Winter Frost

R.D. Wingfield


Winter Frost

Winter Frost

  • Title: Winter Frost
  • Author: R.D. Wingfield
  • ISBN: 9780552147781
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback



Denton is having than its fair share of crime A serial killer is murdering local prostitutes a man demolishing his garden shed uncovers a long buried skeleton there is an armed robbery at a local minimart and a ram raid at a jewellers.But Detective Inspector Jack Frost s main concern is for the safety of a missing eight year old, and soon after another girl is repoDenton is having than its fair share of crime A serial killer is murdering local prostitutes a man demolishing his garden shed uncovers a long buried skeleton there is an armed robbery at a local minimart and a ram raid at a jewellers.But Detective Inspector Jack Frost s main concern is for the safety of a missing eight year old, and soon after another girl is reported missing, her body is found raped and strangled.Then Frost s prime suspect hangs himself in his cell, leaving a note blaming Frost for driving him to suicide.Coarse, insubordinate and fearless, DI Jack Frost is in serious trouble.


Recent Comments "Winter Frost"

I love this series and the tv series too and can't help feel that David Jason is just so perfect for the part of DI Jack Frost, every word spoken in the book I can hear his voice and so makes reading the book extra special. It's a great police procedural book although Frost's methods leave a lot to be desired but hes a loveable character, determined, funny but with a big heart that at times you feel sorry for him and at other times laugh with and at him. A must read!

'A Touch of Frost' was one of my favourite television police series. The British do know how to make those: Inspector Morse, Inspector Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Agatha Christie's Poirot, Inspector George Gently, Vera, Luther, and so on.However, I've never read any of those books, which were the basis for some (or all?) of those series. Until I was given this book, albeit in Dutch translation and more precisely, a re-edition by the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws (The Last/Latest News). I'm u [...]

Ohhhhh, Frost is such a bastard! But I do love him. Almost more than the tv series. Okay, more than the tv series. His hunches always seem to go completely and utterly awry. And then something clicks. But not before everything goes pear shaped. And he always has multiple cases to solve. Mullett is an idiot and I always laugh when Frost dumps him right in the middle of it. His sarcastic remarks make me giggle. My only question after finishing this one is: why the hell does Morgan not get fired?? [...]

I have to say having watched all the TV series of Frost starring David Jason this is actually the first novel I've read by the author R D Wingfield and I loved it just as much as the TV series. I thought Frost in the book was harder and grittier than in the TV series but still had the sense of humour which made me laugh out loud in places. Can't remember where I picked this book up from so didn't realise it was the 5th in the series, so will have to look for the earlier ones. The story line alth [...]

I listened to this book on my way back from holiday, in the car. It was a bonus that it is read by David Jason. It's a fantastic story and reminded me very much of Stuart MacBride, whom I know was a fan of R D Wingfield. Grim storytelling interspersed with black humour. Set in Denton, UK, Frost is looking for a missing school girl, last seen 9 weeks ago, the eight year old seems to be vanished off the face of the earth. Another child goes missing, from the same school, and is found raped and str [...]

This book is awesome as well as the other Frost books. I got these books after falling in love and buying the series by the BBC with one of my favorite BBC actors, "David Jason" who was also in Open All Hours comedy. A Touch of Frost was his detective series that I own as well :) The books are good but not as good as seeing the show with David in all his glory :)

As usual, the Denton police force is undermanned and Inspector Frost is forced to cope with a serial killer, child abductions, a long dead skeleton, and other petty crimes. Frost is crude, unorganized, and jumps to conclusions with alarming frequency but he is fun to read about.

For a sleepy provincial British city, Denton sure has more than its share of serial murderers. This winter, it is a killer of young girls, spirited away and late found abused and murdered, and someone who has it in for the town's prostitutes, of whom there seems to be a copious supply in Denton. DI Jack Frost, insouciant, irascible, incorrigible, gluttonous for bacon sandwiches and cigarettes, averse to bean-counting paperwork and at times preternaturally insightful about his cases, is stymied o [...]

