Co-authored under the pseudonym James Henry

Denton, 1981. Britain is in recession, the IRA is becoming increasingly active and the country’s on alert for an outbreak of rabies.

Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is working under his mentor and inspiration DI Bert Williams, and coping badly with his increasingly strained marriage.

Superintendent Stanley Mullett is desperately trying to restore order within the chronically depleted ranks, while refurbishing the dilapidated Eagle Lane HQ.

And DI Williams is nowhere to be seen. So when a twelve-year-old girl goes missing from a department store changing room, Mullet has no option but to put DS Frost in charge of the investigation…


Not only a gripping mystery, but an exclusive look at Jack Frost’s early years – David Jason

Dark and satisfying – Daily Express

Frost is back — this is a brilliant read, I can’t recommend it highly enough – Martina Cole

Great news for everyone missing Jack Frost – Northampton Chronicle and Echo

The success of First Frost is incontestable. This is a palpable hit…a dark but glittering pearl – The Independent 

Entertaining, well written and simply a joy to read – Eurocrime

A credible backstory for a beloved character– Publishers weekly

Die-hard Frost fans will be pleased – Kirkus