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Winter Frost by R. D. Wingfield
Book Description"Forst is a splendid creation, a cross between Rumpole and Columbo". (The Times). Denton is having more than its fair share of crime. A serial killer is murdering local prostitutes; a man demolishing his garden shed uncovers a long-buried skeleton; there is an armed robbery at a local minimart and a ram raid at a jewellers. But Detective Inspector Jack Frost's main concern is for the safety of a missing eight-year-old, and soon after another girl is reported missing, her body is found ...raped and strangled. Then Frost's prime suspect hangs himself in his cell, leaving a note blaming Frost for driving him to suicide. Coarse, insubordinate and fearless, DI Jack Frost is in serious trouble.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552147781
(178mm x 106mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Killing Frost, Paperback (October 2008)
On a rainy night in Denton, Detective Inspector Jack Frost is called to the site of a macabre discovery in the woods - that of a human foot. Meanwhile a multiple rapist is on the loose, the local supermarket reports poisoned stock and a man claims to have cut his wife up into little pieces, yet can't recall where he hid them.
Hard Frost, Paperback (May 1997)
A young boy is found dead in a rubbish heap, suffocated and with one finger cut off. Another boy is missing. A psychopath is stabbing babies as they lie sleeping in their cots.
Night Frost, Paperback (January 1997)
Detective Inspector Jack Frost is crumpled, slapdash and foul-mouthed as ever. He tries to cope despite inadequate back-up, but there is never enough time; the unsolved crimes pile up. So Frost has to take risks, knowing that his Divisional Commander will throw him to the wolves if anything goes wrong. And for Frost, things always go wrong.
Touch of Frost, Paperback (October 1996)» View all books by R. D. Wingfield
Detective Inspector Jack Frost, officially on duty, is nevertheless determined to sneak off to a colleague's leaving party. But first the corpse of a well-known local junkie is found blocking the drain of a Denton public lavatory - and then, when Frost attempts to join the revels, the nubile daughter of a wealthy businessman is reported missing.
UK Kirkus Review » As so often, when a literary detective is given a television incarnation, the real strength of a writer's work is how strongly the original characterization remains in the reader's mind when encountering a new book. Such is Wingfield's skill, that we barely think of David Jason in this exemplary new offering, with his less than polished detective protagonist encountering a curious rash of crimes. Local prostitutes are being murdered by what looks like a serial killer, while a demolished garden shed reveals a long-buried skeleton. Armed robberies, ramraids and burglaries also exercise Frost's fertile brain, but his main concern is for the safety of a missing schoolgirl. And when the strangled body of another little girl is found, Frost starts to make connections. One of the most eventful of Wingfield's sublime police procedurals, this will keep enthusiasts more than happy. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - R. D. Wingfield
After a successful career writing for radio, R.D. Wingfield turned his attention to fiction and created the character of D.I. Jack Frost, who has featured in the titles Frost at Christmas, A Touch of Frost, Night Frost, Hard Frost, and Winter Frost. The series has been adapted for television as the perennially popular A Touch of Frost starring David Jason. R.D. Wingfield died in 2007.
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