Detective Inspector Richard Poole is transferred to Saint Marie, an island in the Caribbean. Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to the Saint Marie style of policing. Working with the exotic Camille each week Richard investigates intricate and intriguing murders.
DI Jack Mooney and the team are left puzzled when Diane Smith, fiancée of hotel billionaire Philip Marston, is found dead the day before her lavish wedding.
All evidence points towards suicide, but Jack is convinced there's more to this case than meets the eye and turns his attentions to her family to be. With the victim's room locked from the inside and all suspects in different locations around the hotel, how could any of them have committed murder?
The team enter the high-stakes world of international professional poker tournaments, when Bobby Rodrigues, the favourite to win, is poisoned mid-game.
As all fellow players are confined to their seats for the entire match, and no other individual allowed access to the stage during that time, suspicion soon falls upon each player. However with the entire audience watching intently, how could any of them have committed murder?
DI Jack Mooney and the team find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery when famous thriller author Frank O'Toole is found stabbed through the heart after taking an early morning swim in the ocean.
Having stayed at Frank's house the night of the murder, and Frank being discovered on the beach the next morning, suspicion soon falls upon Frank's wife, agent and research assistant Valerie. However, with eye witnesses confirming that Frank was swimming alone and all suspects claiming to be in bed, how could anyone have known where Frank was - and how did they get from the house to the sea without being detected?
Meanwhile, as the island prepares for Erzulie, the festival celebrating the Voodoo Goddess of love, Dwayne concentrates on finding a date. Will Dwayne finally meet his match when he sets his sights on Darlene? Elsewhere, Jack and Florence track down a lead on the murder case from oversees.