Double Whammy

A Davis Way Crime Caper, Book 1
Narrated by: Amber Benson
Length: 10 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (176 ratings)

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"Funny & wonderful & human. It gets the Stephanie Plum seal of approval." (Janet Evanovich)

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, 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.

©2018 Gretchen Archer (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Love completing the set with the same reader

I love this book series. There are two versions of this book and I have both. The reader in the series changed after the first book. Both read the story well but it is nice to have the same voices in your ear for the many characters in this series. I highly recommend these books to anyone who wants an enjoyable romp in the casino world with Davis. They are entertaining and I laugh out load every time I listen to one of them. I have been through the entire series 3 times and I can't wait for the next installment.

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Perfect start to a great series!

Gretchen Archer has created an entertaining series that keeps you completely involved in the story. Having it finally available narrated by the wonderful Amber Benson is the cherry on top of an already great story. Do yourself a favor and start this series-you’ll be hooked!

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Maybe worth another try!

Someone suggested that if I like Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune series or the Shelby Nichols series by Colleen Helme, then I would like the Davis Way Crime Caper series. Well, I adore the Miss Fortune and Shelby Nichols cozy mysteries, so I gave Davis Way (yes, that is the name of the protagonist) a try. I enjoyed the book but it's not as good as the other two series. However, it does have potential. This is my first exposure to narrator Amber Benson. She's outstanding.

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new narrator please

I hope they get a new narrator I don't think this one is good for the story, there's something about her performance and delivery I find really irritating and she ruins the book for me.

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Totally enjoyable cozy mystery

(As posted in GoodReads)
I'm in the middle of reading a classic (Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky), a well-known book (Watership Down) and a horror book (Doctor Sleep by Stephen King). They are all on hold because, although I really have a great desire to read them and them getting a good experience (well, Watership Down has come into question because, it REALLY appears to be more of a children's story and less gripping), I needed something that was just FUN for a while! Davis Way Crime Capers to the rescue! Cozy mysteries, in general, when their well done provide mentally and emotionally light atmosphere which I required, and Davis Way fit perfectly!
_Double Whammy_had me laughing and, although I was concerned about individual characters and situations, I can truly say that I really enjoyed the breathing room and the cast of people with which I was provided! And although it was "lighthearted", it was NOT obvious. I didn't come off thinking "well I just wasted some time!" Instead, I thought "what a delightful way to address, "questionable" circumstances and conditions." And the good people were good, the evil people were evil, and the unknowns were definitely mixed!

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Amusing

While not as laugh out loud funny as Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels, which many have compared this series to, Double Whammy features an fun collection of oddball characters and delivers an amusing and complex story. I love casino stories, especially if they feature some kind of caper or con going on (check out James Swain's spectacular Billy Cunningham series!) and I love humor so I knew I'd probably enjoy this one, and I wasn't disappointed. I've already picked up the next few books on my kindle.

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So happy I started this series!

So much fun! would love to see Davis way and Stephanie Plum work a case together that would be truly hilarious with all the wonderful characters involved in both stories!

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Finally found a new series!

Sometimes you just want something light hearted that also has comedy, good characters, a little suspense & intrigue, a little drama, a little mystery...and that holds your attention (but dosen't require alot of attention). No big order right?!? But finding that combined with an audio version that is performed just as well, not always easy. I'm always on the lookout for new series and usually like the story but not the narration or vice versa. This is one to try and checks most all of the boxes mentioned above. Think along the lines of Janet Evanavich & Jana DeLeon, if you enjoy their style you will enjoy this.

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Great read!

The narration makes you want to read the entire series. I normally like to read a book but Amber’s wide range of characters are so enjoyable that you really want to here more! Love this series!!

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Disjointed and Erratic

The narration of this book was well done, and it did a good job at breathing life into the characters. For me, the fault fell onto the story. The words ‘crime caper’ should have been my first hint that this wasn’t your typical cozy mystery. The writing felt erratic jumping around to different mysteries that, in the end, didn’t really play into the main mystery. The other thing I didn’t love about this book was the disjointed feeling of jumping back and forth from present to past without a clear transition. This happened multiple times during the novel. Also the way Davis would exaggerate time and actions in her head threw the story off. The novel was relatively enjoyable and pushed me to finish it; although, It is not worth a re-read.

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