“Archer navigates a satisfyingly complex plot and injects plenty of humor as she goes. This madcap debut is a winning hand for fans of Janet Evanovich and Deborah Coonts.” – Library Journal
Davis Way thinks she’s hit the...more
With a main character with the name Davis Way (I once lived in a town with a street by that name) I knew this was going to be a very interesting story. What I didn’t expect was to be laughing out loud one minute and on the edge of my seat the next. This happened repeatedly throughout the story. But I am getting ahead of myself.
Davis Way is a twice divorced, (from the same man), former police officer (her daddy is the chief) with a degree in criminal justice and information ...more
So, why am I mad at myself for finishing this? Let me count the ways.
1. Davis Way is kind of dumb. She supposedly went to school and earned a degree in criminal justice (and another in computer science), and even though she was a police person for a period of time, when No Hair says Teeth is (1) sweeping a room, ...more
I've never been to a casino, but I feel like I've been to several now, thanks to Archer's vivid descriptions of Davis Way's sometimes opulent, sometimes laughable surroundings.
Double Whammy introduces us to Davis Way (great name!), a down-on-her luck former police officer from a teensy Alabama town who's trying to start over after ...more
Double Whammy has a few meanings and it was a fun adventure uncovering each one of them. The entire cast of characters shine in this book and I look forward to many more books with the Davis clan. Ms. Archer's casino setting was a delightful change of pace from the typical mystery and gave a cool peak inside the inner workings of a ...more
The casino setting is well drawn and interesting, and Archer weaves it into the story well so that the plot moves along at a fast clip.
I'm eagerly awaiting the ...more
Gretchen Archer did a fantastic job. I didn't want to put the book down, even the second time I read it and already knew what happened.
Sign me up to read #2.
Then she lands a job working for a casino investigating scams and people who are cheating the system and she's found her niche. But coworkers who are acting suspiciously and a demanding boss make for a hard field to plough.
Double Whammy is a pretty good little mystery set in the South (Mississippi). There is a little ...more
Author: Gretchen Archer
Series: Book 1 of a Davis Way Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Davis Way is a woman still in search of her place in the world, a Daddy's girl. Married at 16 to Eddie and annulled shortly there after, she has a mother who keeps her at a distance and with whom Davis has no emotional connection with. Davis has been the second police officer in the two police officer town of Pine Apple, Alabama. Following her divorce to her husband, Eddie, ...more
"Double Whammy", start out with Davis Way, leaving L.A. (Lower Alabama) after applying for every job; to look for a job in Mississippi, after being on unemployment for more than a year. Davis, land in Biloxi, Ms. where she apply for one job fifty times, it better than applying for fifty jobs.
Davis, had her final interview, with the executive type Natalie Middleton. The other ...more
This is a Davis Way crime caper and it's a doozy! Davis is unemployed, fired by her dad from the police department in Pine Apple, Alabama. So, not finding anything locally, she heads west to Biloxi, Mississippi. She wants a job in security and winds up with CEO Richard Sanders interviewing her at the Bellisimo Resort and Casino. She didn't give the best interview as she had been nibbling on red-hot cinnamon candies from his desk as she waited for him. ...more
Davis Way, from Pine Apple, Alabama, lands herself an undercover security job in a Mississippi casino. Dressed in expensive clothes and crazy wigs, she’s given a pocket full of cash to go play and figure out how someone keeps winning the progressive payout on the Double Whammy slot game. Who wouldn’t love ...more
The story very difficult to get into. It didn't grab my attention in the opening chapters and from there on it was a chore to keep going with it. An easy book to put down; I even considered dropping it completely but I persevered with it. However, I won't be picking up any of the other titles in the series.
The story line was very disjointed and the romance was all very weird, ...more
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