Sinking Suspicions

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Suspicions run high when murder mixes with identity theft in the latest installment of the popular Sadie Walela mystery series set in Cherokee Country. No sooner does Sadie embark on an unexpected business trip to the beautiful island of Maui, when her long-time neighbor, Buck Skinner, a full-blood Cherokee and World War II veteran, goes missing and becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a petty identity thief.

Iconic lawman Lance Smith joins a community-wide search, but Buck is nowhere to be found. As evidence mounts against her old friend, Sadie rushes to return home to help—only to be delayed by an island-wide earthquake and her own sinking suspicions.

A diverse cast of characters weave together a breathless story of murder, thievery, and the toll of war on the human spirit. In her effort to restore balance to her neighbor’s life, Sadie not only uncovers the truth, but unravels much more than a murder.
“Sara Sue Hoklotubbe’s Sinking Suspicions will weave its way into the tapestry of your literary life with characters that will charm you, frighten you, and, best, of all surprise you—one heck of a good read.”—Craig Johnson, New York Times best-selling author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries, the basis of A&E’s hit drama Longmire

“In Sinking Suspicions, Sara Sue Hoklotubbe’s third Sadie Walela mystery, her likable and resourceful heroine takes a solitary trip to Hawaii. On her way to the Islands, Sadie learns that a Cherokee neighbor has gone missing and that her partner Lance is doing his best to find him. Sadie’s Island journey, full of light and enchantment, is described beautifully by Hoklotubbe. Meanwhile, back in Oklahoma Lance’s crime solving is full of darkness. Hoklotubbe deftly explores the darkness and the light in this fascinating mystery.”—Judith Van Gieson, author of the Neil Hamel and Claire Reynier mystery series

“A riveting beginning, a fascinating background, and an engrossing story make Sinking Suspicions another excellent book in Sara Sue Hoklotubbe's superior series.”—Carolyn Hart, author of Ghost Wanted

“Another intriguing mystery from a gifted storyteller. With a sure hand, Sara Sue Hoklotubbe ratchets up the suspense while exploring the myths, passions, and fears of modern-day Cherokees.  If you haven’t yet caught up with this author, Sinking Suspicions is a fine place to make her acquaintance.”—Margaret Coel, author of the Wind River mystery series

“Action, romance, and even bit of World War II history combine to make Sinking Suspicions a memorable story that leaves readers satisfied—and with a grin on our faces. Sara Sue Hoklotubbe returns to the world of spunky Sadie Walela, a can-do Cherokee crime solver with a heart as big as the plains of her native Oklahoma.”—Anne Hillerman, author of the New York Times Bestselling Spider Woman's Daughter

Sinking Suspicions
224 Pages 5.5 x 8.5
Published: September 2014Paperback ISBN: 9780816531073
Published: September 2014Ebook ISBN: 9780816598717

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