Summary

The discovery of two teenage girls' bodies and a video of a snuff movie showing the death of one of the victims leaves Detective Inspector Jack Frost in a race against time before the killer can strike again. Meanwhile, someone is poisoning foodstuffs at a local supermarket chain. When the owner receives threatening demands to pay up or be put out of business, it is up to Frost to catch the blackmailer. As all leads dry up and Frost faces questions over the handling of the cases, he faces a threat to his professional life with the arrival of DCI Skinner at Denton Police Station. Is this the end for Jack Frost?
©2008 The Estate of R. D. Wingfield (P)2008 Isis Publishing Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jill Besterman on 24-07-08

The Real Frost

This is the real Frost, rude and crude, unlike the sanitised version shown on TV with his contrived 'romantic interludes'. Multi-layered storylines, characters that jump off the page and a satisfactory conclusion. It is really sad to think that this will be the last Frost story because of the recent death of R D Wingfield. Luckily I have all his other stories on tape and will continue to enjoy them for years to come. 'A Killing Frost' is a worthy end to the series.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Kirstine on 02-12-12

Excellent story marred by old-fashioned crudity

I was interested to compare the original incarnation of DI Frost with the screen version with David Jason. Not suriprisingly the book has much more complex and multi-stranded story-lines. These are gripping and excellently narrated: tthe characters brought to life by different accents.

The big difference between the two mediums is that the original characterisation of Frost is of a misoginistic, foul-mouthed and dishonest policeman.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Loreen on 26-09-08

This is a favorite

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It made me laugh when I didn't expect it. I loved the language and the way the narrator put just the right inflection in every word. I will be recommending this book to whoever I can. I hope there are more audiobooks coming from this author/narrator combo.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Gregory on 11-01-09

A most pleasant surprise

I am not the type to rate my reads, and this rating represents my first ever.

I happened to run across A Killing Frost, and was hesitant to download something written by an author from whom no other titles were available. Before this title, I had been reading the Douglas PReston and Lincoln Child's "Pendergast" series of books and, having run out of them, browsed for something new. Boy am I glad I went ahead with this download. I cannot remember ever enjoying a book as much as this one.

This book is suspenseful, while at the same time riotously funny. I laughed so hard at times that I had to pull the car over, pause my Ipod, and enjoy the laugh before I could continue to drive my car and listen some more. If I were going to make a criticism, it would relate to the overusage of some of the vernacular used in the book within the dialog. The words "flaming", "sod", and other colloquialisms are used time and again, but since I am American, perhaps this is simply the way the locals speak there.

Regardless, this book is absolutely incredible. It has a great storyline, and as I have said, it is simply gaffaw-ingly funny. The combination of textures from the grim plot juxtaposed against the sarcasm and wit of the detective is simply brilliant. I cannot find the right words to try and encourage everyone to give this book a try. I think you will love it.

I am disappointed, having done an Amazon.com search, to find that there are in fact half a dozen other books written by this author which are apparently available to European customers, but alas are NOT available for sale to U.S. customers. I wish that would change.

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16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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