Double Knot By Gretchen Archer: Review/Giveaway

Apr 30, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Cynthia Chow, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Double Knot, along with a link to purchase it from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to support KRL, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

An undercover super secret spy for the Biloxi Bellissimo Resort and Casino, Davis Way Cole, is finding that even her stellar skills are challenged by being six months pregnant with twins. It’s a condition that is convenient for her secondary, but just as crucial, assignment as the stand-in for Bianca Casimiro Sanders. Bianca is not handling her own pregnancy gracefully, and as a result Davis will be modeling as Bianca on board the MS Probability, a luxurious half-billion-dollar yacht catering to fifty of the wealthiest gamblers in the world. While Davis’s husband Bradley is on his way to lecture in Macau, she will be spending a week with security partner, her boss, and her own mother. Mother refuses to acknowledge her own recent successful battle with breast cancer or that Davis is about to give birth to two humans, but that may be the least of the absurdities Davis will face on this

Immediately after being introduced by Miss Probability Jessica DeLuna to their amazing suite, which includes a private pool, kitchen, and two servants, their technologically advanced devices lock them in with no means of communication to the outside. As they’re being held hostage by unknown takers, Davis must figure out how to escape, calm her delusional mother, and cope with a narcoleptic hostess.

This fifth book in the Davis Way Caper series delights with an ostentatiously palatial locked-room mystery. The biggest twist derives in the reactions of this collection of individuals with whom no sane person would want to be confined. It is astounding how the novel begins with ludicrous, over-the-top narcissistic personalities, and gradually transforms them into genuinely likable and sympathetic characters. Their moments of emotional depth are heart-wrenching and seamlessly blends with the continual humor and witty dialogue. Davis has the ability to absorb chaos and respond with an ingenuity that James Bond would envy. This relentlessly exciting and very funny caper novel shines with snappy banter, moving drama, and thrills of a Die Hard movie.

This book was published by Henery Press. To learn more about their books check out their website:

To enter to win a copy of Double Knot, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “knot,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen May 7, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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You can use this link to purchase this book & a portion goes to help support KRL & the indie bookstore.


Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).


  1. A really nice series, thanks for the chance 🙂
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  2. This is a fun series, thanks for a chance to win.

  3. I haven’t read any of the books in this series, but I look forward to reading this series.

  4. Yes, Double Good! I like it. Thanks, Gretchen! Thanks, KRL!

  5. I would love to win a copy ~. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

  6. “Double Knot” sounds like it would be a macrame mystery — but no — sounds like some real imagination went into this one. Would love to read!!

  7. Double Knot sounds great. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of it.

  8. Please enter me!

  9. Can’t wait to get this book. Looks like an absurdly funny read.

  10. I have this series on my TBR list, so thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Ready to catch up with Davis and her latest adventures in Double Knot! Love this hilarious series!

  12. We have a winner!


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