comfortably winning its slot with an audience of 5.8 million and a share of 31.6%, up on last year’s share.
If you missed the episode, catch it on BBCiplayer - and Death in Paradise is on every Thursday at 9pm on BBC1.
Heat – 4 Stars: ‘The much-loved crime series that has the killer combo of lush Caribbean environs and slyly compelling murder mysteries’
Daily Mail – 4 Stars: ‘In terms of escapism, you can’t beat Death in Paradise’– Ian Hyland
Daily Mirror – ‘a bona-fide ratings winner…Brits can’t get enough of the Caribbean crime caper’
Culture (Sunday Times) – ‘It’s a mark of how successful this show is that it begins its ninth series by sticking a knife in the chest of an actress of the calibre of Amanda Hale’
TV Times – 4 Stars: ‘Just draw the curtains, relax and let a little sunshine into your living room’
Hello! Online – ‘Death in Paradise is nearly back on our screens, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be excited to snuggle up with a cup of tea to watch the crime comedy drama set in the Caribbean’