Ahhh! I was complaining about query letters just last week. But then the biweekly Writer’s Digest newsletter came out yesterday, and it turns out that they have a whole series on novel queries:

Successful Queries | WritersDigest.com.

Goodness, so much for my feeling that novel queries were less gimmicky than magazine queries. Some of these are incredibly quirky and charming. (I’m looking at you, The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic.)