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.
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About R.D. Wingfield
R.D. Wingfield is a prolific writer of radio crime plays and comedy scripts. His crime novels featuring D.I. Jack Frost include: Frost at Christmas, Hard Frost and Winter Frost.
Mass Market Paperback
Published by Crimeline Nov 01, 1995| 288 Pages| 4-3/16 x 6-7/8| ISBN 9780553571684