Sara Paretsky, president of Mystery Writers of America, whose most recent book Brush Back has been 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.”
Your books are the best chapter books I’ve read, except for the Harry Potter books.”
Alice Ott has given me energy!”
Finally last night I felt at ease and felt space and room to breathe, and low and behold found your book, and, miracle of miracles, felt I could actually settle in, even briefly, and check into the book… And it captured me right away… swept me up actually… So again tonight I carried on with it and what a feeling… Just to let myself sink into the book and not just be scurrying about and worrying,checking things off and adding new ones to my endless lists… So a hearty thank you indeed!!! Best therapy I could have found for sure.
Meanwhile am trying to pace myself w. the book, as there is that tendency to plunge on relentlessly and skip that helpful thing known as sleep… But I do think I’ll read just a tiny bit more before turning in entirely, as I stopped at a critical moment & hardly dare leave the characters in such a tricky and intriguing place, whispering as the shower drowns out their voices, they sitting perched on the edge of the tub, conspiratorially. Hmmmm, the plot certainly thickens.”
Enid Keil Sichel (Author of “The Physicist’s Cat) says:
Danger in the Air” is a book that I couldn’t put down until I finished it. It reminded me of the early John le Carré novels with lots of suspense, characters with mysterious motivations, and several funny bits. I assume your Special Agent Kalman was named after Rudolf Emil Kalman, the co-inventor of the Kalman filter. A wonderful in-joke. I eagerly await Alice Ott’s next adventure.”