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Monday, June 15, 2020

Double Trouble (Davis Way Crime Caper #9) by Gretchen Archer


Double Trouble

ebook, 253 pages
Published June 9th 2020 by Henery Press




Goodreads synopsis: 
Davis Way Cole smells T-R-O-U-B-L-E when she’s fired from half of her part-time job at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The quarter-time job she’s left with is lulling her to sleep, exactly what she’s doing when Birdy James, centenarian director of the casino’s Lost and Found department, disappears. With five million dollars.

Davis just can’t help believing Birdy didn’t do it, if for no other reason, she’s too old to spend it. If Davis doesn’t find the little old lady and the money fast, she’ll lose what’s left of her job, at which point, there goes her Bellissimo everything.

What she needs is a good luck charm. What she gets is her home invaded by hard-headed women, a soft-hearted little man, and major carpet troubles, the combination of which sends Davis’s already suspicious mind into overdrive and landing her between a jailhouse rock and a very hard place.

A little less conversation and a lot more action are called for if Davis has any chance of saving herself, her family, her marriage, her job, and the heartbreak hotel she calls home.

Thank you. Thank you very much.

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4.5 stars

This is the ninth book in the Davis Way Crime Caper series by Gretchen Archer.

I have to admit I do not like the direction this series has taken. I really enjoyed the beginning books where Davis was involved in the elite security team at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino. That whole casino spy thing was kick butt awesome. That was just amazingly fun stuff for me to dig my teeth into. 

These last few stories where Davis is a mother of twins and both her mother and ex-mother-in-law are main characters is not really my jam. It just annoys me because I know how good these books can be. I miss the Bellissimo staff and all the hijinks they had. There definitely is some of that in this book but not enough to appease me.

I can only enjoy so many awful messes Bea and Davis’s mother can get into. I want the old Davis Way stories back. I guess I am being awful. I just love this series so much. 

If you are reading this series for the first time, don’t take this review as a bad thing. This series is awesome. It is fun and it really keeps you guessing all the way through. I am just being a nostalgic Nellie, I guess. All kinds of craziness does happen in this book. There is a third look alike for Bianca who is trying to change her image and since the owners of the casino are rarely around, things tend to always go sideways at a moments notice.

Also, if you love a good cozy mystery, definitely check this one out. What a fun read!


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank Edelweiss, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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