In his unorthodox ways he gets his man in the end. The reader doesn't have to look too far to see the man also has an empathetic heart, balancing his personality nicely. One wonders if his young partner will ever catch onto Jack; seeing him as the talent he really is. Jack will keep you entertained with his sarcastic humor, aptly supplied by the late RD Wingfield who left us much too soon. My friend finds these books too much like one another.
I agree that the character of Jack Frost is the same and much of the writing describes his looks, his thinking and his antics. However, I like the character and find the manner in which he solves the crimes that are assigned to him or to someone above him fascinating. In this book, a flu epidemic has struck Denton Station, leaving the few police who aren't down with it terribly overworked. Murders of senior citizens and a series of threatening letters are at the core of Jack's problems. In this story there is a vivid contrast between Mullet and Frost.
Divisional Commander Norman Mullet, nicknamed Horn-rimmed Harry, is described as a social climber concerned with appearances and ambition. On the other hand Detective Inspector Jack Frost is described as a scruffy man, wearing a dirty mac and maroon scarf trailing untidily from his neck. Apart from smoking cigarettes and appreciating attractive women, he doesn't care. As a result, whenever they meet, confrontations always occur. Their fights are humorous highlights of this story. Frost often loses the fight and tries to escape from the scene, but sometimes he gets back at Mullet to some extent.
Although Lieutenant Columbo performed by Peter Falk and Frost look similar, actually they are very different. Columbo is much smarter than Frost. He plays a clever trick to expose the criminal. Frost depends on his feelings and hunches. Columbo is very polite. Frost is very rude, saying dirty words and jokes. But he is very warm to weaker people, and so I love his story very much. Imaginary Denton looks like a first class dump.
And there comes Det. Inspector Jack Frost, crumpled and messy, crude and inappropriate, and above all irresistible. The fine policemen of Denton, are having extremely hard time with the flu and flourishing crime wave. Following the multiple plots of this novel is great fun, and even more trying to keep up with Frost's erratic detecting process. In the end he somehow gets where is is supposed to, inspite of all the obstacles and his nemesis, a blathering fool, Sup.
I am a fan of inspector Frost. The first two books in the series are marvelous, and I have read them several times over the years. This, the third has all the ingredients of a Frost-novel: It is fairly realistic, very human, serious and funny at the same time, and with a sad undertone. Only I found this sequel just a little bit repetitive; but that's maybe because the police officers work around the clock due to a flue epidemic. I like it and recommend it. Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us. Would you like to report poor quality or formatting in this book?
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In uncertain charge of the investigations is Detective Inspector Jack Frost, crumpled, slapdash, and foul-mouthed as ever. Trying to cope despite inadequate backup, there is never enough time; the unsolved crimes pile up and the vicious killings go on. Paperback , pages. Published December 3rd by Corgi first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Night Frost , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. All hell has broken loose within the Denton Police Department as a flu epidemic rips through the staff. A few dedicated employees, who at this point would much rather be sick, are stuck working double and sometimes triple shifts!
As that old cliche goes, "Crime Never Sleeps" and Detective Frost, coupled with his colleques, are stretched to their limits. Partnered with Gilmore, a recently transferred detective, Frost is charged with the task of solving various crimes involving suicide, porno tapes All hell has broken loose within the Denton Police Department as a flu epidemic rips through the staff.
Partnered with Gilmore, a recently transferred detective, Frost is charged with the task of solving various crimes involving suicide, porno tapes, poisen pen letters and robberies. Not only that, but he has the always watchful Super Intendant Mullet keeping track of his every move. At this point, I have no idea how Mullet and Frost can work together. I can only imagine that Mullet is hoping for a screw up on the part of Frost that is so monumental, he can finally fire him. I'm sure the only reason they tolerate each other is due in part to Frost's impeccable skills seeing as he's a massive pain in the ass.
Frost's sidekick of the week, Gilmore, isn't harping as much on Frost like the last one - well, at least not right away anyway.
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Unfortunately for Gilmore, his attention is focused on his deterorating marriage. Prior to moving to Denton, he had promised his wife a far less hectic work schedule which would in turn open up some personal time together. He did not expect a skeleton staff created by illness or a partner like Frost who lives for his job, rarely spending any time away from the station. I enjoyed this entry in the Frost series but not as much as the first two.
