Double Deck the Halls (A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper, #6.5) by Gretchen Archer

Double Deck the Halls (A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper, #6.5)

Well, ho ho ho and hang those stockings because USA TODAY bestselling author Gretchen Archer is giving us can’t miss holiday hijinks. 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 un...

Details Double Deck the Halls (A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper, #6.5)

TitleDouble Deck the Halls (A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper, #6.5)
Release DateNov 2nd, 2017
PublisherHenery Press
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Short Stories, Humor

Reviews Double Deck the Halls (A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper, #6.5)

  • Diane Vallere
    Loved this holiday short story! We all know grannies know how to get stuff done, but hearing Granny reason through a time-sensitive situation (#bomb) while also reminiscing about past husbands, the home shopping channel, and products to use to keep your false teeth in place is just plain funny. Recommended to get you into the Christmas spirit!
  • Myereading
    Another way to look at all the junk in your purseGranny can do anything and is afraid of no one-not Bianca, not a crazy elf and certainly not a silly old bomb.
  • Judy Lesley
    This is Gretchen Archer's contribution to the holiday reading sub-genre and it is actually quite a good story. This one is told from the perspective of Davis Way's grandmother, Granny Dee from Pineapple, Alabama. Davis is the head of security for the Bellissimo Casino and she, her husband and eighteen month old twin girls live in a penthouse in the casino. The owners of the casino live one floor up. A Santa has been hired to come to the casino be...
  • Kourtney
    Perfect Holiday Short Story for Davis Way Fans!This is an awesome holiday short story for Davis Way fans. We get to spend the entire time in Davis's grandmother's head and it's hilarious holiday hijinx. I laughed out loud and nervously fretted over what would happen next! Thanks for this delightful treat, Ms. Archer! Better than gingerbread and hot chocolate!
  • Carol Kenworthy
    Fun to read. Another good book for DAVIS fans. Waiting for the next book which will be here soon. Hopefully my Xmas present to myself.Great short story. Just getting us ready for our next Davis Way book. HOPEFULLY before Christmas do I can give my self the perfect gift.
  • Jeanie
    This is an over-the-top funny cozy mystery that can be enjoyed any time of year! I love how seniors can say almost anything and maybe not get away with it…but nobody wants to argue with them! This short story is written from the point of view of Davis’ Granny Dee, visiting for the holiday season and ready for the Winter Wonderland Senior Slot Tournament that will take place later this day.Davis, her husband Bradley, and their twin daughters l...
  • Andrea Stoeckel
    “That’s right,” I said. “I’m Granny. Granny Dee. And I’m going to get us out of this pickle.” In my life, I had yet to make a promise I hadn’t kept.”Dorothy May Randal Way Johnson Morton Bunker, aka Granny Dee, was visiting her granddaughter Davis and her two great grandchildren at their home on top of the Bellissimo Casino where everybody worked. Granny Dee spent a lot of time there because she liked playing the slots as much a...
  • Kate
    Granny Dee provides the hilarious voice for this holiday short. She’s visiting Davis at the Bellissimo Casino for Christmas (and planning to win big at the casino’s Winter Wonderland Senior Slot Tournament). Instead, she finds herself in a “pickle” when she goes searching for an elf and finds Bianca, the wife of the casino owner, tied up in a chair with a bomb in her lap. Double Deck The Halls is a sweet and delightful mystery story full ...
  • Elizabeth
    Fun quick read from a new perspectiveUnlike the typical Bellissimo Casino stories, this isn’t told by Davis Way, but by her Granny Dee. It’s a quick funny read punctuated by the off-tangent rambling of someone who may be aging but is still sharp enough to work her way out of trouble. The only disappointment was that the editing was a little sloppy - I ran across two skipped words and a typo. Nothing to get in the way of the story, but jarring...
  • Diane J. Caldarulo
