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Bitter Waters

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780356521053

Price: £4.99

ON SALE: 25th June 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance

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A witty, charming standalone novella starring Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, who must get to the bottom of a mystery involving a newly turned child vampire.

When a barrow-wight shows up on Greta and Varney’s doorstep one night with an 11-year-old girl who’s been newly – and forcefully – bitten and turned, it’s up to Greta and her vampiric friends to find out who did this to her, and why.

Praise for the series:

‘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

‘Packed with characters who are a pleasure to spend time with’ ScifiNow

Dr Greta Helsing Novels:
Strange Practice
Dreadful Company
Grave Importance

Reviews

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
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
Shaw's delightful third novel featuring Dr Greta Helsing . . . The creative worldbuilding around magically enhanced mummy medicine and mystical Egyptology hits just the right note, and her bold story engages the powers of Heaven, Hell and everything in between while maintaining a character-centered, intimate approach that keeps the reader deeply involved. Readers will hope they haven't seen the last of Greta and her crew
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on GRAVE IMPORTANCE
A remarkably well-realised world and cast of characters . . . this was an absolute delight to read. I look forward to more time spent with Greta
FORBIDDEN PLANET on STRANGE PRACTICE
A darkly delicious adventure featuring a quirky new heroine. Strange Practice breathes new life into the undead
James Bennett, author of CHASING EMBERS, on STRANGE PRACTICE
a warm quilt of a thing that's made for curling up with . . . I miss this newest Helsing already
NPR BOOKS on STRANGE PRACTICE
While the stakes have risen with each book, Shaw stays true to tone and characterization, maintaining the wit and sophisticated writing of the previous books and advancing Greta's character as a strong woman and caring medical professional
BOOKLIST on GRAVE IMPORTANCE
Strange Practice surprises and delights. It's completely different from anything I've read before. It ticks so many boxes: action, mystery, suspense, an exciting and different world adjacent to our own to name but a few. But the greatest elements of the book are the characters. They shine
BOOKBAG on STRANGE PRACTICE
I loved every page of it . . . a spectacularly fun book
POWDER AND PAGE on DREADFUL COMPANY