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Strange Practice

Orbit: Hachette. (Dr. Greta Helsing, Bk. 1). Jul. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780316434607. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780316434614. FANTASY
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When Greta Helsing is summoned to help the wounded vampire Sir Francis Varney, it is just another work assignment. A physician to London's supernatural creatures, she keeps their secrets and heals them as best she can. Her new patient had been stabbed by men dressed as monks, chanting about doing God's will and wielding unusual weapons. With the help of Lord Ruthven (another vampire of a different variety than Varney), an old family friend who happens to be a demon, a pack of ghouls, and a human scholar, Greta is determined to discover who is attacking both the human and supernatural community of London. Shaw's lively debut introduces a great cast of characters who should sustain this new series for many volumes to come.
VERDICT Fans who enjoyed gaslamp fantasies such as P.N. Elrod's The Hanged Man or Viola Carr's The Diabolical Miss Hyde will appreciate how Shaw brings her Victorian monsters into the modern age.

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