Gumshoe Review Editorial
Date: February 2008
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[Note: This months image from Upside Down Maps -- a site that has maps that put the southern continent to the top of the map.]
This month we have an interview with Steve Hockensmith and a review of his new book The Black Dove, the third book of his Holmes on the Range series.
I also hope you'll check out Last Rituals: An Icelandic Novel of Secret Symbols, Medieval Witchcraft, and Modern Murder by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir. Set in Iceland, we learn about the country and its history while a murderer is sought.
There are also quite a few mysteries this month featuring romance as well as mystery. That seems only fair as Valentine's Day approaches -- perhaps your special someone could use a good mystery along with the chocolates and roses.
Now on to our regular announcements (Note: We still need more reviewers -- see how to apply below.)
While we're happy to have a core of great reviewers for Gumshoe, we'd like to have more. If you have a great desire to review mysteries for no pay but the glory of a by-line, write to us at editor(at)gumshoereview(dot)com telling us a bit about yourself and send a 500 word (or so) review of a mystery that you have recently read as a sample. We should be able to get back to you within the month.
Publishers Take Note:
Material sent to us will be listed in our books received column and may also be commented on or reviewed. With few exceptions, material not sent will not be listed or reviewed. Please send materials to Gumshoe c/o Gayle Surrette, 16440 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD 20613.
Gumshoe covers the entire spectrum of the mystery genre. If it seems that we are heavily leaning towards cozies it could be because we're receiving cozies. If it's mystery, mystery/thriller, noir, police procedural, whatever...send it along and well add it to our books received and maybe even review it.
Many have asked -- we do cover small press. So, if your book is a published by a small press make sure we get a copy to add to our books received column and list for our reviewers.
Media People Take Note:
We'd really like to have some reviews of newly released DVDs and other media but if we don't get copies we unlikely to review them. So send your copies to Gumshoe c/o Gayle Surrette, 16440 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD 20613.
We'd like to add a convention calendar to our magazine. However, we don't have time to scour the internet looking for what's happening in the mystery arena. Please send us your convention listings. Send to: editor(at)gumshoereview(dot)com.
Letters to the Editor(s):
Putting out a monthly ezine is always entertaining and for us a learning experience -- however, without feedback we really don't know how we're doing.
Write and let us know what you think of our zine and how we could make it better or what you thought of the books we reviewed. Send to: editor(at)gumshoereview(dot)com.
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