Meet Davis Way- The South’s answer to New Jersey’s Stephanie Plum


Hello readers of Traveling With T! If you’ve been sticking around for a while- you know that I like a funny book thrown in amongst my Southern Lit, psychological thrillers, and other reads. I can usually count on Henery Press for tickling my funny bone with LynDee Walker or Phoebe Fox reads- but my original funny girl was Stephanie Plum. Wise-cracking, Jersey-talking, Tastykake loving- Stephanie Plum.

A few months ago, though, I was introduced to someone who might fill my Stephanie Plum quota when I need a funny book- and I’ve already read the latest Plum.

Meet Davis Way- the heroine of the Davis Way Crime Capers by Gretchen Archer. Davis from Alabama, has an ex-ex husband and is always finding herself in some kind of trouble (usually trouble that will make the reader laugh!)

You should read Davis Way Crime Capers if:


1. You like to laugh. (A Lot). Between the roles that Davis plays in the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS- from dressing up a slot-playing guest, waitresses, being a body double, and other roles- Davis makes you feel part of the action- and sets the scene for laughter.


2. You like a small-town character. I live in a place that is like Pine Apple (where Davis is from and finds herself again frequently)- where people know your business, where you can’t keep secrets! I get the vernacular that Davis uses in describing Pine Apple- and I think many others will!


3. You like a series that is going places. Gretchen has 4 books out now- and her character, Davis, is growing with each book. While I do love my Stephanie Plum for many reasons- her inability to truly choose a romantic partner has been going on for too long. This is not the case for Davis Way.


4. You like an on-going joke. There are plenty to choose from in this: Davis’s habit of giving everyone nicknames, a particular character always messing up Davis’s name, and plenty more!


5. You fancy a heroine that is part stand-up comedian, part crew of Ocean’s 11, and hasn’t met a firewall that she can’t breach yet! Meet Davis. Enough said.


6. You like an ensemble cast. From Davis’s grandmother to her ex-ex husband and family (not to mention Davis’s own mom, dad and sister) there is always a few extra people in the mix- sometimes to help, sometimes inadvertently hindering Davis (you’ll have to decide who’s who!)


7. Did I mention this series is for you if you like to laugh? Seriously. That point should be mentioned multiple times.


I could go on and on- but I’ll stop there and allow you, the future readers of Davis Way Crime Capers, to get to know Davis on your own time. You’re welcome!


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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5 thoughts on “Meet Davis Way- The South’s answer to New Jersey’s Stephanie Plum

  1. ondbookshelf says:

    I usually reach for Jen Lancaster when I want a humorous book, but I’m going to check these out. You’ve never steered me wrong before with your book recommendations:)

    • AHHH, pressure! I hope I can live up to that 😉 Seriously, Gretchen is funny- I think because of the area she writes about that I feel like I can relate to her! Jen L is funny too- I enjoy her first 2 books over and over again 🙂

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