In her 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 Newsletter
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 All Accounts
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 first mystery.
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.