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Winter Frost: (DI Jack Frost Book 5) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Oct 2000

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi; New Ed edition (1 Oct. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552147788
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552147781
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.6 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 Colombo" (The Times)

"R.D.Wingfield has created possibly the most accurate picture of police work in crime fiction today... Winter Frost is an absolute cracker" (Mike Ripley, Sherlock Holmes)

"If you enjoy crime fiction at all, read this. If you've never read a crime novel in your life, start with this one" (Morning Star)

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By A Customer on 25 Nov. 2001
Format: Mass Market 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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Although I was aware of the TV series A Touch of Frost I've never really watched it, but that didn't stop me imagining David Jason in the role of Jack Frost as I read this book. Winter Frost is the 5th book about Frost written by RD Wingfield, out of 6 written in total before he sadly passed away. His estate though has allowed James Henry to write a series of prequels from the days when Jack's wife was still alive and he was a sergeant. Henry has written 3 so far and another is due out later in 2016.

'Hornrim Harry' Mullett has sent half of the division to help out elsewhere in the county whilst Frost struggles to catch a child killer and a serial killer murdering prostitutes. When a dental receptionist is also killed apparently by the same killer Frost decides to use undercover police officers to trap the killer. He acquires and loses many suspects and has to contend with a housebreaker who uses pillow cases and a jewellery ram raid all at the same time.

This has so many twists and turns it keeps you guessing until the very last page. The writing is 'of its time' and Frost on the page is more coarse and sexist than Frost on the screen. If you can get past that, these books are a cracking read. Plotting is superb and I'm about to begin the 6th and final book straight away.
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By A Customer on 29 April 2001
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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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By A Customer on 18 April 2001
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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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I didn’t approach R.D. Wingfield’s DI Jack Frost series with any great enthusiasm. I’d seen enough of ITV’s Sunday night schedule-filler, with David Jason in the title role, to assume it would be lightweight, middlebrow, plodding fare, with signposted comic interludes.

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.
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Just wonderful as always. I love these books. Even though they contain macabre crimes, in a strange way they have a feelgood factor, because of Frost's humour. Great writing, what a shame R D Wingfield didn't write more of them.

I have to say though, that the Kindle book has SO MANY typos! Really poorly edited, the publisher needs feedback on this. I wouldn't give it less stars than 5 stars though, because my review is about the book itself.
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All these Frost books are top quality. Superbly crafted and written. You don't want to put them down. The characters are painted brilliantly and you can see David Jason on every page in your mind's eye. Top notch. You must read them.
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I very much enjoyed this book but having seen the Frost series on television I could wish that the literary Frost was more like the televisual Frost. The literary Frost is obsessed with women's bodies, mainly breasts, they are mentioned far too much, and that is a pity. However, the plots are good and he writes well, I wish he was still around to write more.
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