A Killing Frost

  • by R. D. Wingfield
  • Narrated by Stephen Thorne
  • 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The discovery of two teenage girls' bodies and a video of a snuff movie showing the death of one of the victims leaves Detective Inspector Jack Frost in a race against time before the killer can strike again. Meanwhile, someone is poisoning foodstuffs at a local supermarket chain. When the owner receives threatening demands to pay up or be put out of business, it is up to Frost to catch the blackmailer. As all leads dry up and Frost faces questions over the handling of the cases, he faces a threat to his professional life with the arrival of DCI Skinner at Denton Police Station. Is this the end for Jack Frost?

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A most pleasant surprise

I am not the type to rate my reads, and this rating represents my first ever.

I happened to run across A Killing Frost, and was hesitant to download something written by an author from whom no other titles were available. Before this title, I had been reading the Douglas PReston and Lincoln Child's "Pendergast" series of books and, having run out of them, browsed for something new. Boy am I glad I went ahead with this download. I cannot remember ever enjoying a book as much as this one.

This book is suspenseful, while at the same time riotously funny. I laughed so hard at times that I had to pull the car over, pause my Ipod, and enjoy the laugh before I could continue to drive my car and listen some more. If I were going to make a criticism, it would relate to the overusage of some of the vernacular used in the book within the dialog. The words "flaming", "sod", and other colloquialisms are used time and again, but since I am American, perhaps this is simply the way the locals speak there.

Regardless, this book is absolutely incredible. It has a great storyline, and as I have said, it is simply gaffaw-ingly funny. The combination of textures from the grim plot juxtaposed against the sarcasm and wit of the detective is simply brilliant. I cannot find the right words to try and encourage everyone to give this book a try. I think you will love it.

I am disappointed, having done an Amazon.com search, to find that there are in fact half a dozen other books written by this author which are apparently available to European customers, but alas are NOT available for sale to U.S. customers. I wish that would change.
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- Gregory

Tops of the list...

For those who like a fully fleshed out set of characters, narration, multiple layers of action, drama/mystery/crime you are set. It like PD James has an affair with Ian Rankin who collaborated with Adrian Mckinty and was proofread by James Lee Burke.

Top 5 out of the over 500 audiobooks I have listen too.

NEED MORE OF THIS AUTHOR!
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- Daniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2008
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books