Frost at Christmas, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


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...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780552139816



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The curmudgeonly Frost juggles numerous cases whilst fending off his Chief Constable and wet nursing the new recruit.There is nothing meretricious about this book; reading it will not increase one's knowledge of the human condition by a wit, but it is a thunderingly good, enjoyable read.Incidentally, the televisual version of 'Frost', is the closest to the book of any that I have read.

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