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Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes (Domestic Equalizers #4)

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  783 Ratings  ·  100 Reviews
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 Edwi ...more
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Published July 8th 2008 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for; book release: June 2008

How 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
Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
Jan 09, 2009 Cindi (cheesygiraffe) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-read
This book had my laughing at bunch. The best laugh I had in a while was when Edwina and Debbie Sue were in the airport. Let's just say Ed and the meds you take for motion sickness are not something to mix together.
In the end, Debbie Joe and Edwina get their man with a little help from a NY cop and a Texas librarian.
Sandy Vaughan
Mar 27, 2011 Sandy Vaughan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened
I don't know that you need to be a Texan to enjoy this as my Scottish born husband and I had to stay up until it was finished! Maybe you just have to enjoy laughing. What we have is two lady investigators/beauticians who have been invited to New York City as guest speakers at a conference for professional investigators or those who think they might want to enter the field. And in the city we have a killer of prostitues. Now how can you mix this up to be funning? I won't tell but I will recommend ...more
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
The 4th installation of Edwina (Ed) and Debbie Sue's life in Salt Lick Texas. this time the ladies are on their way to NY for a PI convention as speakers. Of course someone dies while they are there and they help solve the crime.

This is a cross between chick lit and a cozy mystery.
Jun 30, 2008 Mendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am now on the Boarders band wagon! They keep Dixie Cash books in regular fiction not romance!! Fun book that was pretty easy to predict but love the hiumor and the bigger than life TEas gals!
May 01, 2009 Helen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable detective novel with two main characters that have a great sense of humor and their visit to New York City is quite an experience.
Kristen Smith
May 10, 2009 Kristen Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Light hearted & funny- I laughed and laughed
Debbie Sue and Edwina head to the Big Apple to speak about their PI skills at a national conference. Of course trouble and mayhem follow in their wake.

Edwina, afraid of flying, has to get overly medicated for the big trip. She causes great embarrassment to herself and "Deputy Do," I mean Debbie Sue, before they even set foot on the plane.

When they do arrive in NYC they find that someone is killing prostitutes. Leave it to Edwina to befriend one. Edwina strikes up a conversation with working girl
Dec 25, 2015 Sandie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dixie-cash
Well, I have always enjoyed this series. Its not one of my very favorite but they are good books with a good sense of humor. I think this 4th installment is the best one I have read so far and I laughed out loud at several parts in the book. They are just fun and easy going books.

Edwina and Debbie Sue get into some real interesting escapades, there is not a moments boredom around them! This book takes place in New York instead of Salt Lick Texas and some of the regular characters like the ladie
Kathleen Hagen
Don’t Make Me Choose Between You and my Shoes, by Dixie Cash, narrated by Peggity Price, produced by Lone Star Books, owned by Recorded Books, and downloaded from

This is the fourth book in the series, but it’s my first read. I’ve seen the names of these books for a while now and laughed out loud at every title, which sounds like the first lines of country music songs. I needed a lighter moment so I finally read one. This series is about two women, Debbie Sue, and Edwina, (ed) are co
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 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
The Dixie Cash series (this is the 2nd I've read) are what I'd call high-comfort reads. Totally chick-lit with a whisper of empowerment for the small-town girl in many of us. This has the bonus of a young beautiful librarian who wants to become a private eye (having been inspired by the lead duo, Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin). This unlikely threesome end up at a national private investigators convention in NYC and trouble ensues. We've got a rogue cop on the loose and he's way ...more
Bernette Beals
Mar 26, 2015 Bernette Beals rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes review

Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes is a funny book in the Domestic Equalizers series written by authors Dixie Cash. It's the first time that I've read a book by them, but it won't be the last.
Gina Panettieri
Sep 04, 2012 Gina Panettieri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nobody does Texas humorous womens fiction like Dixie Cash. This time the Domestic Equalizers are invited to NY to speak at a private investigators' conference, and as only Debbie Sue and Ed can do, quickly turn theory into practice when a serial killer who has been stalking the City's prostitues targets someone they befriend. With a karoke contest turned riot, a slight case of breaking-and-entering requiring the bomb squad and a block-wide evacuation, and a sweet romance for a newfound (Texan) g ...more
Oct 27, 2014 Carole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-books-read
Two friends from Texas, coworkers in a beauty shop and detective agency, are invited to present at an annual conference of private investigators. They meet new friends and become involved in murder, but are glad to leave New York when the conference ends.
Maryann Sulic
The two main characters Debbie Sue and Edwina are a hoot. Sometimes way too madcap, but other times I laughed out loud. Lighthearted. Didn't realize it was 4th in a series, but I think it stood alone well enough.
Mar 22, 2013 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another escapade for the Domestic Equalizers. This one takes them to New York City where they have been invited to speak at a National Association of Private Investigators convention. True to course, Debbie Sue and Edwina find themselves caught up in a serial murder case. Along the way, they befriend a fellow Texan, Celina, who has traveled to NYC to attend the convention, and Cher, an undercover cop posing as a lady of the night. Amid hilarity, raunchiness, murder, and mayhem, the girls leave t ...more
Mar 08, 2015 Gizzard rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Middling mystery where things are often unnecessarily silly and obnoxious. These are semi cozies, but with f bombs and occasional sex.
Bettina Elliott
Mar 09, 2016 Bettina Elliott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was the first one in this series that i stumbled upon, but now i have to find them all
Shelba Pittman
Jan 23, 2015 Shelba Pittman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New York City is printed about a thousand times in this book and it still makes me laugh so hard!!
Jan 15, 2015 Schatze rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this series. It has just enough mystery and a lot of laughs.
This book was a fun read. It had humor/comedy, but also a couple of scenes at the end that had me holding my breath. I've never been to New York City, but I have been to small town Texas and lived in the DFW area for about 8 years, so I had a good feel for that. I enjoyed that the main characters were from small towns and their impressions of the big city.

While there was a mystery, this isn't built like a traditional mystery. It's still there, but almost in a secondary sense to the story.

I'm l
Kathy Wheeler
Light reading -- not too terrible. It made me laugh several times.
Debbie Sue and Edwina own a hair salon and a detective agency in Salt Lick, TX, and are delighted when they're asked to speak at the big private investigator convention in New York City. Once there, they meet Celina, a fellow-Texan, who is looking for adventure before her even tinier home town kills her with boredom. The three good-hearted, if sometimes rowdy, women meet a lot of people in the Big Apple, from a handsome cop who zeroes in on Celina to a friendly, feisty prostitute to a serial kil ...more
Deb Androvich
needed something light and entertaining......
Jun 26, 2012 Judith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: need-to-laugh
This book was so much fun. I absolutely LOVED it. How could I not? I feel like I've known Debbie Sue and Edwina my whole life. This is the first book I've read featuring the 'Domestic Equalizers'. Private Investigators who also run a Beauty Salon on the other side of their office in Salt Lick Texas. I laughed out loud with their misadventures in New York City. It was an easy read and I just flew through the pages. It was delightful and so much fun.....can't wait to read the other books featuring ...more
Feb 02, 2016 Carol marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Good read and fun too!
Nov 20, 2008 TcH rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH my gosh this book was SO GOOD. I was OUT LOUD laughing through the whole thing. I had it with me at the gym. I am sure people thought I was nuts. I was reading it while Kambrie was napping, afraid I would wake her up b/c I was laughing so hard. THIS BOOK ROCKS. I read it in 1.5 days! I could NOT put it down. I was literally holding my breath during a few of the parts. great book MAKE SURE YOU READ IT!!!!
I'm going to go request the rest of the books by this author at my library!
Karen Benson
Jun 04, 2016 Karen Benson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was attracted to this book's title...I AM A SHOE GIRL! I was not disappointed.

Oh what fun and never a dull moment. Can't wait to read more in the series.
Anne Hawn Smith
This is the second book by this author that I have read. Debbie Sue and Edwina from a tiny Texas town have been invited to New York to a detectives conference. They are detectives who operate a beauty parlor along with their detective agency. This is a cozy Southern mystery and has lots of local color. There is romance, hi-jinks and some pretty good reasoning all wrapped up in one lighthearted mystery.
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