Death in Paradise

Murder on the Day of the Dead

Series 7 - Episode 5 Murder on the Day of the Dead

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Review

The islanders are celebrating the Day of the Dead, which is supposedly when the dead come searching for someone to join them in the afterlife. They find that person in Daisy Anderson. She's organised a lavish charity auction for the Saint Marie Yacht Club's wealthy members, but while it's under way her husband hears a voicemail message - she's clearly being attacked. Then her dead body is discovered in a secluded spot nearby.

It's another of those impossible-to-solve murders (unless you're DI Jack Mooney, of course) because vital information is missing - or obscured by a shoal of red herrings. Among the suspects are John Sessions and Pippa Haywood.

Summary

It seems somebody has taken the island's Day of the Dead celebrations a little too literally when a man receives a voicemail from his wife saying she is being attacked. When she turns up dead, suspicion falls upon her friends and acquaintances at the nearby yacht club - her husband Finn, club secretary Charlotte and chairman Hugh. However, Jack's curiosity is piqued by a yellow butterfly found on the victim's clothing and he calls upon Commissioner Selwyn's knowledge of such matters. Caribbean whodunit, guest starring John Sessions and Pippa Haywood.

Cast & Crew

DI Jack Mooney Ardal O'Hanlon
Officer Dwayne Myers Danny John-Jules
DS Florence Cassell Josephine Jobert
Officer JP Hooper Tobi Bakare
Daisy Anderson Zahra Ahmadi
Adam Warner Rory Fleck Byrne
Charlotte Hamilton Pippa Haywood
Darlene Curtis Ginny Holder
Elize Johnson Danae Langlais-John-Jules
Finn Anderson Danny Rahim
Hugh Davenport John Sessions
Catherine Bordey Elizabeth Bourgine
Commissioner Selwyn Patterson Don Warrington
Director Ian Barnes
Producer Sue Howells
Writer Robert Thorogood
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