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James Henry - Author

About the Author

James Henry is the pen name for James Gurbutt, who has long been a fan of the original R. D. Wingfield Frost books and the subsequent TV series. He worked for several years as an accountant before moving into publishing. In 2009 he set up Corsair, a literary imprint for Constable & Robinson, Wingfield's original publisher. He lives in Essex.

 

After a successful career writing for radio, R. D. Wingfield turned his attention to fiction, creating the character of Jack Frost. The series has been adapted for television as the perennially popular A Touch of Frost, starring David Jason. R. D. Wingfield died in 2007.

Featured books by James Henry

Morning Frost DI Jack Frost Series 3

Morning Frost DI Jack Frost Series 3

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. DI Jack Frost is best-known for his small screen portrayal by David Jason. Created by the late R.D. Wingfield, the books he appears in are much more subtle and fascinating than their TV adaptations, developing a gently askew view of small-town Britain. James Henry has taken over the series and has gone back to Frost's earlier years in the 1970s and this 3rd prequel (after First Frost and Fatal Frost) is set straight after his wife's burial when a mysterious human foot is found in a farmer's field and soon after a local businessman is shot and a valuable painting goes missing. Despite his own burdensome woes, Frost has to unthread the criminal spiderweb. Superbly-plotted and humane English detection.   Sarah Broadhurst's View... DI Frost is one of the most beloved detectives to grace our shelves and our screens. The original series was written by R. D. Wingfield who died in 2007, with the last Frost book published in 2008. Rather than merely continue the series, James Henry (the pseudonym for James Gurbutt and Henry Sutton) has written three prequels set in the 70s and 80s which take the series up to where it first started. Brilliantly capturing the era and the character of Frost this is gripping and enjoyable.

eBooks of the Month
Morning Frost (DI Jack Frost 3)

Morning Frost (DI Jack Frost 3)

Author: James Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2013

A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. DI Jack Frost is best-known for his small screen portrayal by David Jason. Created by the late R.D. Wingfield, the books he appears in are much more subtle and fascinating than their TV adaptations, developing a gently askew view of small-town Britain. James Henry has taken over the series and has gone back to Frost's earlier years in the 1970s and this 3rd prequel (after First Frost and Fatal Frost) is set straight after his wife's burial when a mysterious human foot is found in a farmer's field and soon after a local businessman is shot and a valuable painting goes missing. Despite his own burdensome woes, Frost has to unthread the criminal spiderweb. Superbly-plotted and humane English detection.   Sarah Broadhurst's View :-   DI Frost is one of the most beloved detectives to grace our shelves and our screens. The original series was written by R. D. Wingfield who died in 2007, with the last Frost book published in 2008. Rather than merely continue the series, James Henry (the pseudonym for James Gurbutt and Henry Sutton) has written three prequels set in the 70s and 80s which take the series up to where it first started. Brilliantly capturing the era and the character of Frost this is gripping and enjoyable.   Who is Sarah Broadhurst?

Other books by James Henry

Whitethroat

Whitethroat

Author: James Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2021

The third book in the DI Nicholas Lowry series, for fans of Peter James and Stuart Macbride. It's November 1983 in Essex and there are reasons to be cheerful. Uptown Girl is sitting pretty at the top of the charts, Risky Business is raking it in at the box office, and there are now four channels on the telly. However, social tensions are beginning to bubble beneath the surface: Mrs Thatcher has embarked on her second controversial term, and the situation in Northern Ireland is ever-escalating. Yet in the garrison town of Colchester, it's another deadly standoff that is hogging the headlines. The body of a nineteen-year-old Lance Corporal has been discovered on the local High Street, the result of what appears to be a bizarre, chivalrous duel. It seems he was the victim of a doomed army love triangle. As such, the military police are wishing to keep the matter confined within military ranks. This is all just fine, as far as Colchester CID is concerned. They have enough on their plate as is: with DI Nick Lowry in a tailspin following the breakdown of his marriage, WPC Jane Gabriel exasperated by the male-favoured system, Detective Daniel Kenton relying on substance abuse to quieten his demons from his last case; and their boss, DCS Sparks, shortly to become a first-time father at 55. However, it is not long before the blood from the duel runs into civilian police affairs, and the trail presents CID with a local rogues' gallery. A savvy entrepreneur. A wayward skinhead. A member of the landed gentry. And a shadowy Mauritian travel agent with a chilling reputation. Soon, they will discover, a real estate deal, a racist, and the town's Robin Hood pub hold the key to the killing...

The Work Of The Irish Leagues

The Work Of The Irish Leagues

Author: James Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2020

The Work Of The Irish Leagues by James Henry

Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2020

A body on an embankment. A blast at a farmhouse. A burden on Colchester CID 'Rounded characters, a terrific sense of time and place and masterful plotting . . . a 24-carat holiday read' Guardian Fox Farm is, thanks to two corpses, neither picturesque nor peaceful. The body in its kitchen belongs to eminent historian Christopher Cliff, who has taken his own life. The second, found on the property boundary, remains unidentified. To catalyze his investigation, DI Nick Lowry enlists the services of DC Daniel Kenton and WPC Jane Gabriel. And the team soon find themselves interrogating enigmatic neighbors, antiques merchants, jilted lovers and wronged relatives. Only when they fully open their eyes and minds will they begin to unpick a web of rural rituals, dodgy dealings and fragmented families - and uncover not just one murder, but two.

AEneidea, or critical, exegetical, and aesthetical remarks on the Aeneis (Volume II)

AEneidea, or critical, exegetical, and aesthetical remarks on the Aeneis (Volume II)

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2019

AEneidea, or critical, exegetical, and aesthetical remarks on the Aeneis (Volume II) by James Henry

Sketches of Moravian Life and Character

Sketches of Moravian Life and Character

Author: James Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Sketches of Moravian Life and Character by James Henry

Aeneidea, Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks On the Aeneis [Ed. by J.F. Davies and Others]. 4 Vols. [And] Indices

Aeneidea, Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks On the Aeneis [Ed. by J.F. Davies and Others]. 4 Vols. [And] Indices

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Aeneidea, Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks On the Aeneis [Ed. by J.F. Davies and Others]. 4 Vols. [And] Indices by James Henry

Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2018

The new Essex-based thriller from the author of Blackwater and the Detective Jack Frost prequels July 1983, Essex. A boy playing hide-and-seek sees a fox tugging at something up on a railway embankment. He approaches it cautiously. Seconds later, a blast is heard, and rooks ascend from the poplars surrounding the farmhouse at which the boy is spending his summer holiday with cousins. DI Nick Lowry is called upon to investigate two deaths at Fox Farm, the home of eminent historian Christopher Cliff. The body in the farmhouse kitchen is Cliff himself, having seemingly taking his own with an antique shotgun. The fox-disturbed body on the property boundary is as yet unidentified. Lowry is already under pressure: County Chief Merrydown was at college with Cliff and knows the family. He must enlist colleagues Daniel Kenton and Jane Gabriel to answer two key questions: just who was at the house with Cliff that morning, and just what has since happened to Cliff's wife?

Frost at Midnight

Frost at Midnight

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2018

The fourth prequel to R. D. Wingfield's A TOUCH OF FROST, for anyone who loved watching David Jason as Jack Frost, and readers of sharply plotted detective crime novels. August, 1983. Denton is preparing for a wedding, with less than a week to go until Detective Sergeant Waters marries Kim Myles. But the Sunday before the big day, the body of a young woman is found in the churchyard. Their idyllic wedding venue has become a crime scene. As best man to Waters, Detective Inspector Jack Frost has a responsibility to solve the mystery before the wedding. But with nowhere to live since his wife's family sold his matrimonial home, Frost's got other things on his mind. Can he put his own troubles aside and step up to be the detective they need him to be? 'One of the most successful ventriloquial acts in crime writing.' Financial Times

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2017

The Turn of the Screw by James Henry

Aeneidea

Aeneidea

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2017

Aeneidea by James Henry

Thalia Petasata Iterum

Thalia Petasata Iterum

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

Thalia Petasata Iterum by James Henry

Blackwater

Blackwater

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2017

'A fast-moving thriller. I was totally absorbed by it' ELLY GRIFFITHS 'Vivid and compelling, with great evocation of the 1980s period' PETER JAMES 'A masterclass in place and landscape' CHRISTIE WATSON PERFECT FOR FANS OF PETER JAMES AND STUART MACBRIDE. January 1983, Blackwater Estuary A new year brings a new danger to the Essex shoreline. An illicit shipment, bound for Colchester - 100 kilograms of powder that will frantically accelerate tensions in the historic town, and leave its own murderous trace. Detective Inspector Nick Lowry, and his fellow officers Daniel Kenton and Jane Gabriel must now develop a tolerance to one another, and show their own substance, to save Britain's oldest settlement from a new, unsettling enemy.

Thalia Petasata Iterum

Thalia Petasata Iterum

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2017

Thalia Petasata Iterum by James Henry

The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2017

The Ambassadors by James Henry

Daisy Miller. O coarda prea intinsa

Daisy Miller. O coarda prea intinsa

Author: James Henry Format: Ebook Release Date: 14/06/2016

Daisy Miller este una dintre creatiile faimoase ale lui Henry James, urmarind destinul unei tinere americane pe pamant european. Naivitatea o va face pe eroina sa-si piarda reputatia si, in cele din urma, viata in incercarea de a-si implini idealul: libertatea individuala. O coarda prea intinsa, o alta capodopera a genului, sta sub semnul fascinatiei raului, manifestat prin aparitii misterioase, intr-o casa linistita, dar care pare bantuita de fantomele trecutului.

The Better Sort - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Better Sort - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

The Better Sort - Scholar's Choice Edition by James Henry

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