Great characters and an authentic Native American setting (Oklahoma's Cherokee country) make this second series title a good pick for Tony Hillerman fans.
A wacky cast of characters complements a plot line that, while familiar, offers its share of twists.
The sequel to Deception on All Accounts
builds Sadie's reputation as an amateur sleuth while continuing to portray the strength of Native American culture and the discrimination its adherents face. Readers will want to follow a budding romantic relationship as well as another career change ahead for Hoklotubbe's appealing protagonist.
The American Café
is a pleasing and satisfying novel with plenty of suspense and tension layered with ambience and soul, which Hoklotubbe then populates with characters both warm and wicked. This engaging adventure leaves readers looking forward to Sadie's next adventure.