    Another rib tickle book!Tge author knows about writing believable characters that literally become your best friends. While the story is short and sweet-- if you read the series in order, you'd ve laughing at the antics until tears ran down your face. Granny Dee? gotta love her and you know Davis Way got her grit and determination from the old bat!. Great book, great series. Do yourself a favor and read them in order!. They are worth it
  • Laura
    This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
  • Kristi | Hidden Staircase |
    A fun short story to add to the Bellissimo collection. Davis' Granny comes to visit to enter an annual slot tournament, but finds herself mixed up in an elf's diabolical plan. I enjoyed meeting Granny, but as a fan of the Davis Way series, I missed our regular group of characters. A fun, quick holiday read. As always with a Gretchen Archer novel, full of humor and laugh-out-loud moments.
  • Lisa Hudson
    SPLENDID CHRISTMAS GIFT!Double Deck the Halls (A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper Short) is a wonderful Christmas gift for Davis Way fans! Christmas is coming to the Bellissimo and so is Davis’s Granny Dee. Granny soon discovers that dealing with Bianca brings so much excitement, drama, and more surprises than a slot machine!
  • Carol Filipow Pigg
    Sure is a good short story. It turned out just perfect for waiting in between two doctor appointments. And it still has that funny twist of a unique “family” gathering. I may have to get jogging clothes to replace my little purse, too. I only gave it four stars because I could not be viewing it, too.
  • Jill B
    Ho Ho Ho So Much Fun! Should Show As 5 StarsWow- there's so much packed into this short story- it's amazing. Granny Dee must have been a Boy Scout, because she sure does come prepared! What transpires between Granny, Bianca and that rotten elf is hysterical. Such a fun holiday short. Loved it!
  • Brenda
    Now we know where Davis gets her problem solving skills! Granny Dee saves Bianca from a mad elf's bomb in time for the Winter Wonderland Senior Slot Tournament. Not going to say any more or it will spoil this tension filled, funny 69 page short story!
  • Christine James
    Super terrific ultra fantasticI loved this Christmas themed short. We get to learn more about granny and Bianca. It's an edge-of-your-seat exciting ho ho ho story. Every bit was fun and thrilling. Did I say I loved it? Well I did and you will too
  • Tamara
    A super cute short story featuring Davis Way's super grandmother! Now we see where Davis gets (some, ok a lot) of her spunk!Easy breezy read with some LOL moments. Something nice to enjoy while you take a break from the holiday bustle with a mug of hot cocoa!
  • Judy
    This is a quick Christmas read with a twist. You should never under estimate the power of a Granny. Sometimes it seems we have super powers.😊 You just never know what you can accomplish when you work together.
  • Debbi
    Such an enjoyable short story. I laughed so hard at Davis' Granny. She is such a hoot. But she's definitely still sharp at her age. Perfect story to get you into the holiday season. If you haven't read any of the Davis Way Bellissimo Casino series, this would be a great way to get started.
  • Patti Fenili
    Granny’s StoryA short story with Granny as the main character. She’s a fiesty one! I enjoyed the story but wish it would have been longer.
  • Marla Bradeen
    DOUBLE DECK THE HALLS is a fast, fun read. Granny is quite a character, and the story is bound to get anyone into the holiday spirit.Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway.
  • Lynn K Forcier
    CuteFast read. I enjoy the Davis Way books. Granny is a great character. Enjoyed the quick read, now eating for the next book!
  • Pamela
    Loved itWhat a wonderful Christmas story. I loved Granny Fee what a hoot she is and even Bianca was likeable in this book. A great read.
  • suzanne menees
    Oh what fun!Wonderful as always. This time we get more of granny, who is a crack up by the way. It was fun, short and has Christmas songs stuck in my head.
  • Sherry
    Hysterical as always! One of my favorite series. Great plot, wacky characters, & just a fun read!
  • Mari Hinton
    FunThis book is about Grandma. Nice to have an incite to other characters. Can see where Davis gets her skills. Very enjoyable book!
  • Carmen
    Enjoyed it, but it ended too soon
  • Syntha Green
    Cute short story that winds up a bit too fast