8 /10

Death Knocks Twice

by Robert Thorogood

Snappy Review

It’s just a delightful read – engrossing without being tedious. Colouful, with characters that are real, and a great locked room mystery

Book Synopsis

The 3rd DI Richard Poole mystery

Two dead bodies. A family of suspects. And one very disgruntled detective.

Reluctantly stationed on the sweltering Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole dreams of cold winds, drizzly rain and a pint in his local pub.

Just as he is feeling as fed up as can be, a mysterious vagrant is found dead in the grounds of the historic Beaumont plantation. Immediately assumed to be suicide, DI Poole is not so convinced and determined to prove otherwise. Never mind that the only fingerprints on the murder weapon belong to the victim. Or that the room was locked from the inside.

Before long, death knocks twice and a second body turns up. The hunt is on to solve the case – despite the best efforts of the enigmatic Beaumont family…