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Dreadful company : a Dr. Greta Helsing novel / Vivian Shaw.

Shaw, Vivian, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780316434638 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: 431 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2018.

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"Contemporary fantasy in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, whose family has been keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well for generations. When Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, is unexpectedly called to Paris to present at a medical conference, she expects nothing more exciting than professional discourse on zombie reconstructive surgery and skin disease in bogeymen -- and hopefully at least one uneventful night at the Opera. Unfortunately for Greta, Paris happens to be infested with a coven of vampires -- and not the civilized kind. If she hopes to survive, Greta must navigate the darkest corners of the City of Lights, the maze of ancient catacombs and mine-tunnels underneath the streets, where there is more to find than simply dead men's bones. <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style> Dr. Greta Helsing novelsStrange PracticeDreadful Company"-- Provided by publisher.
"Contemporary fantasy in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, whose family has been keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well for generations. Contemporary fantasy in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, whose family has been keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well for generations. When Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, is unexpectedly called to Paris to present at a medical conference, she expects nothing more exciting than professional discourse on zombie reconstructive surgery and skin disease in bogeymen -- and hopefully at least one uneventful night at the Opera. Unfortunately for Greta, Paris happens to be infested with a coven of vampires -- and not the civilized kind. If she hopes to survive, Greta must navigate the darkest corners of the City of Lights, the maze of ancient catacombs and mine-tunnels underneath the streets, where there is more to find than simply dead men's bones"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary.
FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal.
FICTION / Fantasy / Urban Life.
FICTION / Action & Adventure.
Genre: Paranormal fiction
Fantasy fiction.

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Shaw revisits the characters she introduced to readers in her first novel, Strange Practice (2017). Dr. Greta Helsing carries on the work of her ancestors, providing medical care for supernatural creatures. While presenting at a medical conference, she falls prey to a coven of vampires. This coven, living in the caves below Paris, holds her captive in the hopes of trapping her friend, the vampire Lord Ruthven. Ruthven, along with the Greta's paramour, Sir Varney (also a vampire), and the werewolf that oversees Paris endeavor to find Greta before the coven loses their patience. Meeting a cast of unique characters above and below, Greta and her friends find that something bigger than a rogue group of vampires is at play in the City of Lights. Shaw's elegant writing make this series a standout in the genre, and though Dreadful Company is best appreciated by readers of the first book, new readers will easily (and eagerly) catch up.--Kuczwara, Dawn Copyright 2010 Booklist

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Shaw's second novel featuring Dr. Greta Helsing, doctor to the London undead (after Strange Practice), is a playfully witty confection spun from the setting of The Phantom of the Opera, sardonic yet a touch sweet, in which the elegant vampires of Helsing's social set come up against an undisciplined coven of sparkly, eyeliner-loving youngsters. Greta, accompanied by her sophisticated friend Edmund Ruthven, arrives in Paris to give a last-minute talk at a supernatural medical conference, but unexpectedly encounters cute but misplaced baby monsters in her hotel room and an unsettling velvet-clad gentleman at the opera. Meanwhile, a pair of psychopomps investigates an influx of partial ghosts to the area around the former Cimitière des Innocents that could be a symptom of the universe unraveling. Readers will find Shaw a pleasing tour guide through the salons and catacombs. She moves smoothly between the ongoing stories of her returning characters and the immediate plot, and between pop culture references and innovation, framing London's supernatural residents as delightfully normative while still capably evoking the frisson of the uncanny when desired. This series is a fine example of how much (un)life remains in the historical urban fantasy genre. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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