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In a 1958 West German village, twenty-one-year-old German police officer Walter Hofmann wants nothing more than to dance to the latest rock ‘n’ roll tunes at the nearby American air base. But the girls flock to the easy-going GIs, their dollars, and their fancy cars. Worse yet, the entire country—including his younger sister—is ecstatic about the recent arrival of Private ...more
Paperback, 1-edition, 312 pages
Published March 2nd 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing
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Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Doris Dumrauf's "Oktober Heat" is a fascinating mystery novel set in Germany- post Cold War. This one was given to me by the author herself for reviewing and I am truly thankful for that. Before going into more details about the novel, I would like to say about the book's cover. Only one word can describe the cover and that word is A-W-E-S-O-M-E. It is really an awesome cover because the 'music record' is indeed a significant element in this book. I had to say something about the cover because i ...more
Lou LaJeunesse
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Oktober Heat by Doris Dumrauf

This is an exceptionally good read.
It takes place post world War II era ( Cold War)) Germany. If you read Historical, Mystery,or Romance novels. Read this one.
In a small German village, that has grown with the building of a US military base and all of the a rookie police officer deals with a multitude of issues.
After reading this novel, I do not want to give you spoilers .and ruin the reading of the book. I will compare this book to a hearty recipe.
In a small
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Alexander
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oktober Heat revolves around murder investigation in Germany sometime in the fifties. Surprisingly, once made privy to the story facilitator in the shape of a mystery behind young woman being killed, story develops in a few directions regarding main character. Instead of being focused intently on the task at hand we gradually get acquainted with the young police officer personal dealings, what regarding his own family and friendships, what with his profession, and amid relationship with his sist ...more
Rosalind Gibb
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
A sleepy village in West Germany is changing fast. A young policeman, Walter Hofmann, is looking for love but all the girls seem to flock towards the soldiers stationed at the American air base.
One day, he discovers a body and finds himself hot on the heels of a killer…
Oktober Heat is a murder mystery but also an interesting slice of social history. The book is filled with lovely, rich descriptions of a traditional way of life in 1950s West Germany, and its changing face since the opening of the
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Sydney
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.

Genre: historical fiction; mystery; romance
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Claudia Stadler
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Das buch "Oktober Heat" wurde von Doris Dumrauf verfasst und erschien 2017.

Der junge Polizist Walter Hofmann wird zu einem Fall hinzugezogen, den auch die Flughafenpolizei betrifft. Diese Flughafenpolizei wird von den Amerikanern betrieben und da ein Mitarbeiter außerhalb des Flughafens verschwand, ist die Dienststelle der Lauterbacher Polizei dazu zuständig. Doch es stellt sich heraus, dass viel mysteriösere Dinge zugehen, in und rund um den Flughafen. Mord, Entführung und eine langwieriger Fal
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Doris Dumrauf grew up in the West German state of Rheinland-Pfalz, a region with a huge concentration of U.S. military bases. Her childhood experiences, combined with her long employment on a U.S. air base and a love of history, became the inspiration for her novel. After moving to the United States in 1995, Doris published numerous articles in magazines and newspapers.
Doris is also an award-winn
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