Check Out The Book – A KILLING FROST – (DI Jack Frost book 6)
On a rainy night in Denton, Detective Inspector Jack Frost is called to the site of a macabre discovery in the woods – that of a human foot. Meanwhile a multiple rapist is on the loose, the local supermarket reports poisoned stock and a man claims to have cut his wife up into little pieces, yet can’t recall where he hid them. But it is when two young girls are reported missing in quick succession that the Denton crime wave reaches terrifying heights. As the exhausted Frost staggers from case to case, pressured from all sides and haunted by memories of his wife, something nasty arrives at the station in the form of Detective Chief Inspector Skinner. The scheming, slippery Skinner clearly has his eye on the Superintendent’s office, but his first job is to manipulate the transfer of the unorthodox D.I. Jack Frost to another division. Will Frost find the missing girls before his new nemesis forces him away from Denton once and for all?
R.D. (Rodney David) Wingfield (1928-2007), was an English author and dramatist. He was born in London and, apart from his evacuation to Somerset, during the Second World War, spent most of his life in the London/Essex region.
He was a very private man, who shunned most public appearances, book launches and signings, and he was very rarely photographed.
He was a prolific writer of mystery radio plays, which he enjoyed much more than writing books, but it is for his character of Detective Inspector Jack Frost, that he will be best remembered.
Although ‘Frost’ was immortalised on television, by Sir David Jason, Wingfield was never really comfortable with this interpretation of his creation;
He always insisted:
I have nothing against David Jason as Frost at all, he just isn’t my Frost.
There were a total of six ‘Frost’ mysteries, ‘A Killing Frost’ being the final episode. Unfortunately Rodney Wingfield passed away, before the book went to publication and it was finally published, posthumously, the year following his death.
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE BOOK
” Frost – A man for all seasons!”