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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

SNAPPY, WISE-CRACKING AND FAST PACED...

"A smart, snappy writer who hits your funny bone!" - Janet Evanovich

It's Davis Way's first slot-tournament season. And it may be her last.

Things are dicey at work. A personal assistant goes missing, a little old lady goes on a suspicious winning streak, and a Bellissimo executive goes gaga for Davis. She ...

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Overview

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

SNAPPY, WISE-CRACKING AND FAST PACED...

"A smart, snappy writer who hits your funny bone!" - Janet Evanovich

It's Davis Way's first slot-tournament season. And it may be her last.

Things are dicey at work. A personal assistant goes missing, a little old lady goes on a suspicious winning streak, and a Bellissimo executive goes gaga for Davis. She follows a disappearing slot-tournament player trail to the So Help Me God Pentecostal Church in Beehive, Alabama, then jumps headlong into a high stakes holy scandal.

She's on a losing streak at home, too. Her days, nights, and dinners run together, as Davis juggles a revolving door of uninvited guests, namely her rotten ex-ex-husband, Eddie Crawford. And Bradley Cole thinks three's a crowd.

The worst? Davis doesn't feel so hot. Maybe it's the banana pudding, or maybe it's a little bundle of something else.

DOUBLE DIP. A reckless ride in the fast lane, and Davis Way can't find the brakes.

Praise for DOUBLE DIP:

"A smart, snappy writer who hits your funny bone!" - Janet Evanovich

"Archer's bright and silly humor makes this a pleasure to read. Fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum will absolutely adore Davis Way and her many mishaps." - RT Book Reviews

"Snappy, wise-cracking, and fast-paced." - New York Journal of Books

"Slot tournament season at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss., provides the backdrop for Archer's enjoyable sequel to Double Whammy...Credible characters and plenty of Gulf Coast local color help make this a winner..." - Publishers Weekly

"Take a gamble and read Double Dip! Five stars out of five." - Lynn Farris, National Mystery Review Examiner at Examiner.com

"Hilarious, action-packed, with a touch of home-sweet-home and a ton of glitz and glam. I'm booking my next vacation at the Bellissimo!" - Susan M. Boyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Liz Talbot Mystery Series

"Davis and her associates, in particular Fantasy and No Hair, are back in this sophomore drama by Ms. Archer that does not disappoint in delivering delightfully charming and amusing adventures from the halls of the Bellissimo." - Dru Ann Love, Dru's Book Musings

"A roller-coaster of a read. Gretchen Archer has given us enough red herrings to fill the buffet table at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino. The protagonist is smart and sassy with a wise- cracking sense of humor...if you like betting on a winning mystery, then you should be reading Double Dip!" - Cheryl Green, MySpace Reviews

Books in the Davis Way Crime Caper Mystery Series:

DOUBLE WHAMMY (#1)
DOUBLE DIP (#2)
DOUBLE STRIKE (#3) October 2014

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
02/10/2014
Slot tournament season at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss., provides the backdrop for Archer's enjoyable sequel to Double Whammy. Davis Way, who's a member of the resort's undercover security team, and her "stunningly pretty" partner, Fantasy, are ordered by their bald boss (aka No Hair) to investigate a 74-year-old woman who has signed up for every slot machine event through the summer. That she gives her home address as a church in Alabama makes No Hair suspicious. When the elderly woman disappears, Davis heads for Alabama, where she becomes involved in a scandal at the woman's church. The reappearance of Davis's ex-husband causes even more stress. Credible characters and plenty of Gulf Coast local color help make this a winner, though readers should be prepared for frequent, albeit amusing, detours from the mystery. (Jan.)
Bestselling Author - Janet Evanovich
“A smart, snappy writer who hits your funny bone!”
RT Book Reviews
“Archer’s bright and silly humor makes this a pleasure to read. Fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum will absolutely adore Davis Way and her many mishaps.”
New York Journal of Books - Mary Marks
“Snappy, wise-cracking, and fast-paced.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938383946
  • Publisher: Henery Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Series: Davis Way Crime Caper Series , #2
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 231,615
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Gretchen Archer is a Tennessee housewife who began writing when her daughters, seeking higher educations, ran off and left her. She lives on Lookout Mountain with her husband, son, and a Yorkie named Bently. Double Whammy is her first Davis Way crime caper. You can visit her at www.gretchenarcher.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Must read.

