First Frost: DI Jack Frost series 1 Hardcover – 20 Jan 2011
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"I was delighted to read FIRST FROST. Not only a gripping mystery, but an exclusive look at Jack Frost's early years" (DAVID JASON)
"This is brilliant! A must for all fans of Frost, but also so much more. Gripping, finely written, it stands as a classic, period crime thriller in its own right" (PETER JAMES)
"Frost is back - this is a brilliant read, I can't recommend it highly enough" (MARTINA COLE)
"This is great stuff. Just when you thought you'd seen the last of him, Jack Frost returns in a prequel to the series, which finds Frost in his best paisley tie tracking down a missing girl" (PETER ROBINSON, bestselling author of the Inspector Banks series)
R.D. Wingfield's unforgettable Jack Frost returns in this gripping prequel to the bestselling seriesSee all Product Description
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A very gripping, easy to read crime novel, and good fun too!
However, this one for me gets away with it. Partly this is because it's not so much carrying on with the story, as explaining what happened before the series as written by R.D. Wingfield even started - a 'prequel' I believe is the coinage of choice. This means that the writers can't be lazy, as there's a lot of thinking to be done, to avoid inconsistencies with the existing stories.
The other reason lies in the strength of the format used by Wingfield and maintained here - the action takes place in a compressed space of time, with at least two major crimes on the go plus up to half a dozen others of varying severity, all of which DS Frost must juggle himself due to the constraints on manpower dictated by DS Mullett. As in the original series most of these are shown to have some linking factor, which when teased out leads to the crimes being solved in the nick of time.
Except not quite all - another book is in the pipeline for this series, and there is a very obvious lead into the next one in the last sentence of this book. I also suspect that we haven't heard the last of the mysterious DI Patterson, nor of DI Allen who arrives back from holiday in the final chapter. DC Sue Clarke will definitely feature more in Frost's moribund lovelife, and I also didn't think the death asociated with the 'swingers' club was finished up quite tidliy enough.Read more ›
James Henry has achieved something special here. Can we have some more please?
However the ending seemed to run out of steam a little.
At the risk of being pedantic over a minor reference, did human rights feature in the 80's?
For the health fanatics has any one counted how many times Jack has a smoke?
All said and done a must for Frost fans.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There's a bit too much going on all at once, it takes a lot of sorting out. A lot of the story was not believable as one man wouldn't be allowed to do all that Jack did and keep... Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. A. Slater
I haven't read the original books, but I loved the tv series. This brings all the character of those episodes back in a book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
First Frost lives up to the other books in the series, a very good read. Frost, for all his slovernly ways is a good cop. And once I started reading I was hooked as usual.Published 2 months ago by jillhazeljill