Books : reviews

Vivian Shaw.
Strange Practice.
Orbit. 2017

Meet Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead.

After inheriting a highly specialised – and highly peculiar – medical practice, Dr Helsing spends her days treating London’s undead for a host of ills: vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights and entropy in mummies. Although barely making ends meet, this is just the quiet, supernatural-adjacent life Greta’s dreamed of since childhood.

But when a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing humans and undead alike, Greta must use all her unusual skills to keep her supernatural clients – and the rest of London – safe.