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5 stars for Beaucoup Fracas by Bestseller @paulinebjones #cozymystery #romanticsuspense #bookreview

Title: Beaucoup Fracas: The Big Uneasy Book 6

Author: Pauline Baird Jones

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

She doesn’t want to be there. He doesn’t either.

Private investigator, Gideon Baker, is on the trail of a missing husband. A tip about the man’s car sends him to the Savoie Salvage yard in steamy southern Louisiana, but the owner is dead and his daughter, Jessica, is trying to sort out the mess her father left behind.

Jessica would rather be anywhere than dealing with the debris left behind by the father she never met. His salvage—aka junkyard is giving her daddy issues and heat rash. Oh, and there is that dead body.

Gideon and Jessica strike sparks—the good kind—as they find themselves following a trail of murder, betrayal, and classic cars.

Can they survive the heat and the gunshots long enough to fall in love?

Cozy up with Beaucoup Fracas, the sixth installment in the popular Big Uneasy series!

My Review:

Gideon Baker is sweating bullets and it’s not only the case he’s working on but Jessica, a beautiful woman who’s inherited her father’s junkyard. Gideon didn’t follow in his family’s footsteps in law enforcement but rather ventured out on his own as a private investigator. He’s good at his job, maybe too good. His current case takes him to Savoie Salvage in search of a missing husband and his car. He discovers the new owner of the junkyard is a very beautiful woman named Jessica. She doesn’t seem to know what’s going on, but the plot thickens when a dead body turns up. Shady characters come out of the shadows and it’s not due to the heat. As Gideon continues to investigate, one thing is certain: he and Jessica need to dodge the bullets flying to not only stay alive but to see if what they share is love or just sparks.

Beaucoup Fracas is another humorous installment in The Big Uneasy series. This Baker is a private eye and he’s quite the low-key hero. Sure, he exudes charm like all the rest of the Baker siblings but there’s an understated quality I found appealing. Jessica, on the other hand, is smart, witty, and in way over her head. She knows cars like the back of her hand, though, which I loved. Beaucoup Fracas moves at a nice easy pace with a full cast of characters to interact with. It was fun to catch up on a few characters from the series. The dialogue is sassy, comedic, and whip-fast. The suspense propels the plot as does the romance blooming between Gideon and Jessica. The descriptive narration is so intricate, you feel every heat wave, every romantic spark, every movement. Pauline Baird Jones is a bestseller, and this series is one of my favorites. If you love cozy mystery, you’re going to want to read Beaucoup Fracas. Don’t worry, this can be read as a standalone. If you’re a romantic suspense fan, you’ll want to read Beaucoup Fracas. I wonder which Baker sibling will be next. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Hello everyone, I’m Pauline Baird Jones, a USA TODAY Bestselling Author affectionately known as Perilous Pauline. I adopted the name after I found out on Twitter that Goodreads says that I died in 1999.

Since I was already dead, I went ahead and embraced my quirky sense of humor and channeled it into my stories, my Facebook Pages, and my YouTube Channel where I love to write and perform as the Dead Author Live.

As you may have guessed from both my Perilous Pauline and Dead Author Live, I never cared for reality all that much.

When I’m not sharing the beautiful photographs that my husband has taken, chasing after my grandchildren, or expanding my Lego city, I’m off wandering among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla (we were born the same year!) and mixing peril and humor into my romances.

For motivation, I devour chocolate, bacon and collect flamingoes and mid-century modern anything. Readers can follow me on my website at and Facebook at

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


Barbara Bettis
Jan 26, 2022

Poor Perilous Pauline! You've done a marvelous job with the book, under the Twitter circumstances. LOL. Isn't it unbelievable how some things get started? Congrats on the book and the dandy review.


Jan Sikes
Jan Sikes
Jan 24, 2022

A big congratulations to Pauline on this wonderful review!

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