Review: Miss Frost Cracks a Caper by Kristen Painter

Title: Miss Frost Cracks a Caper

Author: Kristen Painter

Series: Jayne Frost #4

Genre:  Paranormal Mystery

Pages: 302

Read:  2017, 2018, December 31, 2020

3 stars
3 stars – I liked it

When Jayne Frost’s old frenemy shows up in Nocturne Falls, it brings up all kinds of painful memories. Jayne decides to be an adult about it though and be civil with her, and not ruin her chances at getting a job with the Ellinghams. But everything changes at the Black and Orange Ball when Lark shows her true colors again. 

Jayne is back on the case of another mystery in Nocturne Falls. While enjoyable, the enemy of this story was very obvious from the beginning and the mystery wasn’t complicated. It was most of Jayne just piecing together the evidence that was a little obvious. So while I did enjoy this book, I wish the mystery had had a little more depth and mysteriousness.

We have a new man in Jayne’s life in this book, Sinclair Crowe, who is a necromancer and owner of Zombies Donuts. I could instantly feel the emotions and lust between Sin and Jayne, which I felt has been lacking with Greyson and Cooper. I am excited to learn more about Sin and his past. 

I was disappointed in some of the ending of this book, specifically the interaction with Cooper and Greyson. I was surprised by the lack of emotion for such a major event and that is all I will say about the ending so I don’t spoil it. 

Overall, this was a good story but I wish the mystery had been a little more complicated. I am excited to see what is going to happen next to Jayne, especially since she now has a necromancer to help her. 


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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case
  2. Miss Frost Ices the Imp
  3. Miss Frost Saves the Sandman

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