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Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes

(Domestic Equalizers #4)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  898 ratings  ·  114 reviews
Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin, beauticians, private eyes, and best friends, solve a murder and recover stolen library funds with new friends when invited to speak at an investigator's convention in New York City.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 27th 2008 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
May 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Our ladies are headed to New York City to speak at a convention of detectives. Before you get too excited the title given to them is Detecting for Dummies. They quickly prove them wrong by solving a crime none of the great detectives of NYPD could figure out.
Never underestimate a Texas Girl!
Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
Jan 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
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 rated it it was amazing
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.
Kristen Smith
May 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Light hearted & funny- I laughed and laughed
Apr 30, 2009 rated it liked it
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.
Apr 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
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!
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book 4 of the Domestic Equalizers might be my favorite one yet. Edwina and Debbie Sue are invited to speak at a private investigators conference in New York City (my face city!). Selena (a name I love), a librarian (like me!!!) in small town Dime Box, also attends the conference. These 3 women loose in NYC causes lots of laughs and gasps, as they deal with a murder. I would’ve given this book 5 stars...but there was one part that annoyed me some. There’s a scene where the radio comes on accident ...more
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series! This one was another wild ride with best friends and co workers Debbie Sue and Edwina. I like to think this series is like Thelma and Louise trying to be redneck Nancy Drew's! So much fun!
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
very screwball comedy, ala Lucille Ball, not even somewhat realistic
Sally Andrews
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Good for some laughs. Too much bad language, which really wasn't necessary. And a few typos. But still, cute story.
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
New York City is in for a treat!
Dana Miller
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
always a good laugh! I love this series!!!
Mar 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was hard to finish. If it hadn't been for the tickler at the beginning of the book I would not have finished it. Almost all of the book was just everyday chit chat between people. This made it quite boring and slow.
Anne Trinkle
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FUNNY, SOUTHERN, SUSPENSEFUL AND JUST A GREAT AUDIOBOOK! Does contain foul language so if you can't handle some trash talkin Texas women who are amateur sleuths, don't read this. But if you want to laugh and hear some funny southern sayings and just be entertained, get this audiobook and check it out.
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
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
This is one of those fun books where you must not look for hidden meanings or even consider how realistic things are ….. Just relax your brain and enjoy the ride. Debbie Sue and Edwina, two best friends/beauty shop owners are also private investigators. They run their small operation “Domestic Equalizers” in the back area of their beauty shop. (How all this happened is apparently the subject of the previous three books.) They live in the small town of Salt Lick, Texas. Their husbands apparently ...more
Rachel Sides
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure if trouble follows Debbie Sue and Edwina to the big city or if they manufacture it when they get there, but they always find trouble. Fun read.
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
Below is my rave review of this audiobook when I listened to it in 2010. It still most definitely stands. Action and funny and not in their element, the Domestic Equalizers kick Yankee butt in this one. SO GOOD!
I can definitely recommend this book, this author and this series.
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
May 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: authors-d
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
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
Gina Panettieri
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 15, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Jun 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Mandy Moore
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved it.. These girls are a hoot..I remember thinking to myself when Ed & Debbie Sue did something hilarious that they reminded of times spent with my sister & all the laughs we've had.. how we can say stuff to one another that nobody else in the world better even think of then come to find out, the book is written by two sisters... I will definately be reading others by Dixie Cash!!
Nov 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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!
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