Van tv ken ik Frost als een morsige, chagrijnige, maar ook grappige man, die sympathiek overkomt. Daar blijft in het boek niet zoveel van over. Ik vond het verhaal ook iets teveel naar verschillende kanten uitgesponnen om boeiend te blijven.

The plot was good, but the sexist language was just too much.

The Frost series just keeps getting better and better. Detective Inspector Frost is in top form dealing with a serial killer of local prostitutes, a new acting inspector Liz Maud, and the continual harassment from Superintendent Mullett, who can never quite understand why Frost can never seem to find a filling station that provides printed receipts for his gasoline reimbursement. Fortunately, Frost has a new DC who is quite adept at completing long overdue crime statistic reports and changing "5 [...]

Still liking this series. This book was sometimes a 4-star and sometimes a 5-star.The story line was pretty predictable for Frost. A couple of crimes are committed and then Frost/the police are involved and then a couple more crimes are committed and they aren't solving the crimes. But, then, the crime is solved and Frost looks pretty good. While the mystery was good, I was often tired (the 4-star period) of all the mis-direction, the red herrings, the false leads, the failing tracks of the inve [...]

Naujas romanas iš Frosto serijos - Rodney Davido Wingfieldo "Frosto žiema". Ko tikitės iš Frosto serijos, viską gausite ir šioje dalyje.Jos schema bemaž identiška ankstesniems romanams: iškrypėliai ir žiaurūs nusikaltimai, nejauki trintis ir subordinacijos trūkumas nuovadoje, grubus nevala Frostas, nusikaltimus sprendžiantis keisčiausiais būdais."Kažkas pasibeldė, ir inspektorius atsigręžė į duris perpykęs. Po šimts velnių, dega raudona lemputė, jis kvočia įtariamąj [...]

A bit extreme--Inspector Frost seems to be the only officer in Denton who is capable of deploying manpower, writing manpower usage and open case reports for headquarters, interviewing suspects, going to crime scenes and attending autopsies. In "Winter Frost" he does all of those things all the time. While it is explained to some extent by Superintendent Mullet's inability to do anything right, including sending ten detectives to another jurisdiction for a drugs investigation while a murder wave [...]

In the main, Winter Frost is a terrific read. Wingfield’s characterization is superb, with well drawn characters who come to life on the page. His dialogue ‘feels’ real and narrative is well written. The first hundred pages or so, in particular, are very well done, sucking you in to the story and providing several laughs. My main issue with the book, as with the other books in the series is that there are too many plotlines. Not that they are difficult to follow, but that there’s no way [...]

I felt that this was the strongest of the series so far, both from the imagery used but also in that it pushes our protaganist further than he has been before.Love him or not (he is far less likable than the TV portrayal)one has to respect Frost's determination to discover the truth, and see justice served. It's not the type of dedication that sees all the boxes ticked or the paperwork completed, but it is about seeing the victims served properly and the perpertators, where he deems them worthy [...]

I do enjoy the Frost series. Each story is somewhat similar, Frost bumbles and stumbles through a variety of cases, with a short - manned police station, fighting with his boss, Superintendent Mullett, to stay out of trouble and solve his cases. In this story, prostitutes are being raped and murdered, there are missing children, an old skeleton has been found and the 'pillow case' robber is robbing houses. Frost works on each case, as Mullett has loaned half of his station to another detachment [...]

I was so glad to get my hands on this book. I started reading the Inspector Frost series months ago, and going by Shelfari's series links, was expecting to read five installments. There were five available for the Kindle, all was well. Except, informed me of another - technically the fifth in a series of five - and lo and behold, there it was on , but not as an ebook.I finished the fourth Frost and knew I wouldn't be able to complete the series without reading the entire series, so I waited. Th [...]

I get to read trash on vacation. This book certainly qualified, although Jack Frost was witty at times. It was a quick read and everything was resolved by book's end.One thing really bothered me: the portrayal of women. I'd hoped that the 20th century – to say nothing of the 21st – had opened the minds of male British crime authors, but I guess not. The male characters comment constantly about who they would do what to, often to girls 16 or younger. As long as they're over the age of consent [...]

