I’m No Columbo, But I’m Better Than Goodman!

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Well, it seems my talent for working out the who, how and why of the murders in BBC One’s wonderfully upbeat Caribbean murder mystery Death In Paradise isn’t waning. We just caught up on the episode from this latest series where the chef was stabbed and left in the freezer. I am proud to announce I worked out who killed him, how he was killed and the circumstances surrounding the murder within the first ten minutes.

What I love most about this show is how much it makes me feel like I could be a top detective if I wanted to be. It tricks me into thinking I should join the police; surely it’d be only weeks before they noticed my talent for sleuthing and fast-track me to quirky Murder Squad Chief. My gimmick – because all top murder cops must have one – would be something like “I’m always snacking” or “I’m addicted to Emmerdale”.

Death In Paradise is almost over (it may have already finished for all I know, we’re watching on a month’s delay on iPlayer) and I know we’re going to miss it when it’s gone. It’s not the grittiest or most challenging crime show but it is a hell of a lot of fun. It cheers me up and I always enjoy trying to workout “whodunit” before Goodman does. I hope they keep making it for years. It’s like a sun-soaked Jonathan Creek or something. We love it.

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