Book Spotlight: Strange Practice (A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel) by Vivian Shaw

August 19, 2017

Happy New Book Saturday! Got a book hangover from your last read? I've got just the thing you need...

Meet Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead.

Dr. Greta Helsing has inherited the family's highly specialized, and highly peculiar, medical practice. She treats the undead for a host of ills - vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies.

It's a quiet, supernatural-adjacent life, until a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead Londoners alike. As terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use her unusual skills to stop the cult if she hopes to save her practice, and her life.

What drew me to this one? THE COVER! It's amazing. It's done by illustrator Will Staehle. I really like the tri-color composition and the subject matter. Will creates a lot of really quirky images and you can see them all on his website. 

What else drew me to this title? The blurb certainly did it's job in this instance, but it was also what was being said about this book. Here are just a few things...

"A darkly delicious adventure featuring a quirky new heroine. Strange Practice breathes new life into the undead."―James Bennett, author of Chasing Embers

"Shaw's lively debut introduces a great cast of characters who should sustain this new series for many volumes to come.... Shaw brings her Victorian monsters into the modern age."―Library Journal

"Shaw balances an agile mystery with a pitch-perfect, droll narrative and cast of lovable misfit characters. These are not your mother's Dracula or demons ... Strange Practice is a super(natural) read."―Shelf Awareness

"An appropriately dark breath of fresh air."―Booklist

Happy reading!

Please note: I have no affiliation with this author or this title. I simply chose it because I liked the cover and/or description.

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