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Frost, assisted and annoyed by his new sidekick, is assigned to the disappearance of a prostitute's daughter and with characteristic rashness he launches into the case. But when they unearth an ancient skeleton and the fresh corpse of a bank employee turns up, Frost is also drawn into an unsolved bank robbery from an almost forgotten past. His method - to risk first his career, and then his life...
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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 PaperJacks. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0770107400I5N10
Book Description Toronto, Canada: Paper Jacks, 1986, 1986. Paperback. Very Good +. 2nd Printing. An ucreased spine with very light edge rubbings. No store stamp. Seller Inventory # 003598
Book Description PaperJacks Ltd, Markham, Ontario, Canada, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Second Printing. 284  pages. Red and green lettering on the spine. Red, green and black lettering on the pictorial front cover. Spine is creased, book lightly slanted. First four pages have water stains on them (no smell and no buckling). A very good copy of this Inspector Frost novel, signed on the title page by the author in blue ink. Size: 4 x 7. Signed. Mystery. Seller Inventory # 007001