Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case by Kristen PainterMiss Frost Solves a Cold Case by Kristen Painter
Narrator: Hollis McCarthy
Series: Jayne Frost #1
Published by the author on May 5, 2016
Source: Audible Plus
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Length: 8 hrs 8 mins
Pages: 324
Format: Audiobook
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Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost's daughter, Santa Claus's niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now...private investigator. Sort of. Needing someone he can trust, her father sends her undercover to Nocturne Falls to find out why employees at the Santa's Workshop toy store are going missing. Doing that requires getting to know the town, which leads to interesting encounters with a sexy vampire, an old flame, and an elevator that's strictly off-limits. The more Jayne finds out, the more questions she has, but the answers lead her deeper into danger. Will her magic save her? Or will she come up cold?

I’m not quite ready for winter/Christmas reads yet, but maybe I am. Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case hit just the right note for this time of year for me. Jayne Frost, winter elf and niece of Santa Claus, is sent from the North Pole to Nocturne Falls, where supernaturals can live as they are because Halloween is celebrated every day of the year. She is there to investigate a series of disappearances in one of the Santa’s toy stores. Several elf employees have left, supposedly quit, but with no trace of them afterward. A little bit of Halloween, a little bit of Christmas, some magic a good mystery – it’s a cute book.

The mystery is not terrible complicated but the clues are well-done and there are a couple possible suspects. The characters are fun. Jayne loved Dr. Pepper and all things sweet, which I can definitely relate to. She’s nice and friendly and determined. She makes a few friends and it’s fun hanging out with them. There was a touch of romance, a possible love triangle. It didn’t take over the book and both of the men are good guys and help her with the mystery, but I’m not a fan of love triangles. Maybe it will resolve in the next one.

I really enjoyed the book. I’ll probably pick up #2 soon.

About Kristen Painter

Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning paranormal romance and cozy mysteries.

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