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First Frost : DI Jack Frost series 1

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'Frost is back - this is a brilliant read, I can't recommend it highly enough' Martina Cole Denton, 1981. Britain is in recession, the IRA is becoming increasingly active and the country's on alert for an outbreak of rabies. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is working under his mentor and inspiration DI Bert Williams, and coping badly with his increasingly strained marriage. But DI Williams is nowhere to be seen. So when a 12-year-old girl goes missing from a department store changing room, DS Frost is put in charge of the investigation...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 381.02g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552161764
  • 9780552161763
  • 158,554

Review quote

"Frost is back - this is a brilliant read, I can't recommend it highly enough" -- MARTINA COLE "Not only a gripping mystery, but an exclusive look at Jack Frost's early years" -- DAVID JASON "The success of First Frost is incontestable. This is a palpable hit... [a] dark, but glittering pearl" -- Barry Forshaw * INDEPENDENT * "This is great stuff. Just when you thought you'd seen the last of him, Jack Frost returns in a prequel to the series, which finds Frost in his best paisley tie tracking down a missing girl" -- PETER ROBINSON "Gripping, and funny with it" * PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH *show more

About James Henry

James Henry is the pen name for James Gurbutt and Henry Sutton. James Gurbutt is a publisher at Constable & Robinson, R.D. Wingfield's original publisher back in the 1980s. Henry Sutton is the author of seven novels under his own name. His latest, Get Me Out Of Here, was published by Harvill Secker in January 2010. He is the Books Editor of the Daily Mirror, and teaches creative writing at the UEA.show more

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"Gripping, and funny with it"show more

Back cover copy

Denton, 1981. Britain is in recession, the IRA is becoming increasingly active and the country's on alert for an outbreak of rabies. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is working under his mentor and inspiration DI Bert Williams, and coping badly with his increasingly strained marriage. Superintendent Stanley Mullett is desperately trying to restore order within the chronically depleted ranks, while refurbishing the dilapidated Eagle Lane HQ. And DI Williams is nowhere to be seen. So when a twelve-year-old girl goes missing from a department store changing room, Mullet has no option but to put DS Frost in charge of the investigation . . .show more

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642 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
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3 23% (149)
2 4% (28)
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