Double Whammy: A Davis Way Crime Caper

Double Whammy: A Davis Way Crime Caper

by Gretchen Archer
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Double Whammy: A Davis Way Crime Caper 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I wont give away the plot, but it kept mr guessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to be Davis Way's friend. Not many books leave me feeling that way about the main character. While reading Double Whammy, I felt that Davis' personality was so authentic that she may be a real person instead of a character in a mystery novel. She's smart, sassy, and just the right amount of flawed. I loved her.  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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gretchen Archer proves imaginative, witty in this first of the "Double Series." Enjoyed it - it's longer than some and I like it. Strong character development. Innovative plots and story line.
SEWReader More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book to read. It had some fun twists and turns. The main character, Davis Way, is likable and has potential for being a good series character. Reminds me a little of Stephanie Plum. The only issue I had was the author doesn't know firearms, but most people make the same mistake between clips and magazines. .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It gets a bit confusing at spots, but it's a funny, good read. I enjoyed it. Quirky characters, fast paced, you will enjoy it.
JeddaJune More than 1 year ago
Very Good Read - Double Whammy........I do frequent casinos, so that alone appealed to me. I am a huge fan of Stephanie Plum, so the mere mention also caught my eye. I absolutely loved this book. Mystery, unusual situations, quirky characters, underdog battling the bullies. I didn't like the time in jail, but appreciated the humor and the lack of smut. Minimal romance but a fun hero, and who could deny a daddy's girl as our hero?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This had 272 pages of fun, dont miss it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, great story, well done characters! I really enjoyed it. Can't wait for the next one!
Qwilter More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to the next one.   A fun quirky light hearted read.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
My Review: Double Whammy 4 STARS This was a funny mystery with lots of gambling frauds. The characters are interesting. Some funny. the suspense of everything was good to the last. A little bit boring on the gambling facts but they needed to be their to show how they cheated. Davis Way is the main character. No one believes that is a real name and causes her a lot of grief. She has a lot of problems in her past. She is smart and figures out ways of how the crooks are cheating. Her new job has a lot of secrecy about it. She is smart to not to trust everything, but still gets into lots of trouble. She develops a crush on the lawyer who sub-leased his apartment to her. Their are so many secrets about the casino and the different people she meets. She has a lot of disguises with different identities for different undercover jobs to figure out how their cheating. She keeps hiring a cab that the driver does not want to work and is rude to her but he also helps her and is interesting relationship. Davis family relationships is messed up. She is her daddy daughter and Her mom is not happy with her. Her ex-husband twice she does not have good relationship with at all. I can't wait to read the next Davis Way Mystery. I was given this ebook to read and asked by NetGalley to give honest review of it. Published May 14th 2013 by Henery Press 306 pages ISBN:1938383362
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a GREAT, entertaining read. STRONGLY recommend. The end was GREAT and I can't WAIT for the next one!!! VERY exciting new to the scene author.
Mystery_GirlSC More than 1 year ago
Pure Fun!! I loved this book! Gretchen Archer has created a character I want to hang out with often. Davis Way is witty and smart, and while she's gotten herself into trouble rather spectacularly, Archer does an excellent job of showing us the layers of the character and what makes her tick. 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 next Davis Way mystery!
TerriLAustin More than 1 year ago
After a little misunderstanding with her ex-ex-husband, Davis Way finds herself in need of a new career and a new life. Desperate for work, she takes a complicated undercover job at a casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. But her dream job isn't as fab as advertised. She can't quite trust her boss or his secretive secretary. The cabbie who lives out of his car and gives her occasional advice and reluctant rides seems to know more than he's telling. And somehow, her jerk of an ex-ex-husband is involved in scamming the casino. Davis is determined to sort it all out, but as her life unravels, can she stay out of trouble long enough to catch a killer and solve a whammy of a mystery? Gretchen Archer has crafted a character in Davis Way that is engaging, smart, and snarky, with a tenacious attitude that gets her into brilliant complications. While Double Whammy was laugh out loud funny (seriously--I was reading at the doctor's office and started cracking up before I remembered where I was), all of the characters showed depth and emotion that made this book a thoroughly pleasurable read. I loved every second of it and can't wait for the next installment.
