Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes

Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes

by Dixie Cash

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Overview

New York City is miles from Salt Lick, Texas, in more ways than one, but Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin are rarin' to go. The best friends/beauty shop owners/private-eye partners have been offered an all-expense-paid trip to the National Association of Private Investigators convention in the Big Apple. Debbie Sue sees the invitation as validation, but Edwina has one goal: to get her feet into a pair of super-glam designer shoes, not easily had back home. Yee-haw!

As a sign of things to come, the two Texas tornadoes don't even get out of the state without causing pandemonium at the Dallas airport. And once they land in the Big City they meet Celina, a small-town librarian who's broke and bereft from getting robbed, and Cher, an amiable "working girl" with a heart of gold. Taking them under their wings, they head right for trouble as Edwina nearly starts a riot in the hotel bar.

But the Big Apple hasn't seen nothin' yet! While helping shy Celina hook up with a hunky young police detective, the Domestic Equalizers bumble their way into a murder investigation that could end up leaving Debbie Sue deceased and Edwina stone-cold in her new Jimmy Choos!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060829742
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/2008
Series: Domestic Equalizers Series , #4
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 667,823
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dixie Cash is Pam Cumbie and her sister, Jeffery McClanahan. They grew up in rural West Texas among "real life fictional characters" and 100 percent real cowboys and cowgirls. Some were relatives and some weren't. Pam has always had a zany sense of humor and Jeffery has always had a dry wit. Surrounded by country western music, when they can stop laughing long enough, they work together creating hilarity on paper. Both live in Texas—Pam in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex and Jeffery in a small town near Fort Worth.

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Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes

Chapter One

Manhattan, July 2006

He stuffed his shirt into his pants, zipped up and looked one last time into the mirror. The bathroom lighting was hardly flattering, but he didn't care. He hadn't come here to impress.

He opened the door leading to the bedroom and watched the prostitute slide her cell phone into her purse, pull out a tissue and blot the red color from her lips. He hated that greasy red shit and he had told her he wouldn't tolerate lipstick stains on his clothing or anything else.

He approached her from behind, wrapped his arms around her and jerked her body against his. His hands were large. They encircled her throat with ease. Her eyes displayed a flash of panic and a thrill rushed through him. Her head turned toward him, a questioning look on her face.

He grabbed her by the hair and threw her onto the bed. She screamed, but then he was on her, straddling her andmuffling her sounds with his hand. She kicked and bit, was stronger than she looked. Before she could do more damage, he went for her throat and crushed the sound from her.

Seconds later she ceased to struggle, but he didn't let go. He knew she had only lost consciousness. It would take several minutes for her to lose life. Thank God he was strong.

Meanwhile, in a brownstone several blocks away, the prostitute's only friend received a text message sent fifteen minutes earlier from the familiar cell phone number.

B home soon. No prob. He's a cop.

Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes. Copyright © by Dixie Cash. Reprinted bypermission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this author could write about mud slides and make it funny. there are always interesting characters and situations. a big plus is the author is from texas.
Squeex on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lordy! This one is the best one yet of the series!!! The mystery started a lot earlier and the romance was fairly mellow. I honestly don't mind when the mystery starts or how much romance goes on...so long as Debbie Sue and Edwina do their thang, this reader/listener is a happy pup. Debbie Sue and Edwina are asked to head up to New York City to speak at a convention. There are some gaffes and snafu's, but that's to be expected. And I kept cracking up throughout. Bless their hearts, they take NYC and the NYPD and the bad guys by storm. What they may lack in 'sophistication' they more than make up for with their common ordinary horse sense. They can read a scene and people like no one bidness and that works in their favor when they discover a likely serial killer. I think I am getting this whole series on audio for my keeper shelf. I would love to visit with the gals any time I want. Five big ol' NYC ain't seen nuthin' yet diamonds....
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for queuemyreview.com; book release June 2008How can any red-blooded woman pass up a book with the title ¿Don¿t Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes¿? The latest offering by Dixie Cash is a hilarious caper starring two of the most unlikely private eyes you¿d ever want to meet: Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin, owners of the Styling Station Beauty Salon in Salt Lick, Texas! I would definitely classify this book in the genre of madcap mystery.I began smiling when I read the title. I began giggling and snorting from page 2. After that it was pretty much laughter all the way to the final page. These two are a hoot and a half! If you like big hair and can say ¿y¿all¿ without having to think about it, then this is definitely a book you need to read. Although my first by this author, this is actually the fourth book in the Debbie Sue series. First was ¿Since You¿re Leaving Anyway, Take Out The Trash!¿, followed by ¿My Heart May Be Broken, but My Hair Still Looks Great¿, then came ¿I Gave You My Heart, but You Sold It Online¿, and now ¿Don¿t Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes¿. Believe you me, the books are just as funny as the titles indicate.Debbie Sue is an ex-Pro Barrel Racing Rodeo Queen. The love of her life is her husband (for the second time) Buddy Overstreet. Cash¿s earlier books tell more of the story of Debbie Sue and Buddy¿s tangled relationship while Debbie Sue stumbles into the private investigation business. In the current book, Debbie Sue and Edwina get invited to speak at the National Association of Private Investigators annual conference being held in New York City. They¿ve obviously hit the big time and neither Debbie Sue and Edwina nor New York City will ever be the same!They become mixed up in a serial murder case when Edwina befriends a professional prostitute at their hotel bar. Murder, mayhem, and hilarity ensue as Debbie Sue and Edwina pit their Texan stubbornness and sense of justice against pretty much the entire public safety system in New York City. Their hijinks involve the police, the bomb squad, the fire department, and emergency services. They even manage to befriend a fellow Texan and abet her budding romance in between investigating, giving a speech, shopping, and the occasional drunken brawl!Once you pick up this book, you just can¿t put it down. The action and laughter are non-stop and her writing style is addictive. If you enjoy mystery and comedy, don¿t miss ¿Don¿t Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes¿ by Dixie Cash. You may want to make sure you¿re not reading it in public unless you want to explain why you¿re laughing so hard!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont let the makeup and heals get you she go to boots and mud in 2 seconds flat
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Even though it was a decent read the story felt rushed. (209 pages)
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JBrunner More than 1 year ago
This book is another hilarious hit for Dixie Cash. Taking Edwina and Debbie Sue to New York sounds incredibly scary to those readers who already know them, and the ones that don't will very quickly discover what kind of trouble seems to follow them wherever they go. Country girl Celina, hoping for some adventure on her trip to New York gets more than she could have ever imagined once she runs across the Domestic Equalizers and gets involved in their latest mess. Funny and funnier these adventures of Edwina and Debbie Sue are. I laughed so hard I had to take a break to get the tears out of my eyes. This is a fun read that will pick you up no matter what has you down. You just cannot help but to laugh at these two women and their crazy misadventures.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book for the following reasons: 1.it was funny 2.it was a warm-hearted story 3.the author had a clever way of binding and twisting away the story so it was very hard to put down 4.I fell so in love with wittiness of the characters that sometimes I thought I was part of the story 5.it was very very F-U-N-N-Y !!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Edwina and Debbie Sue are a duo resembling Cagney and Lacey, but high on hairspray, rodeo boots and high heels. I laughed until tears came out. The writing has good depictions, it is overall very descriptive. Arguments are zany, witty and funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book-I am a Northerner and thought this was a really funny. I loved the banter between the characters and they way they looked at NYC. I lived in the South for a bit and I could picture the women in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great beach read, especially if you are from the South. You pretty much have to understand southern slang to begin to understand the dialogue among the characters. Just as southern hair can be teased towards the gates of heaven, the plot is hugely outrageous. I laughed and snorted, not exactly the sound that a southern belle should make while sipping on a mint julip while sitting under a beach umbrella on the Redneck Riveria. You just might have a little bit of redneck in you if you enjoy this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dixie and Pam have done it again. I laughed until I had tears running down both cheeks. Not their best, but close.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Although they were second choice, Salt Lick, Texas private investigators Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins are thrilled to be invited to speak a at the National Association of P.I.s convention in New York City. Besides a free trip, they plans to investigate all the latest sleuthing gadgetry and designer shoes not that they can afford any with their beauty parlor being their moneymaker. The dynamic detecting Domestic Equalizer duo makes friends with natives such as some ladies like Cher who work the street for a living and visitors from Texas like mugging victim Celina. Although they swore no cases while enjoying a bite of the Big Apple, Debbie Sue and Edwina end up in the middle of an NYPD serial killer inquiry in which the murderer considers targeting two dizzy detective dames from Texas. The latest Domestic Equalizer mystery (see MY HEART MAY BE BROKEN, BUT MY HAIR STILL LOOKS GOOD and SINCE YOU'RE LEAVING ANYWAY, TAKE OUT THE TRASH) is more a culture war between rural Texas and urban Manhattan. The bets are on the two zany Salt Lick hair stylists. As always in this series, the lead duet try to do the right thing as they perceive that to be, but most often cause more problems for those they want to save and leads to plenty of humor. Readers will appreciate the Texas-Manhattan encounter as Debbie Sue and Edwina bring their hearts and humor to Times Square. Harriet Klausner