Robert Thorogood is the creator of the hit BBC One TV series Death in Paradise.

After graduating from Cambridge University, he spent many years supporting his writing career with a variety of temporary jobs, including dressing up in a full bear costume to taunt the then Prime Minister, John Major; being a magician at Hamley’s; and being employed to change the batteries in the remote controls for a minor branch of the Saudi Royal Family.

He’s been an avid fan of murder mysteries since he read his first Agatha Christie novel, Peril at End House, at the age of ten. So far, he has written three Death in Paradise mystery novels, with a fourth due out later this year.

Robert Thorogood is an English screenwriter and novelist. He is best known as the creator of the internationally acclaimed BBC murder mystery series Death in Paradise, and has written a series of spin-off novels featuring detective DI Richard Poole. You can follow him on Twitter at @robthor