Deception on all accounts.
University of Arizona press. Sara Sue
Sue Hoklotubbe takes a fresh plot idea, adds
her clear-eyed Cherokee view of tribal
thinking and small town Oklahoma banking,
and gives us a dandy mystery novel. Donít
"Seldom have I read a novel that I
enjoyed this much. The book is written with
a tight, fast-paced style that engages and
holds the reader throughout."
"Deception on All Accounts is an
impressive debut. Sara Sue Hoklotubbe is a
skillful writer with a fine eye for the
details that bring characters and settings
to life. "
~Judith Van Gieson
debut mystery, Sara Sue Hoklotubbe has come
up with a unique protagonist in an unusual
job for an amateur sleuth. She makes good
use of her own Cherokee heritage to enhance
the mystery while not overwhelming the
reader with too much history. Deception on
All Accounts is a well plotted story with
excellent characters and pacing, making for
a very enjoyable read. An auspicious debut."
~Sally Powers, I Love a Mystery
"One of the best mysteries I have
read in a long time . . . The plotting is
rich, the main characters interesting and
mostly sympathetic, the story gripping, the
writing straightforward. . . . This is Ms.
Hoklotubbe's first novel and I hope it isn't
her last. I highly recommend Deception on
~Diana Vickery, Mystery News
"It's a pleasure to make the
acquaintance of Sadie Walela, a banker in
northeastern Oklahoma who is thrust into the
role of amateur sleuth after a spate of
branch robberies leaves several colleagues
dead and her career in critical condition. .
. . Hoklotubbe paints a believable picture
of Indian-white relations in small-town
America and crafts a series protagonist as
savvy as she is sweet."
"Evenly paced prose, increasingly
suspenseful plotting, and the emergence of a
strong heroine characterize this promising
"A rich and multi-layered suspense
thriller . . . Sadie Walela is a protagonist
that we will want to revisit again and again
even after we uncover the truth beyond the
deception. 'Deception on All Accounts' is a
tangled web of intrigue that will grip you
from start to finish."
~Indian Country Today
"A good page-turning first novel . .
. You care about the main characters and
want to follow their stories."
~Nigel Tappin, Mystery Review
"Draws readers into Cherokee life and
Native American culture, offering insight
into a world unfamiliar to most readers."
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