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Set sail with USA Today bestselling author, Gretchen Archer, and an adventure Janet Evanovich calls "knock-your-socks-off hilarious." DOUBLE KNOT also impressed Publishers Weekly, who called it "full of humor and action."
Halloween hijinx will thrill you in Gretchen Archer's DOUBLE JINX. Nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story.

Gretchen Archer is a Tennessee housewife who began writing when her daughters, seeking higher educations, ran off and left her. She lives on Lookout Mountain with her husband, son, and a Yorkie named Bently. She's had multiple books hit the USA Today bestseller list.

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USA Today bestselling author, Gretchen Archer, writes the humorous mystery series The Davis Way Crime Capers.

capers, humorous mysteries, Southern fiction

Davis Way Crime Capers

DOUBLE DIP by USA Today bestselling author, Gretchen Archer, is part of the humorous mystery series The Davis Way Crime Capers. It's one that "hits your funny bone" according to Janet Evanovich.
DOUBLE STRIKE by USA Today bestselling author, Gretchen Archer, features Southern sleuth Davis Way, and this one is "special-funny and unique" so says Janet Evanovich.
DOUBLE UP is the latest Davis Way Crime Caper from USA Today bestselling author, Gretchen Archer. This one is "impossible to put down!" (Janet Evanovich)
USA Today bestselling author, Gretchen Archer, returns with Davis Way in DOUBLE MINT. Janet Evanovich calls it "wickedly entertaining."

DOUBLE ‍‍‍DIP (#2)

Things are dicey at work. A personal assistant goes missing, a little old lady goes on a suspicious winning streak, and a Bellissimo executive goes gaga for Davis. She follows a trail to the So Help Me God Pentecostal Church in Beehive, AL, then jumps headlong into a high stakes holy scandal. She’s on a losing streak at home, too, as Davis juggles a revolving door of uninvited guests, namely her rotten ex-ex-husband. And Bradley Cole thinks three’s a crowd. The worst? Davis doesn’t feel so hot. Maybe it’s the banana pudding, or maybe it’s a little bundle of something else. Double Dip. A reckless ride in the fast lane, and Davis Way can’t find the brakes.

‍‍‍‍‍‍USA TODA‍‍‍Y BESTSELLER

“Credible characters and plenty of Gulf Coast local color help make this a winner.” – Publishers Weekly

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍DOUBLE‍‍‍ STRIKE (#3)

Bellissimo Resort and Casino Super Spy Davis Way has three problems: She’s desperate to change her marital status, she has a new boss who speaks in hashtags, and Bianca Sanders has confiscated her clothes. Solving her problems means stealing a car. From a dingbat la‍‍‍wyer. Davis needs to  keep the Sanders family out of prison, regain her footing in her relationship, and find the genius who wrote the software for futureGaming. One of which, the manhunt one, is iffy. Because when Alabama hides someone, they hide them good. Double Strike. A VIP invitation to a high-stakes gaming event, as thieves, dance instructors, shady bankers, kidnappers, and gold waiters go all in. #Don’tMissIt

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“Fasten your seat belts: Davis Way, the superspy of Southern casino gambling, is back for her third wild caper.” – Publishers Weekly

DOUBLE MINT (#4)

It’s convention season at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino and Davis Way Cole barely notices. It’s hard to pay attention when you live in a Jambalaya Junkyard. But when the Special Events Coordinator walks off the job just as five hundred Alabama bankers pour in, Davis steps up. Or would that be in? Definitely in. Davis steps in. It. The convention director vanishes and a Bellissimo guest is missing. One who forgot to pack the million dollars he left in the bathtub. Our Super Secret Spy’s lazy summer is over when the Bellissimo vault is robbed. Can Davis connect the dots before it’s too late? Double Mint. New money. Old sins. Back to jail. And a cat. (A cat?) Break the Bank.

