|Plot Summary of A Touch of Frost|
It's a busy week for crime in the English country town of Denton where Jack Frost is a CID Inspector. There is a young girl missing, an assault on a woman that looks like the latest in a series of rapes, a mysterious death of a vagrant in a men's toilet, a hit and run in which an elderly man is knocked down and dies, a pawnbroker heist which seems to have lead to the death of a police constable, an armed robbery at a nightclub and a series of robberies in which the latest victim is a moneylender who has had more than seventy gold sovereigns stolen. Frost bumbles through these cases in an on and off fashion as his superior, Superintendent Mullett, takes him off cases which he hands to Detective Inspector Allen only to return them as more important cases come in. By luck, guesswork and deduction it is of course the scruffy, slaphappy (hates paperwork) protagonist who manages to solve most of the cases, and the perpetrators are the most unlikely suspects.
This synopsis report prepared by Penny
Dead junkies, missing girls, serial rapists, robberies - it's all go in Denton. And Detective Inspector Jack Frost never stops. Or sleeps. But one by one he gets through them all in his dirty, scruffy, politically incorrect way. Stuff the red tape and paperwork, he's more interested in stopping the crimes.
This synopsis report prepared by Christopher Moore
|Chapter Analysis of A Touch of Frost|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, British
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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