Murder in Paradise is the third mystery novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.
Cheerful festivities take a dark turn when the groom’s sister slips and tumbles to the perilous rocks below . . .
Newlyweds Jim and Sarah were welcomed home from their honeymoon to the Scottish island of Kinness with a huge celebration, and the whole island was present to witness the bitter end. But did Jim’s younger sister Mary fall? Or was she pushed? George Palmer-Jones, retired birdwatcher and amateur detective, suspected the latter, but proving it would be difficult – no one wanted to upset the balance of the island’s ancient relationships.
There were definitely secrets being hidden, and George, helped by Sarah, began to piece together a tragic story he wished he had never heard. Kinness was a paradise lost.