A young boy is found dead in a rubbish sack, suffocated and with one finger cut off. Another boy, Bobby Kirby, is missing. A psychopath is stabbing babies as they lie sleeping in their cots. A fifteen-year-old has been abducted, then found naked by the roadside. The corpse of petty criminal is discovered, with the tops of three fingers chopped off. The small children of a carpet-fitter is murdered; his wife's body is found on the railway line. A supermarket MD is sent a ransom demand for the missing boy Bobby, accompanied by one of the child's fingers.

DI Jack Frost, scruffy and insubordinate, foul-mouthed and fearless, staggers from crisis to crisis, his bumbling modus operandi disguising his extraordinary powers of detection. 

Author

R.D. Wingfield

Rodney David Wingfield was a prolific writer of radio crime plays and comedy scripts, some for the late Kenneth Williams, star of the Carry On films. His crime novels featuring DI Jack Frost have been successfully adapted for television as A Touch of Frost starring David Jason. Wingfield was a modest man, shunning the London publicity scene in favour of a quite life in Basildon, Essex, with his wife of 52 years (died 2004) and only son.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Jack Frost

Book Number:
4
1996
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