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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.