Return to mind-bending murders in the glorious sunshine. This year sees the arrival of a new DI, Neville Parker, but Saint Marie isn’t exactly his idea of paradise. Season 9 of “Death in Paradise” airs every Saturday at 8 p.m., beginning June 13.
As the season opens, Detective Inspector Jack Mooney may have settled into life on the glorious Caribbean island of Saint Marie, but the murders keep coming. From an apparent serial killer on the loose on New Year’s Eve to an artist found poisoned in her studio, the cases are more baffling than ever. And an unexpected romantic encounter prompts some soul-searching for Jack.
With the news that Jack is leaving, the team are in need of a new DI, who arrives in the form of one Detective Inspector Neville Parker from Manchester. Which is lucky, because Neville’s a brilliant puzzle-solving detective with an incomparable knowledge and intellect. The only problem is, Neville is allergic to anything and everything and refuses to live outside his comfort zone. Neville can’t complain for long, though: he has some puzzling murders to solve. From a survival expert stabbed on a remote island to a woman killed behind two locked doors, Neville has his work cut out from the get-go. As do the rest of the team, as they try to make sense of their new boss.