James Henry: Fatal Frost



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Es search or the murder all of it that made up Frost Even Mullet the most annoying pompous Chief Constable is not painted in the same image I read a review that says the humor is the same only I didn t Mystify (Mystyx, find the real humor sometimes uite sick as in the original series This book seemed toollow of the television character which not only didn t I The New Baby feel captured the books Frost but neither did Wingfield For me none of the usual characters or suspect had that special thing to capture the laughs or gnashing of teeth or anything of true interest in Fatal Frost All in all I say if you love Frost stories please don t do as I did and buy this book Doing so has made meeel like Im actually grieving the death of Mr Wingfield and Jack Frost Sorry RD I wish I could say differently Another jolly good novel Wild Streak featuring scruffy unorganized but lovable Jack Frost I ve never watched any of the Frost TV series and have never read any of RD Wingfield s novels In addition this is the second in the series of preuel Frost novels so it probably wasn t an ideal place to startI can t say I was bowled over by Fatal Frost none of the characters jumped off the page so I wasn t particularlyussed about them Some of the plot was similar to something in a Ruth Rendell novel I read many years ago which gave me the P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, feeling I d read Fatal Frost before Iound it average and can t really say any than that other than I don t Say Youll Stay And Marry Me feel the need to read any Frost books Brilliant read so much going on to keep you interested really enjoyed it. N's golf course his organs removed Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is sent to investigate a welcome distractionrom troubles at home And when the murdered boy's sister goes missing Frost and Waters must work together to ind her before it's too lat.

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Great idea The little touches of period detail tend to pop out of the narrative unexpectedly It s a bit like driving over unseen speed bumps They jolt you out of the story because they don t uite blend into the contemporary perspective Two uid would have been two uid and bins would have been bins with no mention of what material they were both made out of As someone who was thirteen at the time I can appreciate the nostalgia evoked but it does seem to have a slight retrospective eel to it that probably doesn t compare to books actually written in the 80s It s not a big problem though I d certainly read any books in the series So crack open a can of Harp lager reach The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, for a pack of Rothmans maybe not stick Alison Moyet on the record player and dive into the 80s with that scruffy bloke with a dead cat in his car This review isrom an advance reading copy I was surprised to read that RD Wingfield s son review of James Henry s Fatal Frost captured his Rascal father s style superbly and thatans would not be disappointed I am I have the entire six book series of the original creator of Jack Frost Detective and have read them at least three times over the years Fatal Frost was written after RDWingfield s death in 07 I believe that s the year and with an open mind and hopeful heart delved into it not having enough of Wingfield s most memorable characterFrost The book lacked the slipping sliding almost manic drive of Frost to capture the criminals The long hours the dark nights the luke warm tea the going in circl. Relocated Another Day of Life from Bethnal Green While theorce is busy dealing with a spate of local burglaries the body of What Would You Like? fifteen year old Samantha Evans is discovered in woodland next to the nearby railway track Then aifteen year old boy is ound dead on Dento.

Review rom BadelyngeThe late RD Wingfield s Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, famous scruffy detective lives on again in this the second bookeaturing the early investigations by Frost It s 1982 and Frost is currently a Detective Sergeant though due to the absence of most of the higher ranks at Eagle Lane he s doing the job he d eventually rise to in Wingfield s books James Henry is the working name of a duo of writers attempting to capture the beloved character It always seems to me that the character has had as many negative habits pinned to him as possible but with the mission of making the detective still likeable He smokes so heavily even the smokers Friend Foe feel ill he hardly changes his clothes even in a heatwave rarely goes home drinks on the job though to beair so does the rest of the suad room and he s cheating on his wife Really he s the only The Longevity Diet fullyormed character in the book along with the heavily caricatured Mullett They re polar opposites eually disdainful of each other but the two of them are stuck together It s a situation that sort of underpins the whole series and generates most of the amusement The other characters don t really have a lot to them which sadly includes the new guy DS Waters Denton s Grassroots Innovation first black policeman It s a strand that had potential but it never really goes anywhere and pulls its punches when touching on racism within theorce during the 80sFatal Frost is a very readable and entertaining police procedural with several cases ongoing which sort of overlap in places Looking in on a younger Frost is Jack Frost returns in this gripping seuel to bestseller First Frost May 1982 Britain celebrates the sinking of the Belgrano Jimmy Savile has the run of the airwaves and Denton Police Division welcomes its irst black policeman DC Waters recently.

James Henry is the pen name for James Gurbutt James is a publisher at Constable he remarked 'The author has captured my father's style superbly Fans and newcomers alike will not be disappointed' That’s a good sign but how did they go about it And just like Talking Hea