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Dead Spaces: The Big Uneasy 2 by Pauline Baird Jones is a Shake Off Winter Doldrums pick #romanticmystery #mustread #giveaway

Title: Dead Spaces: The Big Uneasy 2


Author: Pauline Baird Jones


Genre: romantic suspense mystery


Book Blurb:


A Humorous New Orleans Romantic Suspense Series from USA Today Bestselling author Pauline Baird Jones.


Unearth secrets and unravel mysteries with forensic surgeon Hannah Baker in this exciting sequel in The Big Easy series. Just when she thought she had it all figured out, a couple of ancient coffins are about to show her just how complex the past can be.


Working in the New Orleans Coroner's Office, Hannah Baker has mastered the art of slicing into the secrets of the deceased. But when her brother enlists her help to exhume a pair of old coffins, she is drawn into a whirlpool of the city's darkest past, proving that some secrets refuse to stay buried.


This quintessentially New Orleans narrative serves up a spicy gumbo of mob connections, shadowy figures from the past, persistent annoyances from the present, murders, attempted assassinations, and a charming detective, Logan Ferris, who appears to disregard the term "off limits."


Navigating her brother's partner, Detective Logan Ferris, might be trickier than dissecting the city's past. But he's about to prove that in New Orleans, the boundaries are as blurry as the line between the living and the dead.


As the Big Easy's tranquility is once again threatened, dive headfirst into this action-packed and intriguing, humorous suspense tale. Experience the allure of a series that reviewers have acclaimed as "thrillingly unpredictable" and "absolutely addictive."


Purchase your copy today and delve into a mystery that only The Big Easy could produce!




“That should do it, doc,” said one of the techs, arching a brow and making a lifting motion with his hands.


She shook her head—she didn’t want to pop the lids until the two techs left. Leaks were impossible to stop, but she still felt a need to try. She thanked them, waiting until the two men left before nodding to Ingrid. They got on either end of one coffin and, after a brief struggle, forced the lid up. She wasn’t sure what she’d expected, but it wasn’t—she blinked—this. She looked at her sister. Her eyes were wide, too.


As one, she and Ingrid moved to the second coffin and lifted its lid. And stared. Hannah tried to think of something to say. These were not the bodies she usually dug through. That meant the coffins just became Ingrid’s problem and she might get her day off back. She gave her sister a “take it away” gesture, trying not to giggle.


Ingrid grabbed a camera, her lips twitching. Only then did Hannah look at her brother.


“Well?” Patience was not really in Alex’s wheelhouse, though it should be. As the eldest, he’d had a choice. Be awesomely awesome at patience or totally suck at it. He’d opted for sucking. Didn’t seem to regret it either.


She didn’t rub her chin. One didn’t when one worked in a morgue. But she wanted to.


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What’s your favorite activity to shake off the winter doldrums?


I love to read and I particularly like to curl up with a fun book when it is cold outside. (Okay, I also like it when it’s warm, but then I can lose the blanket.) Lately I’ve been reading this weird mix of vintage mysteries (like Ngaio Marsh), weird mysteries (R.W. Wallace and Simon R. Green), space opera (Veronica Scott, Alexis Glynn Latner, Michele Diener, and Marko Kloos), and a more current mystery series by Liz Fielding. It’s all kind of random, but there is something lovely about being warm and safe and reading about mayhem.


Why is your featured book a cure for the winter blues?


Dead Spaces is, IMHO, a great cure for the winter blues. Not only does it take you back to New Orleans for another wild ride, but it is quirky and funny in the way only New Orleans seems able to manage.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $35 Amazon gift card



Open internationally.


Runs March 1 – 31, 2024


Drawing will be held on April 1, 2024. 


Author Biography:


USA Today Bestselling Author, Pauline never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance.


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2 comentarios

Lisa J Lickel
Lisa J Lickel
22 mar

Great follow up!

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N. N. Light
20 mar

Thank you, Pauline, for sharing your book in our Shake Off Winter Doldrums! I love this book so much!!!!

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