OUT NOW: Death Knocks Twice by Robert Thorogood

The new DI Richard Poole mystery

From the creator of the BBC series ‘Death in Paradise’

A body has been found – but nobody can identify it. Who can they be, and why would someone murder them? Richard must solve the mystery before death knocks twice…

The island of Saint-Marie is once again disturbed, this time by the sound of two gunshots coming from one of the farm buildings of the historic Beaumont plantation. DI Richard Poole arrives at the old drying shed to find a dead body inside. Locked from the inside with no means of escape, the obvious conclusion would be suicide.

However, two impossible bullet wounds, along with the discovery of the shower in the room being turned on after the victim was already dead, quickly turns the suspected suicide into a murder investigation. But no one can identify this mysterious vagrant. Suspicions turn towards the Beaumont family and with every member acting like they have something to hide, DI Poole must find the killer before he has a double murder investigation on his hands.

Published by HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins

Paperback original out on 27th July 2017, £7.99

 ‘Deftly entertaining … satisfyingly pushes all the requisite Agatha Christie-style buttons’, Barry Forshaw, The Independent

‘Very funny and dark with great pace. I love Robert Thorogood’s writing’, Peter James

About Robert Thorogood

Robert Thorogood was born in Colchester, Essex, in 1972. Robert read History at Downing College, Cambridge, where he was also President of Footlights.  Robert created the hit BBC television series ‘Death in Paradise’ which is currently preparing for its 7th series. The last series averaged 9.1 million viewers.

Robert’s love of the genre came from reading his first ‘proper’ novel when he was 10-years old – Agatha Christie’s ‘Peril at End House’. ‘Death Knocks Twice’ is his third DI Richard Poole novel. He now lives in Marlow in Buckinghamshire with his wife, children and increasingly cranky Bengal cat Daniel.




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