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Hard Frost: (DI Jack Frost Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

R D Wingfield
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Review

"Crime pick of the year. Darker, funnier and more violent than the television adaptation, but just as high quality" (Daily Telegraph)

"Inspector Jack Frost (is) deplorable yet funny, a comic monster on the side of the angels" (Guardian)

"What impresses me most is the extraordinarily vivid interplay between the police characters. Frost himself is splendidly drawn" (The Times)

"Fast paced and wryly amusing, Frost's latest outing is a delight from start to finish, a unique and unlikely blend of humour and tragedy. More please" (Val McDermid Manchester Evening News)

Book Description

For fans of A TOUCH OF FROST, more tales of Inspector Frost as he muddles his way through a gruelling assortment of crimes.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1108 KB
  • Print Length: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital; New Ed edition (30 Sept. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00413PJ44
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,235 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 A Touch of Frost, Frost at Christmas, Night Frost, Hard Frost, Winter Frost and A Killing Frost. The series has been 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book 1 Jan. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have never been so into a book before. I just couldn't put it down.
If you are someone who enjoys a good murder mystery and you want to be transported into the book and feel like you are helping solve the crime then this the book for you.
I really enjoyed this book, and I will be getting the others in the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff 5 May 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the first Frost book I have read (ironically the final one to be written).

I have seen the TV series so I knew what to expect. As usual the book is better than the series which is based on the characters.

Frost is far more irreverent, sarcastic and indisciplined than on TV. He also smokes like a chimney (maybe too unPC for TV). Mullett is not just the stuffed shirt of the TV series, but is weak, ambitious and unpleasant. Rather surprisingly he drives a Porsche.

The book is all action almost from the first page with several cases going on at the same time with Frost involved in all of them, it is amazing that he gets any sleep at all. There are plenty of nasty goings on in Denton, and enough deaths for Midsomer Murders.

The conclusion seems to come rather suddenly (a fault with many crime novels)and the "whodunnit" element will probably defeat you. I think it is somewhat contrived.

But overrall a good read. Recommended. I will have to get hold of the other Frost books.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars David Jason is Jack Frost 29 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette
Ex comedian David Jason has got the audio picture of this down at heel detective off to perfection.As usual this is a multi-plot story that unwinds slowly,twisting in its usuall manner. David Jason makes Mr Frost a nicer figure than in the book, and the plot is far deeper than the TV presentation. For those who like audio books, David Jasons, addaptation is a must.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my favourite book in the Frost series. 6 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Offensive but very funny, Jack Frost is a brilliant character. This book is unputdownable. Much better than the televised series. I cant wait for the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Frost 31 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Read my first Frost book as a teenager many many years ago. I got it as a paperback in a secondhand bookstore and somehow never quite forgot either author or book. Eventually I went hunting for that elusive 'detective story' that haunted me, and uncovered the name of the author and the series. I haven't looked back since. I have every Frost book, and the complete television series. I re-read the books, and re-watch the series, from time to time, and they never seem to get old. Frost is human and fallible and entirely wonderful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard frost 6 Mar. 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Another good read in the Frost series. Rather more earthy than the television adaptation but fast with lots of intertwined plots.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Frost--Great read. 22 Mar. 2013
By Hobday
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Have all six books.Totally Excellent.If you have not read any then do not think of the tv series.I am a Frost fan.Got the complete tv series love them all.The books, however, are so different.Frost is harder,scruffy and,yes,caring.His language is at times very strong and down to earth.Brilliant,totally recommend these books you will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better Even Than The TV Series 17 Jan. 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Having watched most, if not all, of the David Jason TV series, I wasn't sure whether reading the book was such a good idea, but I was in for a very pleasant surprise. The dialogue and plot(s) are even better, and DI Frost is shabbier, funnier, and even more contemptuous of all things PC. Absolute magic.
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