Hard Frost (Inspector Frost #4)
Just like in previous Inspector...more
Detective Inspector Jack Frost, Denton Division, is not beloved by his superiors. In fact, he's something of a pain in the brass: unkempt and unruly, with a taste for crude humor and a tendency to cut corners. They'd like nothing better than to bounce him from the department. The only problem is, Frost's the one D.I. who, by hook or by crook, always seems to find a way to get the job done. It's a high price to pay for a pak of smokes when Frost interrupts his vacation to filch some of Co
Much of why I like this series was present in this book, but I felt the forward motion of this plot was dragging in places; the investigation of the missing boy was too involved for me. I don't like plots with children in danger, so not to find him "soon," made me anxious and upset. And, in Frost books, the resolution of the case could go either way--the boy is found alive or dead. So, the delay in learnin...more
Inspector Jack Frost is a disheveled, grubby, chain smoking character (reminiscent of Columbo, the American detective made famous in the TV show of the same name), constantly in trouble with his superiors & colleagues, though affectionately regarded by the rank & file. His Chief would dearly love to get shot of him, but Frost tenaciously hangs onto his job, despite taking liberties & short cuts with police procedures & cheeky asides directed...more
I am not writing about the death of three children -although that was difficult - but about the casual sexism. "Cow" is used 36 times in the story, according to my Kindle search function and none of them are related to the animal that provides steak and dairy products. Frost also likes to poke people in the ass, although he may not be sexist in this regard he is an equ...more
This time the stakes are raised as there is a missing boy, being held for ransom and time is running out and Frost has made a mistake, not unusual but this one threatens to end his career for good this time. It is the double jeopardy, the life of the boy and the fact that Frosts career is hanging by a thread which makes this one such a nailbiter.
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Frost is his usual grumpy self, although this time he has not one, but two colleagues to try and get on side. One of them is a woman, and that means this book is more full than usual of hideous stereotypes and sexism. A sign of t...more
Not my typical read and genre, but it certainly plowed me into its world. Now, I want more of the same genre!