    Hilarious, the reader is never bored.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    R

    An a adrenaline high of adventure. A fun filled page turner. Very much looking forward to the 3rd book. Write faster Ms. Archer.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2014

    Loved it! Double Dip is hilarious, action-packed, with a touch

    Loved it!

    Double Dip is hilarious, action-packed, with a touch of home-sweet-home and a ton of glitz and glam. I’m booking my next vacation at the Bellissimo. Gretchen Archer and Davis Way have a fan in me for life. I'm totally hooked on this series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Take a gamble and try this book and series. You will laugh out

    Take a gamble and try this book and series. You will laugh out loud. Gretchen Archer had me smiling from the first page to the last. I am not a gambler, but that certainly didn't diminish my enjoyment of this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2014

    A funny and fun romp through the security center of an Mississip

    A funny and fun romp through the security center of an Mississippi Casino, Double Dip follows the
    (mis)adventures of Davis Way as she tracks down the scheming scalawags that are hauling the
    older and richer gamblers away to an somewhat unscrupulous senior living center. With the
    occasional murder and the missing boy friend, Gretchen Archer held this reader's attention - to
    which he kept returning until the final page was read last night. And, as Gretchen Archer writes,
    someone did leave the Slot Machine “Tournament with a great big rock.” To find out who, you will
    need to read, and laugh, your way through Double Dip.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Double Dip is double Awesome!

    Gretchen Archer has quickly become one of my favorite authors with this Double series. She is clever, witty, and not afraid to just put it all out there.

    Start with Double Whammy - savor it, take in the bold and the subtle. You'll be back.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2014

    Gretchen Archer again proves her talents for serpentine, fast-pa

    Gretchen Archer again proves her talents for serpentine, fast-paced adventures with Double Dip, the second Davis Way caper. As in Double Whammy, Davis Way is still working at the Bellissimo Casino as body double for the casino owner's wife, Bianca (who makes Cruella DeVille look like Mary Poppins), and as secret casino security agent, tasked with hunting out fraud and vice within the casino. Davis is also still besotted with her lawyer love Bradley Cole, although the honeymoon period has waned and they seem to be heading for a rough patch. However, Davis has no time for fixing things with Bradley Cole (who is just as busy) because the story immediately dives into Bianca troubles, a missing person, and a casino caper which quickly jackknifes into a bigger-than-casino mystery. Twists and turns abound. So do broken hearts.




    I'm a huge fan of Archer's humor. Love the snappy pops and cracks to Davis's thoughts and dialogue. You are forced to pay attention in these stories, no drifting along, because words are not wasted when Archer's writing. I continue to compare her to Carl Hiaasen, of whom I'm also a fan. However, Archer's first person point-of-view makes her struggles more real. I loved the romance problems between Davis and Bradley Cole that continued to pile up in the story. I love that Davis will not just wear her heart on her sleeve, she'll tattoo it on her arm for Bradley Cole. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

    Gretchen Archer crafts another page-turner with Double Dip. We t

    Gretchen Archer crafts another page-turner with Double Dip. We travel back to the Bellissimo Casino and it’s cast of delightful characters, who you’ll love spending another book with. 




    I’m a northerner, but I love the details of Davis’ family and childhood in Pine Apple, Alabama, and her daily life in Biloxi, Mississippi. 




    I couldn’t put it down and finished the last 200 pages in a day. 




    Ms. Archer creates a compelling, layered mystery and has a knack for providing enough details to make it realistic without bogging the reader down. I am in awe of Davis’ hacking moments. 




