Davis Way thinks she's hit the jackpot when she lands a job as the fifth wheel on an elite security team at the fabulous Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. But once there, she runs straight into her ex-ex husband, a rigged slot machine, her evil twin, and a trail of dead bodies.
Davis learns the truth, and it does not set her free - in fact, it lands her in the pokey. Buried under a mistaken identity, unable to seek help from her family, her hot streak runs cold until her landlord, Bradley Cole, steps in. Make that her landlord, lawyer, and love interest. With his help, Davis must win this high-stakes game before her luck runs out.
This book is part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all! Double Whammy is the first book in the Davis Way humorous mystery series.
©2012 Gretchen Archer (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
"Funny & wonderful & human. It gets the Stephanie Plum seal of approval." (Janet Evanovich)
"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)
At home in the snowy mountains of Utah. Who says you need to have a summer...
I would be comfortable recommending this to any fan of cozy mysteries. While there is some romantic tension and violence, it does not proceed beyond a level acceptible for most cozy mystery lovers. I also continue to enjoy the reading/performance of Dina Pearlman. I have listened to many of her other audiobooks and find that she is consistently excellent.
Davis's encounters with Maxine and Mary at the Double Whammy machines. i also enjoyed Teeth and No Hair in all their intimidating glory.
Morgan George Sr.was my favorite character beyond Davis.
Hoping that Double Dip will also make its way to audio.
For me, this was fantastic. It made my morning walks go so much faster. I wanted to walk even further so I could keep listening!
Who would not love Davis? She is smart, witty, and you never know her next step.
Could not pick just one. But, the end was priceless!
Are you kidding me? I could not stop laughing..
This is a must read!!
Yes. Because some of the character's thoughts are so funny. I would enjoy listening again.
Davis Way. Because of her name, where she is from, her personality and sarcasm.
Davis Way, definitely.
Just entertaining overall. The author and narrator did a great job making me feel the characters and understand their thoughts/actions.
Can't wait for the next book in the series! Please keep Dina Pearlman as the narrator -- she IS Davis Way.
I totally enjoyed this book! It was so funny. Davis Way is a little bit pathetic (but in a funny way), quite ingenious and completely hilarious. I am so glad that I stumbled upon this book here on audible and decided to give it a try. I bought the kindle book (well worth the $2.99) and the discounted audible book (also well worth the money or the credit). Dina Perlman does a great job narrating but the book reads well in print, too (I mostly listened to it but did read some of it). I will definitely be watching out for the next book in this series. I hope they do an audible version of that one, as well.
Long-term AIDS survivor, losing eyesight from complications. Ex software developer & Chicago dance club DJ. Born again & love life left.
If you enjoy Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie a Plum" series, you ought to enjoy this book, and vice versa. The plot is good, it's not overly long, the humor of the main character is just snarky enough. There aren't any villainous characters making surprise entrances at the end to frustrate your logic. Still, I just wasn't sure who done it until the reveal. Excellent read when you get tired of Kafka works :-). Enjoy yourself.
My name is Kira and I work as a librarian in utah. I love all kinds of books, but especially like fantasy and mystery.
Above average. Great, but had a few plot holes.
When Davis was in her condo trying to take apart slot machines.
When a job opportunity pops up for Davis Way to get out of Pine Apple, Alabama, she jumps at the chance to become plain clothes security for Bellismo Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her first job: to uncover a corruption regarding the slot machine: Double Whammy, Deuces Wild. Everything is going great until her ex-ex husband, Eddie Crawford and her employer’s wife, Bianca Sanders turn out to be in the heart of the problem. To make matters worse, Davis is a double for Bianca and her immediate supervisor, Natalie, seems to be behind it all. When a case of mistaken identity and an attempted murder get pinned on her, Davis finds herself in the slammer with no way to get help from her family. With no one else to turn to but her landlord lawyer, Bradley Cole, Davis must figure out a way to clear her name or wind up going to prison for something she didn’t do for a very long time. Will she succeed?
Narrator, Dina Pearlman has an entertaining, southern drawl that brings a unique dimension to Archer’s characters. The plot is well-developed and draws the reader into Davis Way’s world easily. Although the story drags in a few places, the book moves at a steady pace. The narrative style is clear with smooth transitions. Although it’s hard to believe that a former cop would touch a suspicious gun without gloves on is hard to believe, but the humor and light-hearted nature of the book makes up for this oversight. Overall, I give it 4 out of 5 stars. The story had a few holes and part that weren’t very believable, but the plot was easy to follow and entertaining.
Cute book, a little bit of fluff but a fun read. Light reading; will definitely pick up her next book for another quick read.
no, I don't think so.
I almost finished listening to part 1 but I had to stop. The story is boring and the narrator is very dry. This is the first book by Gretchen Archer that I have listened to and I don't think I will try another.
I rarely give a poor review, but this book was terrible. I read the entire book because I wanted to give it every opportunity to get better. The heroine was exceedingly stupid, yet we were expected to believe it when she came up with brilliant, complicated plans. For example, she has a master's degree in criminal justice and computer programming, was a police officer (fired), and yet she broke into an office and couldn't resist picking up a gun that she found. It went off and blew a big hole in the wall. She blamed the person who owned the gun because the safety should have been on. She also left her fingerprints on the gun. In another example, when a security person made a comment about sweeping the room (meaning to debug it), she kept thinking he was talking about an actual broom. Duh!
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