RisWritesLH More than 1 year ago
Gretchen Archer debuts with a novel that should put her on "emerging authors to watch" list. Her distinct voice brings humor to the pages of a byzantine mystery that puts her heroine through the wringer. The protagonist, Davis Way from Pine Apple, Alabama, is a character you want to adopt and save from herself. Likable, smart, and sassy, I thoroughly loved Davis Way, particularly her numerous faults. The other characters are engaging and the plot is superbly crafted. I literally could not put down this book by the 70 percent mark and have the dark circles under my eyes to prove it.
SandyPSP More than 1 year ago
Gretchen is a fantastic writer. This book will have you laughing from start to finish! You just can't believe the predicaments that Davis gets herself into, but you can't wait to see what happens! Once you buy this book, you will want to buy the whole series! I recommend this book if you love a good plot that keeps you interested but makes you giggle too.
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LGHudson More than 1 year ago
I found Gretchen Archer by way of Henery Press & I'm so thankful I did! Double Whammy was one of the most entertaining books I've ever read! I read a lot - 2-4 books a week & lots of different genres. This series is a WINNER! It didn't take me long to know I was going to enjoy this book as most of the action takes place in my home state of MS. However, I do live about 3 hours from the Coast setting. I can picture all the places that Archer so vividly describes in her book. Also, her characters are PERFECTLY created & the plot is hysterical. I found myself laughing all throughout the book. Davis Way is the most unassuming Heroine ever! Some of my favorite lines in the book are on page 83 - "even his handwriting looked heartbroken -- said he was out on a deer-in-the-Wilson's-kitchen-again call." It was 2:15 AM & I nearly FELL OFF THE BED LAUGHING when I read that! WE HAVE HAD A DEER IN OUR KITCHEN!! I knew for sure this was a series to love! Davis Way & the many other zany characters keep you entertained from Page 1. The nonstop excitement of the Double Whammy Tournament will keep you wondering what's going to happen next. Archer is masterful in weaving her colorful characters in her fantastic plot! Can't wait to read the next one!
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
I'm having a hard time rating this one, somewhere between a 3 1/2 and 4 star. What bothered me was the flashbacks and too many extra stories, it got a little overwhelming at times. Also when Davis was in the Pokey, I had a hard time with a few things there, I don't want to say what to avoid spoilers, but I found it a bit too much. Now what I did like was Davis is a jump in there kind of woman. She gets a job in security to figure out slot machines jackpotting too often. She is also sent to other areas to figure out problems (the extra stories that I mentioned). They were interesting and entertaining but a bit much with the main story going on. I will say that this book is non stop, and keeps you guessing to what is going to happen next, because a few things I just didn't see coming. I had quite a few laughs while reading, her father seems to be the most stable character, and I loved George the cab driver. I will continue on with this series and hope that it tones down just a little, to concentrate on the main story, this was a fun read and different from the usual cozies I read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of fun along with a good story
LindalovestoreadLR More than 1 year ago
Love this series! Funny, smart, well-written. Read these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Davis Way, former police, ex ex wife, Daddy's girl from the small town of Pine Apple where everyone is in everybidy's business and soap opera lives reign. She's offered a job by a Biloxi MS casino and it sounds too good to be true, and you know the old adage..... WHISKEY, TANGO, FOXTROT!! I really liked this book until two thirds of the way through when it felt like a whole other person had started writing it. Why was that? Was Davis needy enough to take whatever cane along? What's with her family....stuff? And then, it kinda feels like they "lived happily ever after"?.....Guess I'll have to see what happens in the second book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a hilarious page-turner. I couldn't put it down. The plot was interesting and unexpected, and the characters were funny and quirky.
DS2014 More than 1 year ago
this book was totally fun. I loved Dix she is spunky.