The BEST Episodes of Death in Paradise

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Network: BBC One

When a British Detective Inspector is transferred to the small Caribbean island of Sainte-Marie, he investigates intriguing murders with the local police team—while simultaneously trying to adapt to the Caribbean way of life.

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A Dash of Sunshine

#1 - A Dash of Sunshine

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 12, 2013

Richard investigates the death of a woman who was strangled in her rented villa. The main suspects are her husband, an old colleague of Richard's from the UK, the woman's sister, and the cleaner.

star 8.21
594 votes
Flames of Love

#2 - Flames of Love

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 25, 2016

After a tourist is found dead in her locked bathroom, all evidence points to a suicide, but Humphrey is reluctant to believe it wasn't murder. On J.P.'s wedding day, he questions whether he can go through with it.

star 8.13
537 votes
Directors: Richard Signy
Writers: Matthew Barry
The Blood Red Sea

#3 - The Blood Red Sea

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 18, 2016

Just hours after an argument with a rival treasure hunter, a man is murdered on the rival's boat, and his corpse thrown overboard.

star 8.04
527 votes
Directors: Richard Signy
Writers: Will Fisher
Episode 6

#4 - Episode 6

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 5, 2021

Neville must solve a mystery from the past that unlocks the truth of who murdered the concert pianist and why. Help is at hand with the return of a former sergeant.

star 8.03
184 votes
Directors: Jordan Hogg
Writers: James Hall
A Personal Murder

#5 - A Personal Murder

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 28, 2016

Soon after Dwayne speaks at his friend's funeral, he receives a text from the dead man, claiming he was murdered.

star 8.03
583 votes
Directors: Audrey Cooke
Writers: Emma Goodwin
A Stormy Occurrence

#6 - A Stormy Occurrence

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 19, 2013

As Saint Marie prepares for a hurricane, a weather researcher is found dead and the scene is staged to look like the result of a hurricane. Richard learns that the deceased's colleagues considered him a sycophant, and several people had motive to kill him.

star 8.03
546 votes
A Murder on the Plantation

#7 - A Murder on the Plantation

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2013

Richard investigates the death of sugar plantation owner when he is found dead with a machete in his back. He soon 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 deceased's family all against each other, Richard knows one of them was the killer.

star 8.03
591 votes
Directors: Keith Boak
Writers: Delinda Jacobs
Amongst Us

#8 - Amongst Us

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 13, 2011

Dwayne delights in showing off a new lady he meets while on a night out. However, his happiness is quickly cut short when she is found murdered in her bed the following morning, with coins shoved in her mouth and the house ransacked. Richard discovers that she had used an alias, and was an informant about to expose a money laundering scandal.

star 8.03
774 votes
Directors: Paul Harrison
Writers: Robert Thorogood
Man Overboard – Part 2

#9 - Man Overboard – Part 2

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 9, 2017

While Humphrey investigates the UK side of the murders, back in Saint Marie JP and the Commissioner discover a hidden panel. Humphrey finds motives for all the suspects, but he and Jack are able to solve the case. Humphrey decides to visit Martha at her new restaurant, and both he and Dwayne make major decisions.

star 8.00
698 votes
A Deadly Party

#10 - A Deadly Party

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 26, 2013

When a philanthropist is shot dead at a charity fundraiser event, Richard soon learns that the deceased had fled to Saint Marie from the UK when he defrauded investors in his company, and suspects he was blackmailed in the days before his death. Fidel passes his Sergeant exams.

star 7.99
557 votes
A Deadly Curse

#11 - A Deadly Curse

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 29, 2013

A team of explorers visit Saint Marie in search of treasure, until the group's leader is injured in an explosion and another team member is shot dead. Richard believes that leader was the intended target and the other died accidentally, but then when another freak accident, his opinion soon changes.

star 7.99
585 votes
The Complex Murder

#12 - The Complex Murder

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2016

Humphrey buys himself a new boat, and a millionaire philanthropist is murdered on his yacht.

