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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Constable (Oct. 16 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0094751102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0094751101
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.8 x 3.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 640 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,203,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Brown(slbury@emirates.net.ae) on Nov. 11 1998
Format: Paperback
Jack Frost is not the person you would invite to dinner with friends you are trying to impress but he does have endearing qualities that not only make him a good detective, but wit that many a stand up comedian would be proud of. In the latest Frost series Jack is called from leave to find a missing boy and along the way has murder, and fraud to deal with. The story moves along at great pace with Mullet playing two ends against the middle as usual while Jack gets an old foe who loathes him to assist in the crime spree and Jack of course turns this to his own advantage.. There is also a new female kid on the block who has delusions of grandeur which are repelled by the male chauvanism that pervades in the police station. This is a great read and one that will make you laugh aloud from time to time whilst keeping your attention to the job at hand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Andersson (j.p.andersson@swipnet.se) on Oct. 1 1998
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People who did not enjoy any of the previous stories about Jack Frost probably won't like this one either. For the rest of us, it's a continuation of one of the best detective-story-series ever. Superintendent Mullett is as much of a pig as ever (boy I am glad he's not my boss!!) and Frost also gets himself a new archnemesis. Like in the previous books, there's a lot going on at the same time. The main crime is the kidnapping of a young boy.
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Frost turns up the heat Nov. 11 1998
By Stephen Brown(slbury@emirates.net.ae) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Jack Frost is not the person you would invite to dinner with friends you are trying to impress but he does have endearing qualities that not only make him a good detective, but wit that many a stand up comedian would be proud of. In the latest Frost series Jack is called from leave to find a missing boy and along the way has murder, and fraud to deal with. The story moves along at great pace with Mullet playing two ends against the middle as usual while Jack gets an old foe who loathes him to assist in the crime spree and Jack of course turns this to his own advantage.. There is also a new female kid on the block who has delusions of grandeur which are repelled by the male chauvanism that pervades in the police station. This is a great read and one that will make you laugh aloud from time to time whilst keeping your attention to the job at hand.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great police procedural Jan. 25 2008
By Evelina - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
if you like british police procedurals, this is for you. I am sorry that there are not more books about Frost. My only reservation about this is that it involves kidnapping and mistreatment of children. Some parts were hard to read because of that.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Frost keeps up the good work Oct. 1 1998
By Peter Andersson (j.p.andersson@swipnet.se) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
People who did not enjoy any of the previous stories about Jack Frost probably won't like this one either. For the rest of us, it's a continuation of one of the best detective-story-series ever. Superintendent Mullett is as much of a pig as ever (boy I am glad he's not my boss!!) and Frost also gets himself a new archnemesis. Like in the previous books, there's a lot going on at the same time. The main crime is the kidnapping of a young boy.
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Loved This Series from Amazon Dec 31 2011
By Barbara P. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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I have now read all six of the Frost series. I just loved them and hated to finish. Each book is really of series of crime stories pulled together and finally resolved by the overworked, unkempt and unruly but canny detective inspector Frost in inhospitable weather, hence the titles. Christmas Frost is really the first of the series; after that, or even though that, the order really makes no difference.
One Never Tires Of Frost's Humor Or Tact May 8 2014
By K. Thalheimer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The title "Hard Frost" may come either from the almost constant inclement weather or from Frost's attitude toward whomever kidnapped a young boy.
Whichever, you have your typical DI Jack Frost with his tactless tongue in cheek humor and his bumbling handling of cases. There's his ever present disrespect for his superiors, especially Mullet. Somehow, this ever likeable character is always successful in policing ways.
One would probably never invite Jack as a dinner guest given his rather odd, crude mannerisms. As a protagonist he's terrific.
There were six novels written in this series, before Mr. Wingfield passed away. They easily can be read out of the order in which they were written.

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