A Review of Double Whammy by Gretchen Archer

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by Gretchen Archer

Davis Way is trying to find a job. She has two college degrees, one in Criminal Justice and the other in Computer and Information Science. She used to be the deputy for the Pine Apple, Alabama Police Force. Her father is the Sheriff. She is interviewing for a job in Biloxi, Mississippi. She has been interviewing for this job for six weeks, been to sixteen interviews, and now she is at the final interview with the CEO, Richard Sanders. Davis still has no idea what the job is. She takes the job and finds out that she will be doing undercover work for the Bellissimo Casino and Hotel.

Ms. Archer has written a fun, kind of slapstick type of female detective mystery. Davis gets in one tight spot after another as she tries to find out what is wrong with the Double Whammy Deuces Wild slot machines. They seem to be fixed. Her ex-ex-husband, Eddie Crawford, is right in the middle of the fix. Before too long the dead bodies start to show up and all the clues point right toward Davis. She ends up in solitary, the police don’t believe that her name is Davis Way, so she is listed as Jane Doe, and no one knows that she is even in jail, or where she is.

All of this makes for a very fun, humorous, and entertaining read. I enjoyed this new novel by a new author. I think that this series has promise and look forward to reading the next book by Ms. Archer. I give this book 4 Stars out of 5 and a Thumbs Up. I recommend this fine first novel to anyone who likes reading books with strong female leads, humorous situations, and romantic interludes.

I received this book for free from NetGalley.com

Book Description

Publication Date: May 14, 2013

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.

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. Bonus: Includes book club discussion questions.


“Funny & wonderful & human. It gets the Stephanie Plum seal of approval.” -Janet Evanovich

Product Details

Paperback: 306 pages
Publisher: Henery Press; First edition (May 14, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1938383362
ISBN-13: 978-1938383366

About The Author

Gretchen Archer is a Tennessee housewife, mom of three, grocery-list and crime-caper writer. She’s the author of the Davis Way Mystery series.

The book description is from Amazon. Double Whammy

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