Strange Practice

Strange Practice

Book - 2017
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In this delightfully witty fantasy adventure, Dr. Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, must defend London from both supernatural ailments and a bloodthirsty cult.

Greta Helsing inherited her family's highly specialized and highly peculiar medical practice. In her consulting rooms, Dr. Helsing treats the undead for a host of ills - vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies. Although she barely makes ends meet, this is just the quiet, supernatural-adjacent life Greta's been groomed for since childhood.

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.
Strange Practice is the first novel in Shaw's debut series, the Dr. Greta Helsing Novels - perfect for fans of Neverwhere and V. E. Schwab.
Dr. Greta Helsing Novels Strange Practice Dreadful Company
Publisher: New York :, Orbit,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316434607
Characteristics: 385 pages ;,21 cm.

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delphinium_girl
Jul 11, 2019

Really fun! Taking one star away because oh how I wish there weren't a romance element. The book is full and lovely without it. Oh well. Looking forward to reading more.

OPL_EllyR Nov 02, 2018

Shaw's endearing and unconventional characters inhabit a thoroughly-imagined, secretly supernatural London that is still well-researched and believable. Her writing is fun and smart, and the mystery plot of Strange Practice is a quick-moving joy to follow. One of my favorite reads of 2017.

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Squid_1
Aug 07, 2017

Book was different, creative, and had dark humor. Part Sherlock Holmes and Adams Family. I enjoyed reading this and look forward to the second book.

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