Solve mind-bending murders in the Saint Marie sunshine

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.

June 13: “Episode 1”

New Year’s Eve celebrations are cut short when a masked man stabs a woman in her own home. Jack and the team must uncover the identity of the mystery murderer before they strike again.

June 20: “Episode 2”

DI Jack Mooney and the team are put to the test when a celebrated artist is poisoned in her studio in confounding circumstances.

June 27: “Episode 3”

Jack’s romance with Anna blossoms while he and the rest of the team investigate the mysterious death of a cyclist during a race.

July 4: “Episode 4”

Jack faces a life-changing decision whilst investigating the murder of a man found dead in a boat off the Saint Marie coast.

July 11: ” Episode 5″

New arrival DI Neville Parker gets more than he bargained for when investigating the mysterious death of a young woman at the unveiling of a luxury timeshare resort.

July 18: “Episode 6”

A desert island survival course goes wrong when the leader – a trained survival expert and ex-SAS soldier – is found dead in the forest of a remote island near Saint Marie.

July 25: “Episode 7”

The team are left stumped when the owner of a hair salon is killed in front of her family without anyone seeing what happened.

August 1: “Episode 8”

A blind actress is the only witness to her husband’s murder. But with no evidence that there was anyone else there at the time, can her version of events be trusted? Meanwhile, Neville gets the all-clear to fly home, but is he ready to leave paradise?

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