The original R.D.Wingfield series is grittier, raunchier and (in places) funnier than the enjoyable but watered down TV version. David Jason is excellent portraying Detective Inspector Frost but he is more heroic and competent on the silver screen than his print doppelganger. "Horn-rimmed Harry" Mullet is completely despicable in the print version.A brown nosing self promoter whose primary concern was maintaining his budget and enhancing his image at the expense of everyone below him.The TV writ [...]

Quite possibly one of the best Frost novels I've read so far. Inspector Jack Frost up against the usual lack of staff, serious multiple investigations and hunches which never seem to work out! I think I'm beginning to like the novel version better than the classic TV version. Frost on telly is pictured as a caring copper - having read a few of the novels, I think it's a fair call to suggest that Frost is a cunning bastard, and at heart a bloody good policeman. Again the descriptions that the aut [...]

Another great Frost mystery. The Denton police force is as usual overworked and understaffed thanks to the Superintendent "Hornrim Harry". Frost is his usual bedraggled self and there were plenty of his crude quips which really crack me up and that is a welcome relief because the actual crimes are quite disturbing. But he also was again protective of his younger colleagues and took the blame when things went "balls up". Hornrim Harry is a really slimy Superintendent, taking the credit when thing [...]

This is one of the DI Jack Frost British police investigation mysteries. It’s a good read – humorous, witty, complexly plotted with multiple crime investigations going on at the same time. There’s enough characterization and office politics to aid the humor and engage the reader, although the plot is quite engaging. It’s also a British TV series, which is a bit better than the book. Jack Frost and the other characters in the book have rough edges that are slightly softened in the series. [...]

This is the fifth and last "Inspector Frost" novel published in R.D. Wingfield's lifetime (another was published posthumously). Typical "Frost," featuring a number of cases at the same time, Frost messing up, avoiding Superintendent Mullett, and making crude but funny observations. While I enjoyed reading this novel, I thought it a bit overlong, not quite as funny as previous ones, and it suffered from a "going through the motions" feel. That said, I like spending time with Frost, and I'm thankf [...]

I enjoy this series so much - gritty, tough cases that Frost doesn't solve quickly, elegantly, or with much flair. He keeps banging into dead ends, other people's messes, and his own biases, but is an honest cop in the deep sense. I believe him, get frustrated with him, and then, on the last page, get quiet satisfaction when he finally slots the last piece of the puzzle together and nails the murderer.

A very good read. Fast pace, plenty of action. Mayhem in Denton and only Frost to sort it out with hindrance from Supt. Mullet. Children go missing and found dead, armed robbery, a serial bugler, and a serial murderer of prostitutes, a skeleton is dug up and there is a bungled ram raid of a jeweller's shop. Anything that can happen does and amazingly everything is cleared up by the end but not quite as it may seem!

Another compelling read which I could not put down. Two things did strike me though. Firstly that DC Morgan seems to have taken over the incompetent attributes which Frost had in the first book so that while Frost remains a maverick who is not interested in paper work he no longer comes over as an idiot as Morgan now has this role in the story. The second thing was how monstrous the criminals were.

An excellent read: Fast-moving entertainment as a rougher, sloppier (although as witty, sexist, irreverent and sarcastic as ever) Frost character than in the TV series works simultaneously on a bunch of crimes with his hunches going awry while battling with the bean-counting, self-serving Police Superintendent Mullet (even more annoying than on TV!). Its wit, sexism, irreverence and sarcasm are true to a non-PC, British style that other nationalities may not understand.

Gripping as usualBrilliant read. Didn't want to put the book down. There are lots of twists and turns keeping you gripped all the way through. My only complaint is the end, the case of the kidnapped children is completed in a couple of pages after a huge build up through out the book. Still a great book though!

As always I throughly enjoyed the work by R.D Wingfield. Frost character provides welcome comic relief to stop the story from becoming too dark. I enjoy the interaction between characters especially Fronst and the ever unpopular Hornrimmed Harry, it never seems to detract from the crime being investigated. Red herrings and twists included this book kept me engaged until the last page.


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