#BookReview - Soot by Andrew Martin

York, 1799.

In August, an artist is found murdered in his home - stabbed with a pair of scissors. Matthew Harvey's death is much discussed in the city. The scissors are among the tools of his trade - for Harvey is a renowned cutter and painter of shades, or silhouettes, the latest fashion in portraiture. It soon becomes clear that the murderer must be one of the artist's last sitters, and the people depicted in the final six shades made by him become the key suspects. But who are they? And where are they to be found?

Later, in November, a clever but impoverished young gentleman called Fletcher Rigge languishes in the debtor's prison, until a letter arrives containing a bizarre proposition from the son of the murdered man. Rigge is to be released for one month, but in that time, he must find the killer. If he fails, he will be incarcerated again, possibly for life.

And so, with everything at stake, and equipped only with copies of the distinctive silhouettes, Fletcher Rigge be…

Netgalley November: My Goals




Firstly thank you to the lovely Daphne at Winged Reviews for drawing my attention to this brilliant event. Netgalley November is being hosted by Faye from A Daydreamer’s Thoughts, Kayleigh from K-Books and Laura from Bookish Treasures. I'm fairly new to Netgalley but already have a few books lined up to read so what better incentive to get cracking with them?! Also as a newish book blogger it would be lovely to get to know some more of my fellow book lovers. Please come and say hi!

I intend to read mostly Netgalley books this month although I do have a copy of Marbles, Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me by Ellen Forney tempting me, plus a couple of others I may find impossible to resist..

Anyway on my list are;

Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa
Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman
1920: America's Great War by Robert Conroy
Second Chance by David Perry
The n-Body Problem by Tony Burgess

I'm also awaiting a few approvals so may add them if selected depending on how well I do.

If you haven't already signed up, you can do so here.

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  1. Congratulations with starting your blog!

    It is great to get on top of your TBR as soon as possible. When I started out I was far to distracted by all of the shiny, shiny books on Netgalley and I over stretched myself. I am paying for it now as those earlier titles are negatively affecting my %

    I have really noticed that my approval rating has gone done since Netgalley started to provide a percentage on my profile.I am really hoping that this challenge will ell me to tackle my Netgalley TBR and improve the situation.

    After the first week I am at approx. 50%. I don't know how close to 80% I will get ( my math's isn't very good) but I am aiming to read 8 books during the challenge. So far I have managed 2!

    My plan is to start with the recently published and work my way back through my galleys

    Now, if only I could resist the urge to request more titles...

    Caroline,
    www.bigbooklittlebook.com

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    1. Hi Caroline and thanks. I was at a relatively healthy 50% but have just had a few approvals so it's dropped now! As you say hopefully this challenge will help me get on top of it before I'm tempted but too many other titles...
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Karen

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