from Barbara D'Amato
I'm extremely sad to report that Edward S. Gilbreth has passed away. Ed reviewed mysteries and crime novels for the Sun-Times for many years, after a distinguished career in the newspaper business. Ed was the most wonderful reviewer you could hope to have discuss your book. He was deeply well-read in the field, but more important, because he knew what was out there, he was fair. Ed liked certain books more than others for his own reading--who doesn't?--but when he reviewed your book, you wouldn't know whether it was his cup of oolong or not. He could say that it was a good book of its type. I wish there were a thousand others like him.