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A Touch of Frost (novel)

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Country  United Kingdom
Series  A Touch of Frost
Originally published  1987
Preceded by  Frost at Christmas
Publisher  Constable & Robinson
Language  English
Publication date  1987
Author  R. D. Wingfield
Followed by  Night Frost
Genre  Mystery
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Media type  Print (Hardback & Paperback) Audio Book
Pages  357 pp (first edition, hardback)
Similar  R D Wingfield books, Fiction books

A Touch of Frost (1987) is a crime novel by, R.D. Wingfield. The series inspired a popular television series of the same name, starring David Jason as the title character, Detective Inspector Jack Frost; a disheveled, unorthodox and caustic police officer.


Plot summary

The murder of a local drug addict, the hunt for a serial rapist, a hit-and-run involving the spoiled son of an MP, and a robbery at a strip joint all have something in common. Detective Inspector Jack Frost has been assigned with the thankless task of investigating them. Fighting the stress and ignoring his mounting pile of paperwork, Frost soon finds himself up against the various manifestations of criminality...

Novel series

  • Frost at Christmas (1984)
  • A Touch of Frost (1987, Constable, London)
  • Night Frost (1992, Constable, London / 1995, Bantam, New York)
  • Hard Frost (1995)
  • Winter Frost (1999, Constable, London / 2000, Corgi Books, London)*
  • A Killing Frost (2008)
  • The American edition of Winter Frost, published by Bantam Books, initially carried the title of Autumn Frost.

    Audio Books

    The abridged version of the audiobook is narrated by David Jason. The abridged audio CD is edited by Kati Nicholl, and was published by Harper Collins in 1996. The unabridged version of the audio book is narrated by Robin Browne, and published by Dual Dolphin in 1997. A Touch of Frost audio books are still available as audio cassettes and CDs.


    A Touch of Frost (novel) Wikipedia