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Winter Frost [Audiobook, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

R. D. Wingfield , Stephen Thorne
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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1 April 2000

DI Jack Frost returns once more to solve more mysteries for the village of Denton.

Winter in Denton is cold, bleak and a busy time for Detective Inspector Jack Frost whose unsolved crime figures are mounting as he struggles to bring them down in the face of manpower shortages and budget cuts.

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; an armed robbery at a local mini-mart; a ramraid at a jewellers and a series of burglaries.

But Frost’s main concern is for the safety of a missing schoolgirl. Nine weeks ago Vicky Stuart, eight years old, didn’t return home from school and in spite of exhaustive enquiries and extensive searches, has never been seen since. Another little girl from the same school is reported missing. Her body is found… raped and strangled.

Frost’s prime suspect, strongly protesting his innocence, hangs himself in his cell, leaving a note blaming Frost for driving him to suicide. Subsequent evidence points to the man’s innocence.

Coarse, insubordinate and fearless, DI Jack Frost is in serious trouble.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books; Unabridged edition (1 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753108860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753108864
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 15.9 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,052,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Detective Inspector Jack Frost is a walking nightmare in a politically-correct world. Caustic, chain- smoking and unkempt, Frost does not suffer fools gladly-- least of all his boss, the nit-picking Superintendent Mullet. Yet Frost still manages to command our respect and sympathy. The award-winning success of the Touch of Frost series on TV, starring David Jason, is testimony to how much this character is loved.

In Winter Frost, the fifth novel to date in the Frost series, a serial killer surfaces in Denton and seems to be a two-headed monster, killing both prostitutes and abducting small girls. Frost has an army of suspects rising from every gutter, from the simpering Charlie Weaver, who loves his mother so much, to the sex- obsessed local dentist and the foul-mouthed taxi driver. As Frost chases up a succession of blind alleys, his own position on the Force hangs in the balance. Will he be able to find the killer before he loses his own job? And will Frost's own cock-eyed attitude towards women--not to mention his tolerance of a plainly intolerable colleague- -mean that he'll miss a vital clue?

Wingfield's quick- fire style must owe something to the years that he worked as a writer for the Carry On films. He's one of the few crime writers who can employ a humour that takes none of the impact from his stunning set pieces of horror. -- Elizabeth McGregor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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“Frost is a splendid creation, a cross between Rumpole and Columbo.”
Marcel Berlins, The Times on Night Frost

“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 on Hard Frost

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Black Humour 25 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
What a marvellous character has been created in the guise of Inspector Frost.I had seen the tv series which is enjoyable but this book was my first authentic taste of the author's true creation.I don't think I have ever laughed so much whilst reading a book.I look forward to reading 'Frost at Christmas'.At Xmas of course!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantstic read 29 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This was the first Frost novel I have read but it makes me want to read all of them! I would recomend this book to anyone. It was fantastic and kept me glued up to the last page.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely brilliant 18 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
As expected Mr Wingfield kept me glued to this book. Here again was the Frost from previous books and he was as entertaining and real as ever. For years now I have waited for a new Frost book and I was not disappointed. Please keep them coming, as I was bitterly disappointed when I finished.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 3 Nov 2003
Format:Paperback
Probably the best crime series going. I love Wingfield's books and his usual combination of dark and deadly crime and funny and lovable charecters has once again turned up trumps. From the dispicable Charlie Weaver to the bumbling DC Taffy Morgan, everything to do with this book was a joy to read. The thrilling suspense is a true page turner. Well done Mr Wingfield! Keep 'em coming!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIKE MEETING AN OLD FRIEND 5 May 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
THIS BOOK WAS AS ENJOYABLE AS ANY OF THE OTHER FROST BOOKS I HAVE READ. IT WAS LIKE PUTTING ON COMFORTABLE SLIPPERS AND I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. THE PLOT TWISTED AND TURNED, AND FDROAST WAS AS IRRASCABLE AS EVER. ALTHOUGH MR. WINGFIELD IS MALE THE AUTHOR IS EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS AGATHA CHRISTIE
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DETECTIVE FICTION SUPREME 29 Nov 1999
Format:Hardcover
From the first to the last page Frost goes from strength to strength a brilliant read as good as the other four novels in the series. Wingfield weaves a complex plot and when all is revealed you cant help but be amazed.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great as always! 19 July 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette
As with all the other "Frost" books, this was one that, once I had picked it up, I couldn't put down. Having seen "A Touch of Frost" the book was even better and I could appreciate why David Jason was cast in the role. RD Wingfield is a master at his art and I long for more!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 6 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought as a present for my mum who loved it! I have now bought her the rest in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a real page turner
Briliant ! Couldnt put this book down
it was complex funny and the characters were so true to life
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Brilliant book really enjoyed reading it remember the series on TV but the books bring it more to life and show how it was change to the detriment for tv
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Obviously I have not read it yet but if you like the TV series you will like this. Good reading
Published 5 months ago by D. Tomlinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read
One of my favourite frost books, brilliantly written and great storyline. Highly recommend if you enjoy a good read. Fab
Published 5 months ago by Mrs R Francis
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read.
I always like the way the tv versions of books differ from the print versions - and this one was sufficiently different to keep me enthralled to the end.
Published 6 months ago by David Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars Frost - great as always
Another Frost book. Superb as always. A story of the maverick detective told in detail from start to finish by an excellently witty writer. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Natalie
5.0 out of 5 stars Another frost classic
Full of the usual twist and turns you expect from a rd wingfield book,
a good read from start to finish.
Published 13 months ago by Adrian Holmes
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This item arrived within a couple of days even though postage said it could be up to two weeks which was lucky as we ordered it to listen to for a long journey we were making. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Helen H
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Having read the first 4 frost books i was surprised i had not seen this before. The story lines were just as good as ever, fast paced with lots of twists and turns. Read more
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