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‘This book is a joy to read, unlocking every bit of delicious promise in the premise’ B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog on Strange Practice

When Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, is called to Paris to present at a medical conference, she expects nothing more exciting than professional discourse on zombie reconstructive surgery.

Unfortunately for Greta, Paris happens to be infested with a coven of vampires – and not the civilised kind. If she hopes to survive, Greta must navigate the maze of ancient catacombs beneath the streets, where there is more to find than simply dead men’s bones.

Praise for the series:

‘I loved every page of it . . . a spectacularly fun book’ Powder and Page

‘Balances an agile mystery with a pitch-perfect, droll narrative and a cast of loveable misfit characters’ Shelf Awareness

‘Shaw’s elegant writing makes this series a standout in the genre’ Booklist

‘An absolute delight’ Forbidden Planet

‘Packed with characters who are a pleasure to spend time with’ ScifiNow
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 24th July 2018

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781405541084

Reviews

A playfully witty confection spun from the setting of The Phantom of the Opera
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Readers will look forward to more of Greta's adventures. An imaginative, delightfully droll debut
KIRKUS on STRANGE PRACTICE
I loved revisiting Greta'a world
BLUE BOOK BALLOON
The author has packed her book with characters who are a pleasure to spend time with
SCIFINOW on STRANGE PRACTICE
Vivian has taken all of the best elements (characters you really get to know and care about, sly sense of humour, clever references, some social commentary), allied them to an intriguing new story and along the way also nicely expanded the world Greta and her friend inhabit . . . an utterly delicious read
FORBIDDEN PLANET
A darkly delicious adventure featuring a quirky new heroine. Strange Practice breathes new life into the undead
James Bennett, on STRANGE PRACTICE
What a splendid adventure this is - Dr Greta Helsing is a brilliant character . . . The underlying mystery is nicely twisty, and Dr Helsing has a quirky coterie of undead friends to aid her on her quest . . . promises to be a splendid new urban fantasy series
ESPRESSO COCO on STRANGE PRACTICE
This book is a joy to read, unlocking every bit of delicious promise in the premise
B&N SCI-FI & FANTASY BLOG on STRANGE PRACTICE
Shaw's elegant writing makes this series a standout in the genre
BOOKLIST
I loved every page of it . . . a spectacularly fun book
POWDER AND PAGE
The book's mix of humor, mystery, urban fantasy, and gothic horror ultimately struck all the right chords with me . . . I'm already looking forward to the next one
BIBLIOSANCTUM on STRANGE PRACTICE