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June 5, 2008

Review: Don’t Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes by Dixie Cash

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Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes by Dixie Cash

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 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!


Reviewed by Julie


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