Richard was not an easy person to get along with, which goes some way in explaining why the Met in London were so happy for him to be posted to Saint Marie.
However, his annoying traits also made him a brilliant detective. He scrutinised every aspect of a puzzle until it was solved. He ignored nothing, no matter how inconsequential it seemed, and this often lead to a breakthrough. He was never a ‘people person’ but he had a brilliant, intuitive and analytical mind.