"...Stylistically more Hardy Boys than hardboiled, but the real attraction is Dumrauf's sensitive rendering of postwar Germany, where a community of war widows and financially struggling young Germans copes with a sudden influx of American military personnel, with their ready cash and rock 'n' roll records."
--Pittsburgh City Paper
"Author Doris Dumrauf has written a captivating story of adventure and mystery that includes kidnappings of police men and a police man's sister, as well as a murder in her historical fiction novel, Oktober Heat. Taking place in 1958 Germany on an U.S. army base, this novel is filled with rich characters and a well-developed plot line that readers will enjoy. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy a deeply developed historical fiction."
-- Singing Librarian Books