Sara Paretsky, author of V I Warshawski mystery series, whose book Brush Back was named one of the 5 best crime novels of 2015 by The Washington Post, is quoted on the cover of Danger At the Gates. She says:
I love Alice Ott. I love the credibility of Alice Ott, a hero who can be old, in love, principled, and pass out where her oxygen runs out. Dusty Miller turns a polemic against nukes into a readable educational novel that doesn’t preach.”
Vicki Ryder says:
Granny Dusty Miller, who rages with both the Western Massachusetts and the Central Florida gaggles of Raging Grannies, has created a delightful series of mysteries with a Raging Granny as the main sleuth. Her character, named Alice Ott, is based on a real Granny who gets involved in solving mysteries with socio-political themes like bioweapons (Danger in the Air), nuclear power (Danger at the Gates), fracked gas pipelines (Danger Under Ground), racial profiling, unsafe LGBT teens and sanctuary for undocumented immigrants,(Danger In the House).
I know it can be hard to make time for reading when there’s so much going on in the world that demands our attention, but I’m afraid we can burn ourselves out if we don’t take some time for ourselves, too, so escaping into a good mystery could be just the thing. And with a Raging Granny at the center of each plot… well, what could be better than that?”
Paki Wieland, Western Mass. Gaggle and CODEPINK volunteer:
Alice Ott continues to inspire me and Raging Grannies everywhere! Her life is a model for the ever increasing number of aging women who want to engage despite physical limitations. Her clever insights and community can give us courage in these challenging times!
I am so happy she continues to expose injustice with her quiet wisdom and a cadre of nonviolent activists!”
Ellen Meeropol says:
I’m a fan of Dusty Miller and her mysteries. If you don’t know her work – a delicious mix of whodunit and social justice – you’re in for a treat.”
9 year-old Addie Marvin says:
Your books are the best chapter books I’ve read, except for the Harry Potter books.”
Frances Crowe, iconic peace activist, says:
Alice Ott has given me energy!”