I think the crimes perpetrated in the pervious books were a little more interesting than what was presented here. The writing was up to par but I found myself more or less bored throughout and that knocked a few stars off. I guess that was why it took me over a month to finish it! Mar 22, Natasha rated it it was amazing. The grim weather and heinous crimes are offset by Jack Frost's lewd but hilarious remarks.
Night Frost, (DI Jack Frost Book 3) by R D Wingfield
His way of solving cases keeps you on the edge of your seat. A most entertaining, fast-paced police mystery. From an eight book series, the creators spun out a TV series that lasted for 42 episodes. In this book, the Denton Police Dept is suffering with manpower shortages due to a flu bug that is running rampant through the station. New DS Gilmore is forced to work with scruffy DCI Jack Frost and finds himself working all hours, affecting his home life as he travels around with Frost trying to solve a multitude of crimes; the Granny Ripper, the Poison Pen letter sender, a young girl's murder.
As well, Frost, who is sloppy about paperwork must deal with the Superintendent Mullet, who is concerned only with his image with the higher HQ. It's a non-stop mystery, well-written and entertaining. This is the second in the series that I've enjoyed. Will be taking up Book 4, Hard Frost, next. Dec 08, Connie Howell rated it it was amazing. Detective Inspector Jack Frost is a scruffy, irreverent policeman at Denton.
He is in charge of investigating serial killings, death threats,pornographic videos and poison pen letters. Half the men a the station are off sick due to a flu epidemic so they are seriously undermanned. Frost takes short cuts and risks that could go horribly wrong. As always after false leads and pressure from divisional command Frost finally solves the cases.
I love the character of Frost,his one liners are witty, irr Detective Inspector Jack Frost is a scruffy, irreverent policeman at Denton. I love the character of Frost,his one liners are witty, irreverent and often foul mouthed but he had previously been awarded the George Cross for bravery. I loved the book and I loved the series and it was hard to read the book without seeing in my mind David Jason in his scruffy suit and coat in the television series A Touch of Frost.
Mar 19, Jenny rated it liked it. Frost is wonderfully crude. My only complaint is the author's derogatory characterizations of women.
All of the female characters are shrews, tramps, hussies, drunks, bimbos, etc. I think this takes away from an otherwise enjoyable read. Sep 18, June Ahern rated it it was amazing. This isn't my first read of Detective Frost, "Night Frost", the first of the four book series.
Never-the-less, I enjoyed it as though I'd never read it before. The scruffy, no, make that dirty little police detective from a smallish town in England smokes like a fiend, eats greasy food bought from horrible little truck outlets, and it always bloody cold! Can't a murder take place on a nice warm night? I absolutely enjoy R. Wingfield's character Jack Frost and his ability t This isn't my first read of Detective Frost, "Night Frost", the first of the four book series. Wingfield's character Jack Frost and his ability to appear stupid while being canny about crimes.
All the odds are against him and he helps the odds stack up with his not so nice sexual remarks, disrespect for his superiors, and all of the above. Still he gets the bad guy - in such a round about way. Frost has some redeeming values besides getting the criminal, he doesn't need the praise, he shares the wins and he really cares for the victims, and at times, the criminal's misgivings. The book opens with an overworked, limited and exhausted police staff due to a most terrible flu epidemic working a rash of crimes - theft, murders of young and old, pub fights, fires, threats to citizens, and vandalism of the towns' graveyard - all hitting at the same time.
The station's superior, Mullet, is more concerned how HE looks to his superiors than helping Frost and the other cops solve the crimes. He's a pain in the Again, I am a huge fan of Mr. Wingfield, who passed away before writing any more Frost mysteries and when I meet him in the other world, I'd like to catch up with what the next one would have been. When you read this book, expect to be cold, tired, hungry and have a good laugh at times with Jack Frost over the irony of crime solving. Feb 20, Madonna rated it it was amazing. As with Wingfield's series, I liked this one.
The cop du jour is a young married man this time. So, there is the tension with Frost AND the tension at home driving this entry in the series. Gilmore soon learns that Frost is not what he needs to advance so he looks for ways to make himself look better than Frost so he'll be considered for advancement. Out of Denton District and away from Frost. Ah, but he should have read the other books in the series.
