The Club of Angels dWas wondering why we were supposed to be surprised it made sense to me Of course the bad marriage was the wife s fault she was a nagging bitch who wanted money success Jeez maybe she was a nagging bitch because she had the bad luck to marry a giant arseholeSo I read to the end waiting for the punchline Littleid I know the joke would be on me Luckily I got it from the library It s too bad because it was a good mystery but "While I Like Flawed "I like flawed I can t spend this much "time in the head of someone who hates my gender this much I " in the head of someone who hates my gender this much I enjoying the book up until about a uarter of the way in when Frost basically blames a 12 year old girl for a vicar taking nude photographs of her NOT okay That s when I noticed there were basically no positive female characters in the book Even the one female policeman character seems to exist only to sleep with one of the other policemen and barely has any Blue Skies and Gunfire dialogue Add to that the constant wisecracks and commentary about women s bodies and what could ve been a fun murder mystery turns into a how to on how to turn off female readers In the author sefense all the men in the book come off a bit like sex obsessed jerks so really neither gender got off too easy I can t ecide if Detective Inspector Jack Frost is a misunderstood genius or if he s just incredibly lucky While he exhibits traits of someone who clearly knows what he s oing he mostly seems like a bumbling jerk who happens to fall into the right answersBy saying that I certainly on t mean for it to seem like I was irritated Look at Dr House on House He berates his patients as well as his colleges and is certainly without tact but
he always gets the job one Frost shows many of those traits I love in House always gets the job Ossos Perdidos (Temperance Brennan, done Frost shows many of those traits I love in House adds a cheery lessepressing attitude that made this book really fun to readThe mystery was a little less than stellar but Wingfield rarely focused on one thing at a time keeping things lively and moving along at a swift pace Frost s Born Fighting dry humor and his relationship with fellow officer Clive Barnard held my interest throughout Barnard was the perfect accompaniment along the way voluntarily putting up with whatever Frost threw his way I m hoping he sticks around in the future booksI m pleased to admit that I genuinely laughed out loud on than a few occasions which was a little unexpected In reading a few reviews on here the comedy is something that isn t really given itsue. S 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 rawn into an unsolved crime from the past and risks not only his career but also his lif. I found this to be an enjoyable book It had a ecent plot interesting characters and a gruff
but lovable Detective Inspector Jack Frost I loved the touch of humor Frost at ChristmasRD for a missing girl Frost encounters one colorful character after another They include for a start an upstanding vicar with a taste for pornography a foul mouthed Serving Up Secrecy (Ladies of Westside drunken tramp and a witch like clairvoyant to say nothing of his own pompous chief inspector DI Frost gives a whole new outlook on the crime mystery genre Frost is a sarcastic sloppilyressed and insubordinate A Wartime Nurse detective that you just have to love A Frost at Christmas features threeifferent crimes to be solved which is a nice change from only the one murder mystery featured in other crimes books I enjoyed Frost s unorthodox approach to solving crime and his reliance on luck to muck his way through the investigation I can t help but love Frost he s exactly the same as he "on the to show a touch of frost and can t wait to "the to show a touch of frost and can t wait to the next one This probably would have gotten a higher rating had the mystery not been resolved by the near clueless Split detective bumbling into a monologue spouting perpetratorAlso I think we re supposed to find theetective endearing if a bit flawed The When Stories Clash detectiveiscovered that a vicar took nude provocative photographs of a girl he knew was only 12 years old The Sword of Honour Second To None detectiveid nothing about this because the girl was physically The Extra Cadaver Murder developed and a slut so the vicar was not to blame Seriously She s 12 YEARS OLD We re supposed to relate to a guy who thinks like this This Constable UK hardcover is signed by RD Wingfield Frost at Christmas is the first of R D Wingfield s DI Jack Frost series Frost at Christmas was first published in Great Britain in 1989 but Wingfield had written it years earlier in 1972The Frost books by Wingfield are 1 Frost at Christmas 19842 A Touch of Frost 19873 Night Frost 19924 Hard Frost 19955 Winter Frost 19996 A Killing Frost 2008 Rodney David Wingfield 1928 2007 was a prolific writer of radio crime plays and comedy scripts some for the late Kenneth Williams star of the Carry On films In 2011 the first of four new Frost books was published with the approval of the Wingfield family The books1 First Frost2 Fatal Frost3 Morning Frost4 Frost at MidnightAre published under the name James Henry this pseudonym refers to James Gurbutt Definitely a product of its time when it comes. Tenays to Christmas and Tracey Uphill aged eight hasn't come home from Sunday school Her mother a pretty young prostitute is esperate Enter Detective Inspector Jack Frost sloppy scruffy and insubordinate To help him investigate the case of the missing child Frost ha. To attitudes to women sex etc Aside
