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Frost has a newly assigned apprentice - Detective Constable Barnard. He's the Chief Constable's nephew and ripe for Frost's satire. Frost is assigned to the disappearance of a prostitute's daughter. Assisted by his new sidekick, he proceeds with the investigation in typically unorthodox style.
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'Affecting, frightening, and, especially in Frost's dialogue, extremely amusing' Listener
Ten days to Christmas and Tracey Uphill, aged eight, hasn't come home from Sunday school.Her mother, a pretty young prostitute, is desperate.Enter Detective Inspector Jack Frost, sloppy, scruffy and insubordinate.To help him investigate the case of the missing child, Frost has been assigned a new sidekick, the Chief Constable's nephew.Fresh to provincial Denton in an oversmart suit, Detective Constable Clive Barnard is an easy target for Frost's withering satire.
Assisted and annoyed by Barnard, Frost, complete with a store of tasteless anecdotes to fit every occasion, proceeds with the investigation in typically unorthodox style.After he's consulted a local witch, Dead Man's Hollow yields up a skeleton.Frost finds himself drawn into an unsolved crime from the past and risks not only his career, but also his life...
'A crisp, confident, ripely-characterized novel; exciting, ingenious, roundly satisfying’Literary ReviewAbout the Author:
R.D. Wingfield is a prolific writer of radio crime plays and comedy scripts. His crime novels featuring D.I. Jack Frost include: Frost at Christmas, Hard Frost and Winter Frost.
Stephen Thorne trained at RADA and played several seasons with the Old Vic Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and London. He has worked extensively in radio, with over two thousand broadcasts for the BBC, including Uncle Mort in the Radio 4 comedy series and the part of Treebeard in "The Lord of the Rings". His television work includes "EastEnders", "Boys from the Bush", "Death of an Expert Witness", and "David Copperfield".
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Book Description Constable, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0094692408