As happens in them, the cop du jour always co As with Wingfield's series, I liked this one. As happens in them, the cop du jour always comes around and sees Frost as worth knowing and realizes he's not above learning from him. And in Gilmore's case, he realizes he isn't what his young wife wants and he and we are not especially heartbroken when she leaves. The mystery this time is about someone killing senior citizens. Frost has a suspect early on, and since we know Frost, he accept his choice.
The mystery is the why, and while that isn't particularly hard to accept, we like seeing Frost prove his instincts correct and continuing to rub Mullet the wrong way. Aug 23, Christine Blachford rated it really liked it. Just as good as the previous two in the series, you spend the first half of the book watching the pressure pile on Jack Frost, and the second half hoping he can muddle his way through. As ever, Jack is partnered with a young, up and coming chap who thinks he is completely useless and is proved wrong on more than one occasion. Whilst there is nothing wrong with this formula, I'm curious if the final two books keep up this same concept, or if there is another kind of relationship that could be att Just as good as the previous two in the series, you spend the first half of the book watching the pressure pile on Jack Frost, and the second half hoping he can muddle his way through.
Whilst there is nothing wrong with this formula, I'm curious if the final two books keep up this same concept, or if there is another kind of relationship that could be attempted. In terms of the story, I thought perhaps this one was a bit more violent, certainly a lot more bloody, and although Frost managed to find some sympathy for the killers towards the end, I found it very hard to do the same. Nevertheless, it was excellent, and I'm looking forward to the next one.
Mar 31, Lorraine Montgomery rated it really liked it. I picked it up for 2 reasons: I must say, though, I found the cover rather peaked my curiosity: I was a bit taken aback at the beginning of the book. I didn't remember the TV character being quite so bawdy or that Frost called w night Frost by RD Wingfield is a fast read; I finished it in about a day and a half.
I didn't remember the TV character being quite so bawdy or that Frost called women and young girls "cows" with such frequency. Perhaps it was just the lightened onscreen demeanour of David Jason in the series that doesn't come across in the written word. In any case, as much as I wasn't fond of that, the various plot lines -- murders, disappearances, poison pen letters, flu epidemic, and the new detective sergeant, DS Gilmore, and his whining wife -- kept me turning those pages.
Frost's slovenly appearance reminiscent of Columbo but with sarcasm and suggestive remarks , lack of organizational skills, hunches that are taken as absolutes proof or no proof , and lack of respect for his commander, Superintendent Mullet, quickly earn Frost the disdain of DS Gilmore, paired with him because DI Allen is out with the flu. Gilmore is definitely not a team player but is rather out to make brownie points to help himself up the promotion ladder and resents anyone who gets in his way or steals his thunder.
He definitely doesn't want to be associated with any of Frost's fiddlin' with evidence or forging of petrol receipts. Frost's dedication, though, and intuition in the field, is often forceful and brave, with just a touch of humour: I want a team knocking on doors, I want Forensic, I want someone by the old girl's bedside night and day in case she can give us a description. If I've forgotten anything, I want that as well. Frost's hunches always seem right to him; however, once he begins to act on them, he is riddled with uncertainty, but then more often than not, they are proven correct.
While he is stumbling around watching forensic evidence vanish and suspects slip his grasp, you keep trying to collect all the clues and the little tidbits previously thrown aside together in your own mind to figure out if this time will be the one where Frost might be right after all. There are some pretty gruesome images and perversions in this novel although not as bad as some I've read elsewhere; PD James comes to mind , but it's rather balanced by the softer side of Frost that we see when he sits with a dying mother and lets her go thinking her son is all right, and when he avoids telling a heart-broken mother the real reason her daughter committed suicide.
The work is fast-paced and riveting, and, just when you think Frost will be canned this time, it all comes together to make him a hero. I love this series of police procedurals that will be familiar to those who have seen the TV series of the same name. In this one, Detective Inspector Jack Frost —great name, what?
Frost is uncouth, sloppy, on the surface unprofessional, and a I love this series of police procedurals that will be familiar to those who have seen the TV series of the same name. Frost is uncouth, sloppy, on the surface unprofessional, and always trying to avoid paperwork and his nemesis, the superintendent. The Denton CID has been particularly hard hit by a flu epidemic at just the worst time, with someone killing old ladies just for the fun of it.