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Handcuffs & High Heels

(Ruby Wisdom #1)

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Meet Ruby Wisdom. Smart and sensible. Humorous and heroic. Tough and tender. As the only private investigator in tiny Wormwood, New York, Ruby handles a wide range of caseseverything from jewel heists and cheating husbands to stolen wedding gowns, kidnapped artwork and fraudulent heirs.

In HANDCUFFS & HIGH HEELS, Ruby is hired by the wife of a millionaire when the woman
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ebook, 199 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by J.M. Edwards (first published July 28th 2014)
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LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014


Dollycass Thoughts

This story is all about the characters.

Ruby Wisdom, ex-wife of the local sheriff, is a P.I. you dont want to mess with. She has gained a lot of wisdom herself over the years to live up to her name. She is a woman with curves and her favorite snack is Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls. She is dating a younger man, Clint. Her is a UPS delivery man who not only looks great in his uniform but makes her happy and treats her right. Her Aunt and Uncle are todays version of the
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Three Book Loving Broads
Reviewed by Vivian
Recommended 18+

I would categorize this as a high jinx mystery novel. This story centers around a divorcee, Ruby Wisdom, who was at one time married to the town of Wormwood's local sheriff. Currently she is a private detective hired to solve the towns crime, one involving Violet Sullivan. On their initial meeting Ruby requests she bring a box of Little Debbie Swiss Rolls along, one of her favorite treats. She hires Ruby to investigate her husbands indiscretions,Violet suspects
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Kat Davis
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun mystery to read. The main character showed the reality of a person's day to day struggles with family as she did her job. Definitely a book that I will read again in the future.
Trish Bedroom Bookworms
Handcuffs & High Heels was a welcome respite after the depression that Rouse Me left me in. J.M. Edwards was my indie author on 9/18 and she was just the sweetest thing. I really looked forward to a light-hearted read. I definitely got that. While I wouldnt call it perfect, it was a really great first book by a new author. I would have no hesitance in reading more of JMs work and I think thats the best measure of what I thought of the book.

Overall Rating: 4 stars- Kept telling myself just
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Stacey
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Ruby Wisdom, the only P.I. in a town so small everyone knows everyone else's business. She's hired by Violet to confirm that her husband's cheating on her. When said husband turns up dead at a local motel, she finds herself no longer looking into who he was cheating with, but who would want him dead.

I loved this book. The characters were quirky, and there were many times I found myself laughing at some of the things they were saying and doing. Ruby is surrounded by a bunch
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Kathy
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ruby Wisdom is the only P.I. in her small town, Wormwood, NY, where, as can be expected, everyone knows everyone elses business. Ruby is hired by Violet, wife of the town car dealer, to determine and get evidence on her cheating husband. As Ruby gathers evidence, things move to a new level when the husband is killed. How does this impact on Rubys investigation? Who is responsible for the death? There are numerous twists and turns presented as Ruby and the reader weave their way toward a solid ...more
Rhonda
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 STARS

This is a light hearted cozy mystery. It was pretty good at keeping you guessing who the murder was. No one liked the victim, lots of suspects & money. Lots of humor, drama, & characters in the small town of Wormwood, New York.

It has a charming, wity, smart and divorced woman P.I. as the main character, Ruby Wisdom. She uses a lot of big words and sayings she is always having to explain to everyone. It makes it seem like everyone is stupid around Ruby. Ruby's ex-husband is the
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Jenna
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Ruby Wisdom's life is a mixed bag. She's pursuing a career she loves and a relationship with a man she loves, but seems to be surrounded by a cast of characters who try her patience - to say the least! Regardless, her life in small town Wormwood, New York is anything but dull. Sure, there's a bit of corny, hokey-ness in the pages of Handcuffs & High Heels, but you'll be far too busy chuckling at Ruby's one-liners to care.

In a small town, everyone knows everyone's name . . . and their
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Jessica
Originally published at Novel Escapism

Handcuffs & High Heels is a generally good murder mystery in terms of plot and the main character. Private investigator, Ruby Wisdom, has been hired to check into a philandering husband but when that same man is found dead in a seedy motel wearing nothing but fur-lined handcuffs and leopard-print high heels, Ruby must work quickly to find the truth before her client is arrested for the murder. Ruby Wisdom is a good protagonist. Shes smart and sassy with
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Denise
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Handcuffs & High Heels' was a book that was funny, different and it has a great storyline. I liked the way the story was told. Ruby and her never ending remarks had me laughing and shaking my head throughout this book. I loved that she isn't the typical size 0 drop dead gorgeous PI. For me, Ruby appeared as a beautiful person inside and out, including her curvaceous physique. The characters were a great cast of characters. I loved how they each had their own quirks. A great add to your tbr ...more
Cathy Geha
This is both a lighthearted romance and a book of sleuthing by private eye Ruby Wisdom. It was easy to read, somewhat predictable and rather fun. It reminded me of a Janet Evanovich book, for some reason, so I would recommend it to those who like her books.

I received a copy of this book through Librarythings author giveaway program in exchange for a review of the book.
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Holly Ganz
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it!

I love that ruby is not the typical detective. she's a plus size girl and that's a nice change from most other detective books. I was very entertained and didn't want to put it down! can't wait to read more about ruby and her adventures
Jai
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ruby's way with words tends to baffle the locals but she's not unkind about it. People like to talk to Ruby and somewhere amongst all the gossip and personal opinions she finds the answers for her client Violet, and helps the police along the way. A fun, good read.
Excalibur Snape
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, bout-books-12-0
One word KINKY
Its CSI Trueblood style minus the supernatural.
This is an adult read.
Sex and murder.
I just loved this book and I can't wait to read the next in the series.
I loved the main character in this book I could really relate with her.
I love strong female characters.
Sonya Sherow
Okay, I did have to pull out the dictionary from time to time. It still was a fun read and can't wait until the next Ruby Wisdom PI comes out. Time for me to hit up some Little Debbie's....LOL Keep reading
B-)
Melinda T. Witt
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just right

This book has the right amount of mystery to keep you engaged; the author gives the right amount of character development to stay involved, and the right amount of comedy! This is the kind of book that can help when times are tough.
Alexander Boeringa
Goodreads not too deep and fun

...A God attempt at establishing a brand. Could use more development of the characters and less gushing over her guy. Some stereotypes that wear thin but overall light reading and pleasant.
Beth
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Madcap

I really enjoyed reading about Ruby, Clint, Hank and Violet as they get through the murder of Ruby's husband, Tripp.
MaryAnne Truemper
Light read.

interesting characters.unafraid to confront current social issues. language is unusual uplifting
we have a chance to learn and use new vocabulary.
Susan Moxley
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story. loved it and want to read more
Outi
Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, koneella
Nice story. I didn't like Ruby, but I appreciate well written books like this.
Elaine Watson
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very enjoyable
Cornflakefrontiernet.net
Totally laugh out loud funny!

Expressions make this book. Great cast of characters. Ruby is a hoot. Looking forward to reading more from this author
Janet
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very good
Nancy Morris
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun read!

I wanted to read something that would make me smile. This book did that! I will be reading more Ruby Wisdom stories.
Marilyn
Oct 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good

the book is full of people who were sexually actecd to some people who were very bad people.the was a surprise.
Kathryn West
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Frothy, light hearted but engaging murder/mystery romp. Will be reading more!
James R. Stenhouse spark
Enjoyed...Sharp plays on words between characters. Go Ruby
Peg
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edwards-j-m
Enjoyed the book

The list of characters in this book will make you laugh and keep you guessing who murdered Violet's cheating husband.
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