drinking gang are arrested to help comfort Camille, but Richard turns his priorities to catching the murderer instead. As he looks into the motives behind Aimee's death, Richard learns that Aimee was planning to move to Miami to sign a new recording contract, and Stephen was not happy about it, nor was Eloise, who was jealous of Aimee's successes, and wanted to sabotage her move to Miami.

star 7.80
267 votes
Directors: Keith Boak
Episode 2

#23 - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 2

Saint Marie's outgoing governor, Caroline Bamber, is poisoned after accepting a drink from Selwyn at her leaving party. As Humphrey checks Caroline's bag for any potential evidence, he finds an unsigned note warning Caroline of her own death. Caroline's private secretary, Ellery, informs Humphrey of an apparent blackmail scandal that was occurring between Caroline and the president, Francois. Whilst working out why Caroline was murdered, Humphrey's search for a girlfriend through dating websites has little success.

star 7.80
388 votes
Directors: Edward Bennett
Writers: Dan Muirden
Episode 7

#24 - Episode 7

Season 6 - Episode 7

When a tourist claims to alibi a woman convicted for murder seven years ago, the team are forced to reopen the case.

star 7.79
560 votes
Spot the Difference

#25 - Spot the Difference

Season 1 - Episode 5

Richard is embarrassed when a prisoner is stabbed in the back whilst handcuffed to him. Realising that his career may be over if he is unable to uncover who the murderer is, Richard looks into the prisoner's criminal history and learns he was a fraudster. With many of the suspects wanting the prisoner dead, Richard turns his attentions to the widow of the victim, convinced she knows more than she claims she does. The breakthrough clue in the case is the unexpected death of Anne Hamilton, exposing who the original murderer is.

star 7.79
300 votes
Directors: Alfred Lot
Writers: Harry Holmes