As the series continues, Richard is just getting used to his new Caribbean surroundings when news comes through of another murder; a voodoo priestess who predicted her own murder is found dead in a school; a woman confesses to killing her husband - but there isn't a body; a prisoner is stabbed to death while handcuffed to Richard; and a driver is found dead in shallow waters.
The second series follows DI Poole as he investigates the deaths of a sugar plantation owner, a nun found dead in a smoke-filled bedroom, and a woman discovered in a pool.
The series begins with DI Poole meeting a sticky end at a university reunion. The commissioner quickly drafts in British inspector Humphrey Goodman to get to the bottom of the mystery.
As the series unfolds, DI Goodman investigates the death of a plantation owner and cases involving a surf-school owner and the president of a military re-enactment society.
In Season 5, a millionaire environmentalist is shot dead on his boat, the island's governor is poisoned at her leaving party and a model is strangled in the middle of a fashion show.
In Season 6, a scientist studying a live volcano is found dead halfway up a mountain, a student is pushed off a cliff and Humphrey and Martha's weekend on a remote island is cut short.