I recently found a new series to add to my favorites list. Well, considering the first in Gretchen Archer’s A Davis Way Crime Caper series came out in 2013, it’s not really a new series – but it was new to me.
I started the series from the first book – Double Whammy.
Description (from Amazon)
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.
I loved this book. It was a fun read that necessitated I suppress my laughter so as not to disturb my husband’s sleep in the early hours of the morning. The story is told from Davis’s point of view with a great deal of candor. She is smart, but she has made a lot of stupid moves in the past, and she knows it. She gets herself into trouble. A lot. Still she somehow manages to come through unscathed. And the author leveraged the casino setting to create quirky characters and absurd situations. The plot is interesting and the culprits remain a mystery until almost the end. Is the storyline entirely believable? No. But that didn’t detract from my enjoyment one bit.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book free of charge. This has not affected the content of my review.
About the Series
The Davis Way Crime Caper series includes: