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Frost at Christmas
Wingfield, R. D.
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Publication Information:
New York : Bantam, 1995.

Physical Description:
280 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"A Bantam Crime line book."--T.p. verso.

"Originally published in Great Britain by Sphere Books ltd."--T.p. verso.
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Central Library X Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Mystery
Central Library X Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks

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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.

Author Notes

After a successful career writing for radio, R.D. WINGFIELD turned his attention to fiction and created the character of D.I. Jack Frost, who has featured in the titles A Touch of Frost, Frost at Christmas, Night Frost, Hard Frost, Winter Frost and A Killing Frost . The series has been adapted for television as the perennially popular A Touch of Fros t starring David Jason. R.D. Wingfield died in 2007.

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