R D Wingfield - Author

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R.D. Wingfield, who is married with one son and lives in Basildon, Essex, is 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 are A Touch of Frost, Frost at Christmas, Hard Frost, Night Frost and Winter Frost. The series has been successfully adapted for television as A Touch of Frost starring David Jason.

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Frost: A Touch of Frost Classic Radio Crime

Frost: A Touch of Frost Classic Radio Crime

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/02/2017

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama starring Derek Martin, the precursor to the popular TV series and novels. Jack Frost is disheveled, disorganised and disrespectful. His superiors don't like him. He has a habit of doing things his way - and getting results. But when Denton CID is faced with a spate of major crimes, Frost finds himself under pressure. A young woman becomes the sixth victim of a multiple rapist, a teenage girl goes missing, there's a robbery at the Purple Parrot nightclub, and an old man is injured in a hit-and-run. With all this on his plate, Frost has little time and less patience for paperwork - but if he doesn't submit the overtime reports, there will be hell to pay. Has Frost bitten off more than he can chew? A Touch of Frost gave rise to a hugely successful TV series that ran between 1992 and 2010. This gritty drama, first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1982, features Derek Martin as Jack Frost, with a supporting cast including Haydn Wood, Stephen Thorne and Alan Dudley. Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation! Duration: 1 hour 25 mins approx.

Frost: A Touch of Frost

Frost: A Touch of Frost

Author: R D Wingfield Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2017

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama starring Derek Martin, the precursor to the popular TV series and novels. Jack Frost is disheveled, disorganised and disrespectful. His superiors don't like him. He has a habit of doing things his way - and getting results. But when Denton CID is faced with a spate of major crimes, Frost finds himself under pressure. A young woman becomes the sixth victim of a multiple rapist, a teenage girl goes missing, there's a robbery at the Purple Parrot nightclub, and an old man is injured in a hit-and-run. With all this on his plate, Frost has little time and less patience for paperwork - but if he doesn't submit the overtime reports, there will be hell to pay. Has Frost bitten off more than he can chew? A Touch of Frost gave rise to a hugely successful TV series that ran between 1992 and 2010. This gritty drama, first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1982, features Derek Martin as Jack Frost, with a supporting cast including Haydn Wood, Stephen Thorne and Alan Dudley. Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation! Duration: 1 hour 25 mins approx.

A Killing Frost (Di Jack Frost Book 6)

A Killing Frost (Di Jack Frost Book 6)

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/10/2008

A multiple rapist is on the loose, a woman reports that her baby has been stolen and someone is trying to blackmail the local supermarket by poisoning some of the stock. When two young girls are reported missing, the Denton crime wave reaches terrifying heights. As DI Jack Frost staggers exhausted from case to case, something nasty arrives at the station in the form of Detective Chief Inspector Skinner. The scheming, slippery Skinner clearly has his eye on the Superintendent's office, but his first job is to manipulate the transfer of the unorthodox Frost to another division. Will Frost find the missing girls before his new nemesis forces him away from Denton once and for all?

Touch of Frost

Touch of Frost

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2005

Sleepy Denton is sleepy no more; a dead junky, a missing girl, a robbery at the strip joint, an MP accused of a hit and run offence and a multiple rapist at large are all sent to try David Jason's already overworked DI Jack Frost.A rapist on the loose, a young girl missing, a robbery at a leisure complex run by a low life, and an old man knocked down by a driver who wouldn't stop ... Detective Inspector Jack Frost knew that there would be lots more to come ...The crime novel at its compelling best, as David Jason read R D Wingrield's A Touch of Frost.

Hard Frost

Hard Frost

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2005

DI Jack Frost is called back from his holiday to investigate the death of a child...Jack Frost was supposed to be on holiday, but with one child dead and another reported missing, there was no chance, no matter how much it pained Chief Superintendent Mullett to recall his scruffiest, must irreverent officer to duty. Had the same person taken both boys? Was there any connection with the pervert who silently entered houses at night to stab babies in their cots? Questions, questions and more questions. And so very few answers ...David Jason, who plays D I Jack Frost in the TV adaptation, brings R D Wingfield's characters to vivid life in this compelling audio tape.

Night Frost

Night Frost

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2005

Another set of unsolved crimes for television's DI Jack Frost (A Touch of Frost) to stumble through. Read by David Jason, the star of the television series.A serial killer is terrorising the senior citizens of Denton, and the local police are succumbing to a flu epidemic. Tired and demoralized, the force has to contend with a seemingly perfect young couple suffering arson attacks and death threats, a suspicious suicidem burgalries, pornographic videos, poison-pen letters ...In uncertain charge of the investigations is Detetcive Inspector Jack Frost, crumpled, slapdash and foul-mouthed as ever. he tries to cope despite inadequate back-up, but there is never enough time; the unsolved crimes pile up and the vicious killings go on. So Frist has to cut corners and take risks, knowing that his Divisional Commander will throw him to the wovles if anything goes wrong. And for Frost, things always go wrong ...

