Death in Paradise

The BEST episodes of Death in Paradise

Every episode of Death in Paradise ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Death in Paradise!

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.

Last Updated: 11/26/2022Network:BBC One
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A Dash of Sunshine
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8.20
574 votes

#1 - A Dash of Sunshine

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/12/2013

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.

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Flames of Love
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8.10
485 votes

#2 - Flames of Love

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/25/2016

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.

Directors: Richard Signy
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The Blood Red Sea
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8.04
470 votes

#3 - The Blood Red Sea

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/18/2016

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

Directors: Richard Signy
Writer: Will Fisher
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A Personal Murder
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8.04
527 votes

#4 - A Personal Murder

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/28/2016

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

Directors: Audrey Cooke
Writer: Emma Goodwin
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A Murder on the Plantation
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8.01
571 votes

#5 - A Murder on the Plantation

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/8/2013

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.

Directors: Keith Boak
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Fake or Fortune
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8.01
227 votes

#6 - Fake or Fortune

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/5/2021

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.

Directors: Jordan Hogg
Writer: James Hall
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Amongst Us
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8.01
741 votes

#7 - Amongst Us

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/13/2011

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.

Directors: Paul Harrison
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A Deadly Curse
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7.99
562 votes

#8 - A Deadly Curse

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/29/2013

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.

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The Complex Murder
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7.99
562 votes

#9 - The Complex Murder

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/7/2016

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

Directors: Edward Bennett
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A Stormy Occurrence
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7.99
518 votes

#10 - A Stormy Occurrence

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/19/2013

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.

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A Deadly Party
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7.99
536 votes

#11 - A Deadly Party

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/26/2013

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.

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Man Overboard – Part 2
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7.98
603 votes

#12 - Man Overboard – Part 2

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/9/2017

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.

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Lost Identity
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7.95
503 votes

#13 - Lost Identity

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/4/2016

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

Directors: Roger Simonsz
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An Unholy Death
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7.94
649 votes

#14 - An Unholy Death

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/15/2013

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.

Directors: Charles Palmer
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Murder from Above
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7.93
455 votes

#15 - Murder from Above

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/4/2018

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.

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Death in the Clinic
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7.93
540 votes

#16 - Death in the Clinic

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/22/2013

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.

Directors: David O'Neill
Writer: Dan Sefton
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One for the Road
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7.92
519 votes

#17 - One for the Road

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/14/2016

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.

Directors: Edward Bennett
Writer: Dan Muirden
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Murder Begins at Home
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7.91
309 votes

#18 - Murder Begins at Home

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/28/2019

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.

Directors: Richard Signy
Writer: James Hall
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Predicting Murder
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7.89
931 votes

#19 - Predicting Murder

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/8/2011

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.

Directors: Charles Palmer
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Man Overboard – Part 1
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7.88
602 votes

#20 - Man Overboard – Part 1

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/2/2017

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.

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Stumped in Murder
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7.88
579 votes

#21 - Stumped in Murder

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/26/2017

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.

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Spot the Difference
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7.88
794 votes

#22 - Spot the Difference

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/22/2011

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.

Directors: Alfred Lot
Writer: Harry Holmes
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Written in Murder
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7.87
450 votes

#23 - Written in Murder

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/18/2018

After he goes swimming alone one morning, an author's body is pulled from the sea with a knife through his heart. Dwayne meets a potential new love interest.

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The Impossible Murder
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7.87
560 votes

#24 - The Impossible Murder

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/19/2017

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.

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Music of Murder
star
7.87
711 votes

#25 - Music of Murder

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/6/2011

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.

Directors: Paul Harrison
Writer: Jack Lothian
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