Dreadful Company

  • Author Vivian Shaw
  • Narrator Suzannah Hampton
  • Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
  • Run Time 11 hours and 22 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Fantasy, Urban fantasy.

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What to expect

‘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

When Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, is called to Paris to present at a medical conference, she expects nothing more exciting than professional discourse on zombie reconstructive surgery.

Unfortunately for Greta, Paris happens to be infested with a coven of vampires – and not the civilised kind. If she hopes to survive, Greta must navigate the maze of ancient catacombs beneath the streets, where there is more to find than simply dead men’s bones.

Praise for the series:

‘I loved every page of it . . . a spectacularly fun book’ Powder and Page

‘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

‘An absolute delight’ Forbidden Planet

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

Critics Review

  • I loved every page of it . . . a spectacularly fun book

    POWDER AND PAGE
  • Shaw’s elegant writing makes this series a standout in the genre

    BOOKLIST
  • I loved revisiting Greta’a world

    BLUE BOOK BALLOON
  • A playfully witty confection spun from the setting of The Phantom of the Opera

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
  • 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
  • A darkly delicious adventure featuring a quirky new heroine. Strange Practice breathes new life into the undead

    James Bennett, on STRANGE PRACTICE

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