Investigating Death in Paradise

A Critical Study of the BBC Series

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About the Book

First televised in 2011, Death in Paradise remains one of the most popular shows in the U.K. The detective series is frequently ignored, panned or belittled by television critics, but viewers disagree. Bringing in more than eight million viewers a season, it is accessible in more than 235 global territories. This first book-length assessment of Death in Paradise offers a fresh take on the popular BBC drama.
The book positions the show within broader contexts that illustrate its origins and timeless appeal, from the first conceptualizations of “paradise” in ancient cultures to the creation of the classic detective story in the 1920s. The Detective Inspectors on Death in Paradise come from a long line of fictional eccentrics who excel at finding quirky clues, seeing surprising connections and sometimes employing help from other officials and agencies. Through exploration of these narrative elements and more, the author reveals deeper themes of justice, inclusion and environmentalism.

About the Author(s)

Robin Andersen is a media writer, commentator, award winning author, and professor emerita of communication and media studies at Fordham University. Her media analysis can be found at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, FAIR.org.

Bibliographic Details

Robin Andersen
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8886-2
Imprint: McFarland