Fatal Frost

  • by James Henry
  • Narrated by Stephen Thorne
  • 11 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

May, 1982. Britain celebrates the sinking of the Belgrano, Jimmy Savile has the run of the airwaves and Denton Police Division welcomes its first black policeman, DC Waters -- recently relocated from Bethnal Green. While the force is busy dealing with a spate of local burglaries, the body of fifteen-year-old Samantha Evans is discovered in woodland next to the nearby railway track. Then a fifteen-year-old boy is found dead on Denton's golf course, his organs removed. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is sent to investigate -- a welcome distraction from troubles at home. And when the murdered boy's sister goes missing, Frost and Waters must work together to find her... before it's too late.

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Like a Comfy Pair of Old Slippers

Having read quite a bit of very contemporary crime fiction recently I thought it would be nice to step back in time and see what the new authors had made of R D Wingfield’s famous “Jack” Frost. I was extremely impressed given that the book was actually released as recently as 2012 how the feel of the 80s was so credibly captured. From the frequent mentions of BEJAMs where I had my first ever gainful part-time employment to the need to find a payphone nostalgia was assured.

There’s obviously more to Frost than mere nostalgia though and the book delivers everything that we came to expect from the original books with all the favourite characters doing pretty much what you would expect in an excellent multi-threaded plot. There is all the old humour, the blissful lack of political correctness and good old fashioned police work to get your teeth into. The narration by Stephen Thorne gives just the right period feel to the audiobook.

It’s odd for those of us who loved the TV Series that R D Wingfield never liked the adaptation. I wonder if the new authors writing under the James Henry pen name were influenced by it at all.

Musing aside this was a very pleasant detour down memory lane. I think I’ll have to make the trip for the rest of the books at some point.
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- Simon

Fatal Frost

The author seems to have captured the character of "Jack" Frost very well and his writing bears many of the hallmarks of R D Wingfield (the original author of the "Frost" novels). Of course his cause is helped mightily by the fact that the publisher has retained the services of the excellent Stephen Thorne as the narrator. I look forward to many more episodes of this loveable character! Well done.
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- Barrie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2012
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd