Dear Miss Snark,
Maybe this only works if you have already published several novels and held down a couple of high profile jobs in the entertainment industry, but lately my query has been 95% credits, with only the last line mentioning my new novel.
So far I’ve been getting about a 50% “Let’s see the book” response rate from agents (and 49% no reply). Given the obstacles you’ve just showcased with query letters and opening pages, do you see any reason for me to return to the standard synopsis and first five pages approach?
I'm not arguing with success, why would you?