The Best Episodes of Death in Paradise

Last Updated: Mar 6, 2019

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.

Episode 8

#1 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8

When an elderly resident at a retirement home appears to have committed suicide, the team are on a mission to prove it was murder. Humphrey is surprised when his wife pays an unexpected visit to the island and suggests they give their marriage a second chance.

star 7.98
262 votes
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Episode 8

#2 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8

A woman is found murdered in her bed with thirty coins in her mouth, and Dwayne's police shield under the bed initially makes him a suspect. On investigation, the woman was found to be living under a false name and under protection, as an informant, of London's Serious Organised Crime Agency, who have a man on the island. Poole believes the killer is still on the island looking for incriminating documents the woman had. Events and people conspire to prevent Poole returning to his old job in London.

star 7.98
244 votes
Directors: Paul Harrison
Writers: Robert Thorogood
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Episode 8

#3 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8

When a philanthropist is murdered in broad daylight at a charity fundraiser, DI Poole and his colleagues find themselves up against a daring and elusive opponent. Can the team catch the killer before the trail goes cold, or will this be the case that defeats Richard and sends him back to the UK?

star 7.96
251 votes
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Episode 6

#4 - 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
545 votes
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Episode 6

#5 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

There is an unwelcome blast from the past for DI Richard Poole when a former colleague turns up in Saint Marie. Will an extra detective on the Caribbean island prove to be a help to Richard and the team as they try to explain a seemingly random killing, or a hindrance?

star 7.95
257 votes
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Episode 7

#6 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7

A storm is brewing as a hurricane heads for Saint Marie. Is the storm to blame for a death at the university, or is something more sinister afoot? DI Richard Poole learns that he cannot fight the weather but, with DS Bordey and the team, will he manage to stop a murderer in their tracks?

star 7.91
256 votes
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Episode 3

#7 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

Dwayne thinks he has seen a ghost after the team goes to a local school to deal with the murder of Angelique Morel. The previous night Angelique had predicted her own murder by a scarred man. Angelique was a local voodoo priestess, but Richard finds it hard to understand his team's belief that her prediction must have become a reality. Richard believes that it has nothing to do with voodoo and that cyanide poisoning is responsible.

star 7.90
312 votes
Directors: Charles Palmer
Writers: Robert Thorogood
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Episode 4

#8 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Camille attempts to persuade Richard to take an interest in the history and folklore of Saint Marie. Richard remains focused on work, but can an ancient legend help him and the team explain a mysterious double murder and a series of strange happenings in the tropical jungle?

star 7.89
246 votes
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Episode 8

#9 - Episode 8

Season 5 - Episode 8

Sian Evans is found shot dead in her backpackers hostel showers. With a gun in her hand and her body slumped against the door, it all points to suicide. All the hostel residents are on a boat tour except for her boyfriend, the manager, a woman missing from her home in Wales and Leo, a recent arrival. Humphrey and the team discover they all had a motive to kill Evans . The only clues are her toiletries laid out and her missing towel. JP marries Rosey Fabrice and Humphrey meets an old girlfriend.

star 7.88
357 votes
Directors: Richard Signy
Writers: Matthew Barry
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Episode 8

#10 - 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 7.88
503 votes
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Episode 3

#11 - 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 7.88
519 votes
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Episode 4

#12 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4

Dwayne's old mentor, Cedrik, is found dead and as he is being cremated a text message saying "I was murdered" from his phone that Dwayne had placed in the coffin, is received by Dwayne. Evidence from a pillow indicates murder. The suspects are Cedrik's three friends and his girlfriend. Goodman is also confused as to why the victim gave Dwayne a lucky necklace and had ordered a cheap mail order watch two days before he died.

star 7.87
376 votes
Directors: Audrey Cooke
Writers: Emma Goodwin
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Episode 7

#13 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7

Richard sees the dark side of show business when a comeback concert ends in the most public of murders. If sun, sea and sand were not bad enough, he now has to conquer his fear of snakes to find the elusive killer.

star 7.87
260 votes
Directors: Paul Harrison
Writers: Jack Lothian
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Episode 4

#14 - 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
525 votes
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Episode 8

#15 - 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 7.85
91 votes
Directors: Richard Signy
Writers: James Hall
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Episode 3

#16 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

DI Richard Poole and his colleagues are baffled by an apparent suicide at an exclusive plastic surgery clinic. Richard is determined to prove that Valerie Dupree was murdered, but with a lack of evidence, and motive, will he and his team be able to find the culprit before they're out of time?

star 7.84
255 votes
Directors: David O'Neill
Writers: Dan Sefton
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Episode 5

#17 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5

The pressure is on for DI Richard Poole and his team to solve an audacious murder carried out in the presence of DS Bordey on a Caribbean party boat. Emotions are running high - can the inspector crack the case, and will he manage to make an emotional gesture to comfort his grieving friend?

star 7.84
252 votes
Directors: Keith Boak
Writers:
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Episode 5

#18 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5

DI Goodman and his team are drawn into the world of politics when Saint-Marie's commerce minister is discovered dead. Out of the blue, Camille's father turns out to have a link to the victim and she is forced to confront the fact that her dad could be the murderer.

star 7.84
281 votes
Directors: Robert Quinn
Writers: Robert Thorogood
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Episode 2

#19 - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 2

The team enter the shady world of island politics when the outgoing governor of Saint Marie is poisoned at her leaving party. Meanwhile, DI Goodman dives into the even murkier world of online dating.

star 7.83
363 votes
Directors: Edward Bennett
Writers: Dan Muirden
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Beyond the Shining Sea (2)

#20 - Beyond the Shining Sea (2)

Season 8 - Episode 6

In the conclusion of a two-part episode, Jack and his team face the toughest challenge of their lives when tragedy strikes close to home.

star 7.83
120 votes
Directors: Jermain Julien
Writers: Roger Enstone
Episode 5

#21 - Episode 5

Season 6 - Episode 5

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

star 7.83
550 votes
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Episode 1

#22 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1

DI Richard Poole struggles to muster that loving feeling for the local voodoo festival celebrating romance and friendship. However, an understanding of the nature of love, friendship and the ties that bind, proves vital in solving a mysterious murder at a local sugar plantation.

star 7.82
254 votes
Directors: Keith Boak
Writers: Delinda Jacobs
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Episode 7

#23 - Episode 7

Season 5 - Episode 7

When the salvage of the 400 year old silver coin hoard from a sunken ship is completed, the leader of a Marine Salvage team, Tosh Walker, is found dead with a stab wound to the chest. The evidence leads to prime suspect, rival treasure hunter, Newton Farrell, who argued with Walker earlier; but he is alibied by Catherine at the time that Walker's wife received a phone call from Walker claiming Farrell had stabbed him.

star 7.82
355 votes
Directors: Richard Signy
Writers: Will Fisher
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Episode 1

#24 - 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
361 votes
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Beyond the Shining Sea (1)

#25 - 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 7.81
126 votes
Directors: Jermain Julien
Writers: Sally Abbott