Double Deck The Halls: A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper Short Story

Double Deck The Halls: A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper Short Story

by Gretchen Archer

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Double Deck The Halls: A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper Short Story by Gretchen Archer

Well, ho ho ho and hang those stockings because USA TODAY bestselling author Gretchen Archer is giving us can't miss holiday hijinks.

And take it from someone who knows, this one "Jingles all the way!" – Janet Evanovich

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The trees are trimmed, the halls are decked, and Davis Way Cole's grandmother is there to play in the Winter Wonderland Senior Slot Tournament.

This year's theme: The Nice List. All is merry and bright until Granny Dee meets an elf who belongs on the naughty list.

Maybe even the downright nasty list.

With nothing more than a lifetime of memories, the sounds of the season, and what she can find in the pockets of her Rudolph jogging suit, can Granny Dee save Bianca Sanders from the rotten elf, and in the process, save Christmas?

Granny Dee may try to save Christmas, but trust me, of all the characters in this non-stop page-turner, Granny Dee steals the show.
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DOUBLE DECK THE HALLS by Gretchen Archer | A Henery Press Mystery Short

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158737770
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 11/02/2017
Series: Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper Short Stories Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 42,578
File size: 105 KB

About 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, her first Davis Way Crime Caper, was a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist and hit the USA TODAY Bestsellers List. You can visit her at www.gretchenarcher.com.

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Double Deck The Halls: A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper Short Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Granny is the best
Mama_Cat More than 1 year ago
This is an over-the-top funny cozy mystery that can be enjoyed any time of year! I love how seniors can say almost anything and maybe not get away with it…but nobody wants to argue with them! This short story is written from the point of view of Davis’ Granny Dee, visiting for the holiday season and ready for the Winter Wonderland Senior Slot Tournament that will take place later this day. Davis, her husband Bradley, and their twin daughters live upstairs from the Bellisimo Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Bradley is the “boss” at the casino. Bianca and her husband, who owns the casino, live in the very upstairs luxury suite. Everything one could want for a Christmas celebration is at the casino, including a lifetime snowman village and the Rockettes performing their Christmas Spectacular show. Dee goes up to Bianca’s to get her and her son for the private photographs each family is having of their children with Santa. She barges into the penthouse, as is her way, and marches past the staff into Bianca’s bedroom to find Bianca gagged and tied to what looks like one of two huge white thrones in the enormous white bedroom. She is being held captive by – an evil elf? An elf who was not there to help Bianca’s son see Santa Claus. An elf who had planted a bomb to Bianca. As Dee says, “What we have here is a pickle” (location 205). I love this short story, beginning to end. This is the first of Gretchen Archer’s novels I have read, and it has planted the seeds of interest for the rest of this series. Dee is a feisty woman, and her granddaughter Davis has a bit of spunk herself to so effortlessly care for twin toddlers. Granny doesn’t have a very high opinion of Bianca, so her treatment of the giant elf is a bit surprising. She sees a whole new side of Bianca now, proving how deceiving appearances can be. I highly recommend Double Deck the Halls, whether you have read any of the Davis Way Crime Caper books or not. If one likes to laugh through their cozy mysteries, visit a Biloxi casino, and enjoy Christmas tales at any time of the year, this should be your very next purchase. From a grateful heart: I won a copy of this book from the Julie Mulhern and the author and was under no obligation to give a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an enjoyable short story. I laughed so hard at Davis' Granny. She is such a hoot. But she's definitely still sharp at her age. Perfect story to get you into the holiday season. If you haven't read any of the Davis Way Bellissimo Casino series, this would be a great way to get started.
rokinrev More than 1 year ago
“That’s right,” I said. “I’m Granny. Granny Dee. And I’m going to get us out of this pickle.” In my life, I had yet to make a promise I hadn’t kept.” Dorothy May Randal Way Johnson Morton Bunker, aka Granny Dee, was visiting her granddaughter Davis and her two great grandchildren at their home on top of the Bellissimo Casino where everybody worked. Granny Dee spent a lot of time there because she liked playing the slots as much as her husband liked staying home. And she was pretty good at it too. Sent on an errand up to the owner’s Penthouse, Granny runs right into a situation, and, in Granny fashion, she figures it out while keeping everyone, including the reader, wondering just how she’d save the day...this time. I have been a fan of Gretchen Archer and her Davis Way stories since I picked up the first one by accident years back. Archer writes funny, believable, laugh your caboose off characters in the weirdest situations, and leaves you wanting more. We read them as fast as she writes them. They are fantastic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just in time for Christmas, Gretchen Archer has another funny book with great characters. I love this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Double Deck the Halls is a wonderful start to the holiday season. A great back story intertwined with zany Davis Way style action! Thank you, Gretchen Archer for this gift!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now we know where Davis gets her sass! If you love Davis Way, you'll adore Granny! And if this story doesn't leave you feeling jolly, you must be a scrooge! A fabulous gift for Gretchen Archer fans!
LGHudson More than 1 year ago
SPLENDID CHRISTMAS GIFT! Double Deck the Halls (A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper Short) is a wonderful Christmas gift for Davis Way fans! Christmas is coming to the Bellissimo and so is Davis’s Granny Dee. Granny soon discovers that dealing with Bianca brings so much excitement, drama, and more surprises than a slot machine!