Hard Frost Paperback
Part of the DI Jack Frost Series series
A young boy is found dead in a rubbish heap, suffocated and with one finger cut off.
Another boy is missing. A psychopath is stabbing babies as they lie sleeping in their cots.
A fifteen-year-old has been abducted, then found naked by the roadside.
The corpse of a petty criminal is discovered, with the tops of three fingers chopped off.
The small children of a carpet fitter are murdered; his wife's body is found on the railway line.
A supermarket MD is sent a ransom demand for the missing boy, accompanied by one of the child's fingers...Jack Frost, scruffy and insubordinate, foul-mouthed and fearless, staggers from crisis to crisis, his bumbling modus operandi disguising his extraordinary powers of detection.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/05/1997
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780552144094
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Review by DeltaQueen50
Another winner in the series about the scruffy, scandalous yet extremely smart D.I. Frost. As usual, the police are overworked and understaffed as they deal with some extreme cases. A psychopath is breaking into houses and stabbing young children, a teenage girl was abducted and found naked wandering the streets, a corpse with missing fingers has turned up, three children in one family have been murdered and another young boy is missing. These are serious crimes and yet this book still manages to be hilarious as we follow along in the wake of an apparent bumbling, foul-mouthed Frost who manages to upset his superiors every step of the way with his rule bending, yet successful methods.A great series of books that always manage to make me laugh but I would caution against reading these books too closely together as they are quite similar in their plots. I find one a year is just about right.