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“As impressive as the amount of sheer fun and humor involved are the details concerning casino security, counterfeiting, and cons.” – Kings River Life Magazine

DOUBLE JINX (a bellissimo casino crime caper short)

July Jackson’s job as Holiday Host at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi is more trick than treat when one of her Scary Rich slot tournament players croaks. Then $3,000,000 goes missing. And a couple dressed as condiments—he’s Mustard, she’s Ketchup—might be behind the spooky shenanigans. What’s a Holiday Host to do? Call in the flying monkeys? July turns to the highest level of casino security and meets a boy named Baylor. Just Baylor. From there, it’s all thrills and chills.

“Boo!” – Janet Evanovich

DOUBLE UP (#6‍‍‍)

Fasten your seatbelts for non-stop action as stiff competition blows into town and the resulting turbulence threatens to take down the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS. Super Secret Spy Davis Way Cole, who lives on the 29th floor with her CEO husband and newborn twins, takes it hard. If the casino goes belly up, she won’t be a stay-at-home mom because she won’t have a home and her husband won’t have a job. Davis can’t find a way to stop the inevitable until her ex-ex-mother-in-law shows up, unexpected and definitely uninvited. Seatbacks and tray tables in their upright positions as we prepare for a bumpy ride with babies, bankruptcies, besties, and shrimp. (Shrimp?) Enjoy your flight.

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

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“Outrageous, outlandish, and impossible to put down.” – Janet Evanovich

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DOUBLE KNOT (#5)

Super Spy Davis Way sets sail on a Caribbean cruise aboard the MS Probability with fifty billionaires, a boatload of Louis Vuitton luggage, Anderson Cooper, and her mother. (Her mother?) The weather is perfect, the seas are calm, and Suite 704 is spectacular. Until the door slams shut. For good. Obviously, it’s a system glitch. Surely someone will show up to free Davis, Miss Hawaii, and the creepy staff. But when the minutes turn to hours and the hours stretch into a day, Davis knows it’s up to her. With $50,000 in casino chips, a pot roast, and a crash course in banking, she races against the clock to determine why they’re being held, stop the people behind it, and find a way out.

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“Davis’s smarts, her mad computer skills, and a plucky crew of fellow hostages drive a story full of humor and action, interspersed with moments of surprising emotional depth.” – Publishers Weekly

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Agatha Award Nominee

DOUBLE DECK THE HALLS (‍‍‍a bellissimo casino crime caper short)

‍‍‍It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The trees are trimmed, the halls are decked, and Davis Way Cole’s grandmother is there to play in the Winter Wonderland Senior Slot Tournament. This year’s theme: The Nice List. All is merry and bright until Granny Dee meets an elf who belongs on the naughty list. Maybe even the downright nasty list. With nothing more than a lifetime of memories, the sounds of the season, and what she can find in the pockets of her Rudolph jogging suit, can Granny Dee save Bianca Sanders from the rotten elf, and in the process, save Christmas?

“Jingles all the way!” – Janet Evanovich

Agatha Aw‍‍‍ard Nominee

Agatha Aw‍‍‍ard Nominee

DOUBLE DOG DARE (#7)

‍‍‍Davis Way Cole lives a (relatively) quiet, (somewhat) simple, and (completely) witch-free life with her husband and twin daughters on the 29th floor of the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS. Until Bootsy Howard shows up demanding a million dollars. Then there's Princess Smucker. What was marketing thinking when they booked the Southern Canine Association’s annual dog show at the Bellissimo? What was Davis thinking when she agreed to let a dog stay with her? And finally, the last thing Davis needs is an unsolicited house call from Pine Apple, AL’s latest excuse for a doctor. But since he’s there, considering she has a dead body on ice, she might as well have him determine the cause of death. Which he doesn’t. Nor will he leave, further disrupting Davis’s (more or less) quiet, (to a certain degree) simple, and (utterly) seersucker-free life. A life that’s about to go to the dogs. Unless Davis can learn a few new tricks. Fast.  ‍‍‍

“Best in Show!” – Janet Evanovich

Agatha Awar‍‍‍d Nominee

Agatha Award‍‍‍ Nominee