Frost At Christmas

Frost At Christmas

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

'Tis the season of good cheer throughout the world, but with only ten days to Christmas, on a bitter December afternoon eight-year-old, Tracy Uphill goes missing.Detective Inspector Jack Frost, Denton Police Force's scruffiest officer, knows they only have a limited time to find her - and he's also got to nursemaid Detective Constable Cliver Barnard, whose uncle just happens to be the Chief Constable.Then the bodies start to pile up and a crime committed many years before leads a murderer to kill again.R.D. Wingfield is in pulse-racing form as his always irreverent, always likeable hero with the common touch discovers whodunnit and why.Read by David Jason, star of the major TV series A Touch of Frost.

Winter Frost

Winter Frost

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

Winter in Denton is cold, bleak and a busy time for Detective Inspector Jack Frost, whose unsolved crime figures are mounting as he struggles to bring them down in the face of manpower shortages and budget cuts.Denton is currently having more than its fair share of crime. But Frost's main concern is for the safety of a missing schoolgirl. Nine weeks ago Vicky Stuart, eight years old, didn't return home from school and in spite of exhaustive enquiries and extensive searches, has never been seen since. Another little girl from the same school is reported missing. Her body is found... raped and strangled.Frost's prime suspect, strongly protesting his innocence, hangs himself in his cell, leaving a note blaming Frost for driving him to suicide. Subsequent evidence points to the man's innocence.Coarse, insubordinate and fearless, DI Jack Frost is in serious trouble.

Winter Frost (DI Jack Frost Book 5)

Winter Frost (DI Jack Frost Book 5)

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2000

'Forst is a splendid creation, a cross between Rumpole and Columbo' The Times Denton is having more than its fair share of crime. A serial killer is murdering local prostitutes; a man demolishing his garden shed uncovers a long-buried skeleton; there is an armed robbery at a local minimart and a ram raid at a jewellers. But Detective Inspector Jack Frost's main concern is for the safety of a missing eight-year-old, and soon after another girl is reported missing, her body is found . . . raped and strangled. Then Frost's prime suspect hangs himself in his cell, leaving a note blaming Frost for driving him to suicide. Coarse, insubordinate and fearless, DI Jack Frost is in serious trouble.

Hard Frost (DI Jack Frost Book 4)

Hard Frost (DI Jack Frost Book 4)

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/1996

A young boy is found dead in a rubbish heap, suffocated and with one finger cut off. Another boy 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 a petty criminal is discovered, with the tops of three fingers chopped off. The small children of a carpet fitter are murdered; his wife's body is found on the railway line. A supermarket MD is sent a ransom demand for the missing boy, accompanied by one of the child's fingers... Jack Frost, scruffy and insubordinate, foul-mouthed and fearless, staggers from crisis to crisis, his bumbling modus operandi disguising his extraordinary powers of detection.

Night Frost (DI Jack Frost Book 3)

Night Frost (DI Jack Frost Book 3)

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/1992

A serial killer is terrorizing the senior citizens of Denton, and the local police are succumbing to a flu epidemic. Tired and demoralized, the force has to contend with a seemingly perfect young couple suffering arson attacks and death threats, a suspicious suicide, burglaries, pornographic videos, poison-pen letters... In uncertain charge of the investigations is Detective Inspector Jack Frost, crumpled, slapdash and foul-mouthed as ever. He tries to cope despite inadequate back-up, but there is never enough time; the unsolved crimes pile up and the vicious killings go on. So Frost has to cut corners and take risks, knowing that his Divisional Commander will throw him to the wolves if anything goes wrong. And for Frost, things always go wrong...

A Touch Of Frost (DI Jack Frost Book 2)

A Touch Of Frost (DI Jack Frost Book 2)

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/11/1992

Detective Inspector Jack Frost, offically on duty, is nevertheless determined to sneak off to a colleague's leaving party. But first the corpse of a well-known local junkie is found blocking the drain of a Denton public lavatory - and then, when Frost attempts to join the revels later on, the nubile daughter of a wealthy businessman is reported missing. Sleepy Denton has never known anything like the crime wave which now threatens to submerge it. A robbery occurs at the town's notorious strip joint, the pampered son of a local MP is suspected of a hit-and-run offence and, to top it all, a multiple rapist is on the loose. Frost is reeling under the strain, his paperwork is still in arrears and now, more than ever, his self-righteous colleagues would love to see him sacked. But the manic Frost manages to assure his superior that all is under control. Now he has only to convince himself...

Frost At Christmas (DI Jack Frost Book 1)

Frost At Christmas (DI Jack Frost Book 1)

Author: R. D. Wingfield Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/1992

Ten days to Christmas and Tracey Uphill, aged eight, hasn't come home from Sunday school. Her mother, a pretty young prostitute, is desperate. Enter Detective Inspector Jack Frost, sloppy, scruffy and insubordinate. To help him investigate the case of the missing child, Frost has been assigned a new sidekick, the Chief Constable's nephew. Fresh to provincial Denton in an oversmart suit, Detective Constable Clive Barnard is an easy target for Frost's withering satire. Assisted and annoyed by Barnard, Frost, complete with a store of tasteless anecdotes to fit every occasion, proceeds with the investigation in typically unorthodox style. After he's consulted a local witch, Dead Man's Hollow yields up a skeleton. Frost finds himself drawn into an unsolved crime from the past and risks not only his career, but also his life...

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