The Underrated R.D Wingfield

When David Jason made R.D Wingfield’s DI Jack Frost famous with his television adaptation of Wingfield’s novels few had read the books.

Few had heard of R.D Wingfield and fewer had thought that R.D Wingfield was one of the very best detective writers of his generation to be considered in the same category as the recently passed Morse creator Colin Dexter.

R.D Wingfield’s great contribution to detective fiction was in how he developed a different type of detective novel. Compared to Dexter’s Morse Wingfield’s DI Jack Frost resembled more closely the reality of police work. Frost would investigate numerous cases at once, from murder to prostitution, DI Frost was investigating.

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