03 September 2010

CURING THE BLUES WITH A NEW PAIR OF SHOES: Domestic Equalizers #5 - Dixie Cash, narr Peggity Price

From the back of the BOCD: The best-selling Dixie Cash novels featuring Domestic Equalizers Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin go down like a cold sarsaparilla on a hot Texas day. In Cash's CURING THE BLUES, the duo's many charms get the royal treatment in a side-splitting romp featuring pop music's most riveting figure.
Hey, baby, Debbie and Edwina aren't likely to thank anybody very much when a despicable sneak thief pilfers Elvis Presley's blue suede shoes--the main exhibit at a Salt Lick, Texas, festival for the King. Substituting old slippers for the stolen memorabilia, the irrepressible Equalizers are fit to be tied when the mystery of the missing footwear leads to even more curious happenings. But that's still not enough---not by a long shot!----to keep the ol' gals from doing a little matchmaking along the way.
Cash's delightful Lone Star State adventure proves as tasty as a bacon, banana, and peanut-butter sandwich---especially with a lively reading from acclaimed narrator Peggity Price.
I didn't think this one was as good as the past books in the series have been, but it was still highly enjoyable. I do love the colorful language, the cocktails, the matchmaking, the mystery and definitely the characters. The combination of the Dixie Cash writing team and the delightful Peggity Price giving voice to Debbie Sue and Edwina is winning one fer shure.
I know the formula by now, there is a new girl character, a new boy character, new boy and new girl tussle and eventually get together with the help of Debbie Sue and Edwina.
There is a myster to solve, sometimes things get a little out of hand, but it all works out. A Texas cozy mystery of the finest kind.
Elvis Presley visited Salt Lick back in the day when he was 19, he was given a pair of blue suede shoes. This famous pair of shoes eventually makes its way back to Salt Lick in time for the annual birthday celebration held each 9 January. Said famous shoes go missing from the diner where the celebration will be held and Debbie Sue and Edwina are on the case. Especially since the sheriff is a clueless goober. He's ineptitude is funny to listen to and listening to Debbie Sue control her temper and steer him in the right direction is priceless.
Four thank you, thank you very much beans.....


Aurian said...

I got stuck halfway reading Since you're leaving anyway, take out the trash. Perhaps I should give it another try soon.

Sherri said...

Sounds like a cute mystery! I've never read anything written by this author before. Thanks for the review!

Vickie said...

Aurian: It gets better after that first one, at least it did for me. Try the next one. I got hooked on the titles and listening to them.

Sherri: Oh, I really think you would enjoy this series. Give one of them a try.