The Big Uneasy

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

Relatively Risky Publisher's Summary

When an aspiring illustrator attracts the attention of a New Orleans mob family, and secrets long hidden are unearthed from the past, a handsome homicide detective may be her only chance of surviving the Big Easy.

The oldest of thirteen, Alex Baker does two things: he solves murders and avoids children. Until the day Nell Whitby foils a carjacking, knocks Alex off his feet and turns his life upside down. When the shots start flying and every rock he turns over reveals another wise guy, Alex decides he needs to stick close to the quirky yet captivating children's book author while he discovers who is behind a series of mob hits. But can he resist the urge to kiss the kid magnet now in the crosshairs?

A relative newcomer to New Orleans - with no family but her college friend Sarah - Nell spends her days in seeming obscurity, sketching tourists in the French Quarter and serving canapes for Sarah's catering business. When a chance encounter makes Nell the target of a mob hit, the only silver lining is meeting the cute cop who is determined to protect her. But when she finds herself at the head of a second line made up of goons and gangsters, and secrets start bubbling up out of her own past, Nell must figure out what she's made of so she can live long enough to kiss the cop again.

©2013 Pauline Baird Jones (P)2013 Pauline Baird Jones
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  • Book 1

    • Relatively Risky

    • The Big Uneasy
    • By: Pauline Baird Jones
    • Narrated by: Kevin Scollin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When an aspiring illustrator attracts the attention of a New Orleans mob family, and secrets long hidden are unearthed from the past, a handsome homicide detective may be her only chance of surviving the Big Easy. The oldest of thirteen, Alex Baker does two things: he solves murders and avoids children. Until the day Nell Whitby foils a carjacking, knocks Alex off his feet and turns his life upside down.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • NOT a Romance

    • By Robin Crabb Gonzales on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • Family Treed

    • The Big Uneasy Volume 1.5
    • By: Pauline Baird Jones
    • Narrated by: Leah Frederick
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    "Family Treed" is 1.5 in my Big Uneasy series. This short story is my amuse bouche, a taste, a quick bite for my readers, a chance to check in on Nell and Alex (from Relatively Risky). Nell's not sure why the mob wants to have dinner with her. She is sure she wants a cop at her side. Alex wouldn't let Nell dine with the mob without him, despite much unease from his many siblings. But as the dark and stormy night's dinner progresses, Nell wonders if she's putting Alex's life in danger. Can they survive dinner with the killing cousins?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cute but short

    • By Karen on 09-12-15

    Regular price: $3.95