The third novel in Shaw's Dr. Greta Helsing series, London's de facto mummy specialist contends with a medical mystery that will take all her diagnostic skill to solve—and help from friends including Dr. Faust (yes, that Dr. Faust), a sleepy scribe-god, witches, demons, a British Museum curator, and the inimitable vampire Sir Francis Varney.
Intelligent prose and an intriguing cast of characters enhance the range of story lines, culminating in a breathtaking climax. Shaw’s third 'Dr. Greta Helsing' novel...blends medical mystery and fantasy adventure to wrap up a delightfully modern undead trilogy.
Shaw’s characters, both human and supernatural (ghouls, witches, screaming skulls, oh my!), are genuinely fascinating, and her prose is just as droll and witty as ever, but it’s Greta, with her big heart and determination to do the right thing, that makes this series sparkle. Readers will be happy to be pulled along in Greta’s bustling wake—which includes an enlightening trip to hell—for as long as it takes to solve the mummy conundrum and finally spend some quality alone time with Varney. A satisfying wrap-up to a delightfully gothic contemporary urban fantasy series.
Shaw’s delightful third novel featuring Dr. Greta Helsing...is a quirky medical mystery ... 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.