"Lovable Detective Inspector Jack Frost "Detective Inspector Jack Frost loved the touch of humor Frost at ChristmasRD
From That It S An Interesting Take that it s an interesting take the genre In particular the fact that it contains than one mystery and that Frost has many jobs to o including paperwork and ealing with office politics It s fast paced The author oesn t linger on escriptions of people or places Dialogue is uick and snappy often very witty I ll read others in the series because it s the sort of thing you can take with you on a plane journey or when you re at a conference or something A book set at Christmas but not a Christmassy book so can be read at any timeIt s a police procedural featuring
Inspector Frost who plays the bumbling fool but has excellent intuition and is Frost who plays the bumbling fool but has excellent intuition and is by allexcept the bossesI really enjoyed this one I love a good etective mystery and I really liked Inspector FrostThis is standard Um Fogo Eterno detective fiction but the characters are very good and the story engaging would like to read in the series First the good the mystery was engaging and perfectly twisty The male secondary characters are wellrawn and Frost Lawn Boy Returns does manage to be amusing at timesBut it s all wrapped in a giant turd of misogyny Every woman who makes an appearance is either fuckable oroesn t matter Most glaringly is when Frost blames a 12 year old girl for the fact that the vicar has naked photos of her See the vicar s not a bad sort the girl is just a slut who Yolandas Genius drove him to it Frost then shares a charming story of when he was 19 and wasoing a girl he later found out was 11 I ve got news for you if you re 19 and you can t tell that some one is 8 years younger than you you re either not trying very hard and making excuses or you have some sort of mental The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty deficiency At first I read on thinking he was pulling a Stabler move from SVU where he pretend to be into something gross so the suspect will confess But no Even at the end the vicar isn t to blame the 12 year old girl is That s the most egregious thing but then there are the little things piled on top of it When some young man hits and kills and old woman with recklessriving
Frost feels bad for the The Light Beyond the Forest driver The hell with the woman In fact I wasumbfounded by the fact feels bad for the The First Mistake driver The hell with the woman In fact I wasumbfounded by the fact everyone said that Frost fell apart when his wife Jewelry Making For Beginners died Heidn t seem the type of character to care I would think he just move on to someone else since one hole is as good as another to men like that So when the big reveal comes that his marriage was horrible S 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 satireAssisted and annoyed by Barnard Frost complete with a store of tasteless anecdote.
I Pucking Love You (The Copper Valley Thrusters #5)
A hockey/fake date/not quite a virgin very wrong romantic comedy
You know those stories where an adorably misunderstood clumsy girl needs a fake date to a wedding so she asks her brother’s best friend and they accidentally fall in love?
I wish that was the kind of life I lead, but it’s not.
I don’t need a date to a wedding. I need a date to a funeral.
Clumsy sometimes fits, but then, that’s true for all of us, right? But adorable? No. Misunderstood? Nope again. I’m just your average girl, standing in front of a funeral invitation, asking it to be a winning lottery ticket instead.
And I don’t have a brother, or a best friend with a brother available, which means I’m stuck with Tyler Jaeger.
Sure, he’s a professional hockey player who also knows advanced calculus, but let’s say we’re not compatible and leave it at that. I should know. I am a matchmaker.
Not a very good one, but that’s beside the point.
I know a mismatch when I see one.
Still, Tyler’s what I’ve got, and I am not going to this funeral solo, so he’s what I’ll take.
After all—what could go wrong at a funeral?
I Pucking Love You is a hilariously wrong romantic comedy about the world’s worst matchmaker, a hockey player with a problem he doesn’t want to talk about, and an awkward date of convenience that everyone would prefer to forget. It comes complete with a cat working his way through his nine lives, all the sexy times, fish and chips, and a swoony happily ever after.