star 7.97
635 votes
Directors: Edward Bennett
Writers: Robert Thorogood
An Unholy Death

#13 - An Unholy Death

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2013

After a teenage sister dies in a fire at her room in the local convent, it is initially believed the the death was caused by a cigarette, with her room locked from the inside. When Richard finds a threatening note sent to her before she died, he believes she discovered something she should not have, and was murdered.

star 7.96
676 votes
Directors: Charles Palmer
Writers: Robert Thorogood
Murder Begins at Home

#14 - Murder Begins at Home

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 28, 2019

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 7.96
299 votes
Directors: Richard Signy
Writers: James Hall
Death in the Clinic

#15 - Death in the Clinic

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 22, 2013

The death of a woman at a plastic surgery clinic leaves Richard and the team baffled, and the initial investigation points to suicide. However, Richard soon becomes convinced she was murdered—and suspects her cup of tea was poisoned.

star 7.94
567 votes
Directors: David O'Neill
Writers: Dan Sefton
Lost Identity

#16 - Lost Identity

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 2016

Whilst Humphrey's Aunt is visiting him on the island, she witnesses a businessman fall to his death from a balcony.

star 7.92
557 votes
Directors: Roger Simonsz
Writers: Robert Thorogood
Predicting Murder

#17 - Predicting Murder

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 8, 2011

Richard is inclined to believe the death of a voodoo priestess is a murder when she dies in the island's local school just hours after predicting her own death. He 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.

star 7.91
961 votes
Directors: Charles Palmer
Writers: Robert Thorogood
Murder from Above

#18 - Murder from Above

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 2018

When a woman falls to her death from her hotel balcony on the day of her wedding to a billionaire, Jack is convinced she was murdered, going by the single fingernail she painted before she fell from the balcony. Florence injures herself when catching a suspect, putting her out of work.

star 7.91
495 votes
The Impossible Murder

#19 - The Impossible Murder

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 19, 2017

Humphrey takes Martha on a romantic weekend to a hotel, but their time spent together is limited when the hotel's manager is murdered. Humphrey cannot understand how the murder was successfully carried out when the only access to the victim's room was via a staircase, which Humphrey had his eyes on the whole time.

star 7.90
668 votes
Stumped in Murder

#20 - Stumped in Murder

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 26, 2017

The president and star player of Saint Marie's cricket club is found shot dead on the pitch after a night out. The team's captain is initially suspected of the murder, until Humphrey learns that the president's son argued with his father on the night of his murder. The team also learns that the victim was being blackmailed, and that the victim's wife benefitted greatly from his death.

star 7.89
679 votes
One for the Road

#21 - One for the Road

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 2016

Saint Marie's outgoing governor is poisoned after accepting a drink from Selwyn at her farewell party. Humphrey continues his search for a girlfriend through dating websites.

star 7.89
571 votes
Directors: Edward Bennett
Writers: Dan Muirden
Music of Murder

#22 - Music of Murder

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 6, 2011

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.

star 7.89
743 votes
Directors: Paul Harrison
Writers: Jack Lothian
Melodies of Murder

#23 - Melodies of Murder

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 22, 2018

When the lead guitarist of a popular Saint Marie reggae band is murdered in his dressing room following a concert, Jack must solve a double murder, including a case that has haunted the Commissioner for 30 years. Nelson Myers joins Dwayne and makes himself at home in the Caribbean.

star 7.89
409 votes
Spot the Difference

#24 - Spot the Difference

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 22, 2011

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 identify the murderer, so he looks into the prisoner's criminal history and learns he was a fraudster.

star 7.89
822 votes
Directors: Alfred Lot
Writers: Harry Holmes
Man Overboard – Part 1

#25 - Man Overboard – Part 1

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 2, 2017

The owner of a boat-for-hire business, Tom Lewis is murdered on his boat, five miles out at sea. His business partner and their current clients are all questioned, but all the suspects alibi each other. Humphrey discovers a strange button on the boat, which ultimately leads the team far away from home.

star 7.89
708 votes