A Killing Frost: (Di Jack Frost Book 6) Mass Market Paperback – 9 Oct 2008
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"Another jam-packed, thrilling outing for Wingfield's DI Jack Frost. With more twists than a bucket of eels, this is a fitting climax to an incredible series. I can't believe there won't be any more" (STUART MACBRIDE)
"Swaggeringly fluent and fast-paced... Frost remains by far the most unattractive cop in mainstream crime fiction" (Mark Lawson GUARDIAN)
"The action is non-stop... The shambolic Frost has become a much-loved figure in crime fiction and Wingfield will be remembered especially for having created such a distinctive personality" (DAILY TELEGRAPH)
From the creator of A TOUCH OF FROST, the eagerly anticipated D. I. Jack Frost novelSee all Product Description
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The dialogue is realistic, the humour has you laughing despite the dark and chilling crimes, the relationships between the police officers are expertly drawn and conveyed and Wingfield makes all this seem effortless.
R D Wingfield's writing is skilful to the point that DI Jack Frost is likeable and deplorable at the same time. The pace is so fast that you can hardly bear to put the book down and not read on. Like the other reviewers and praise on the dust jacket, it's so sad that there won't be any more of Frost.
Frost is a great British creation couldn't put it down
I was utterly wrong. I gorged all six books in the series — Frost at Christmas, A Touch of Frost, Night Frost, Hard Frost, Winter Frost and A Killing Frost — within a couple of months.
There’s little point writing an individual review of each, as they all follow the same formula… There are usually three cases on the go in each book: a child/prostitute serial murderer, something rapey, and a robbery. Frost, of course, solves all three, each time accompanied by a different sidekick sergeant he’s been mis-matched with (female / posh / ambitious). On the way, he always succeeds in getting one over on his boss, Superintendent Mullett.
Described like that, it sounds typically banale and padded ITV fare. Yet R.D. Wingfield’s writing is anything but. The books are weighty, typically around 500 pages, but they crack along. Frost is multi-dimensional and scatalogically funny, the dialogue believably terse and crude, the narrative pacy, the plot-twists surprising. In short, they are (cue the reviewer’s standby cliche) page-turners, genuinely excellent detective novels.
There are flaws. In particular, the books’ casual sexism will jar with the modern reader.Read more ›
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The usual high quality writing. Witty at times and gruesome.
Enjoyed it loads.
They say seven more words required to Submit. So I gave them thirteen.
From start to finish this is a really engaging read with a mixture of laugh out loud humour and shocking crime.Published 3 months ago by Edward Atkins
Same old Frost - but exactly what is expected and required. A good read.Published 5 months ago by Gareth Wilson
All of these books about old Frosty are worth TEN stars that Amazon sell! The real Frost is miles away from the made for television one. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Big Bum Bill
i find it a shame that the book is not read in it's entirety but apart from that okPublished 8 months ago by Adam Brinkworth