    The church and the elderly were an unexpected but perfect tie-in to the Bellissimo. It’s pure pleasure to watch Davis pretend to be Mrs. Saunders at events. Davis accidentally taking Granny to the church was a laugh-out-loud roadtrip.




    I love Ms. Archer’s voice. Her unique asides in parentheses and her fast humor are destined to be a trademark. 




    The title is very fitting and the double entendre of Double Dip will become clear by the end of the book.




    Fantasy is a great addition to Davis’ team at the Bellissimo. As is Cowboy. I look forward to book 3!




    I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. 

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2014

    Much better

    This book has to be on my list of fun cozies for the year. After Double Whammy, the first in the series, I wasn't sure where the author would take the story and was pleasently surprised how much I enjoyed this....staying up past midnight to read it. The descriptions of what and how she was treated by the movers are worth the whole book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Fun Read

    Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2014

    Kats are good for pets and houses because their really good pets.

    I remember last year the power went out because that is the story I remember people are trying to get the power back on so they can see in the dark.And the kids are teenagers and the parents are okay in the house they are fine.okay some people like their house will be funny to the kids and the kids will parents when they grow up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2014

    Enjoyed the book, humorous and keeps you on your toes through th

    Enjoyed the book, humorous and keeps you on your toes through the whole book.

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  • Posted November 15, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    A fun mystery about working security in a casino. It's well-written and well-edited. It's the second book I've read in the series and I hope to enjoy reading more.

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  • Posted October 20, 2014

    loved it too - funny and silly - just nice light reading

    loved it too - funny and silly - just nice light reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Snowrose's &diams Biography

    ~Snowrose<br>~20 moons<br>~femme<br>~medicene cat<br>~white, with a small black star upon the left ear and stormy grey eyes<br>~she will never hold love for one, rather she loves the Clan and will protect it dearly<br>~grandparents: Blueripple, Shadowwater<br>~parents: Shadowheart, Ravenpool<br>~half-sister: Hailclouds<br>~brothers: Brightvision, Dewscale<br>~half-brother: Yarrowfire<br>~[her family is quite large but minus aunts, uncles, and cousins that she does know, this is all]<br>~she is funloving, energetic and yet mature. She has a knack for remembering things most wouldn't be bothered forgetting and she loves her Clan dearly, wherever she may be. However, when she is forced to fight, she usually backs down, unable to hurt another.<br>~Her mother, Shadowheart, died at the hands of an assassin, that had stole her and her kits away. The kits found their way back to LC but they were then parentless, for their father had long since disappeared. Snowrose took this into her own paws, taking care of her siblings as so to reduce the pressure put upon the leader, Sunstar. She had become a warrior like her siblinfs, but she hung out with her half-aunt, Everwind, enough that she started teaching her herbs. Everwind never had an apprentice but Snowrose was soon accepted to be a medicene cat rather than a warrior for this. With the help of Everwind and her dead uncle, Firepool, she was able to become a true medicene cat along side Everwind. When LC died out a bit, she left, living as a loner like her aunt, Stripethorn, had. Stumbling upon here, she quickly joined, becoming the Clan's first medicene cat, which she plans to pass down her knowledge to her first apprentice at the end of the next 30 moons.<br>~if I missed something, just ask! I always put my siggie [-Snowrose &diams] at the end of every post, but my star count may sometimes vary. Thanks for reading!<p>-Snowrose &diams

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    This is a hoot! I read the previous book and loved it and this

    This is a hoot!
    I read the previous book and loved it and this one is no disappointment.
    Funny. Clever. People you want to be successful.
    The idea that she changes character and clothes in the blink of an eye and still keeps track (mostly) of what she's up to is amazing.
    Believable? Of course not.
    But who cares when you're having this much fun?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Feathermoon

    The smell of desperation hangs heavy around you. Not only that, but you appear to be illiterate. I'm sorry. This isn't meant to be.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    To Moonstrike

    Go die in a hole.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Sunbeam

    A light orange she cat paddd in then looked a the too then padded out.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Chuck

    Result3

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