Grave Importance

Grave Importance Review

A charmingly witty fantasy adventure in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, who must solve a dangerous medical mystery at a secret French spa for mummies.

Oasis Natrun: a private, exclusive, highly secret luxury health spa for mummies, high in the hills above Marseille, equipped with the very latest in therapeutic innovations both magical and medical. To Dr. Greta Helsing, London's de facto mummy specialist, it sounds like paradise. But when Greta is invited to spend four months there as the interim clinical director, it isn't long before she finds herself faced with a medical mystery that will take all her diagnostic skill to solve.

A peculiar complaint is spreading among her mummy patients, one she's never seen before. With help from her friends and colleagues -- including Dr. Faust (yes, that Dr. Faust), remedial psychopomps, a sleepy scribe-god, witches, demons, a British Museum curator, and the inimitable vampyre Sir Francis Varney -- Greta must put a stop to this mysterious illness before anybody else crumbles to irreparable dust...

...and before the fabric of reality itself can undergo any more structural damage.

Title:Grave Importance
Edition Language:English

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    Grave Importance Reviews

  • K.J. Charles

    Absolutely delightful third, and I suppose last, instalment of this series. It's a lovely read--reminiscent in with and kindness of T Kingfisher and Terry Pratchett. The fantasy is great, going to com...

  • Lauren Stoolfire

    Thanks to the Goodreads Giveaway program for this ARC!I love this series so much and Grave Importance is hands down the best installment. I just wasn't ready for the trilogy to end here. Shaw's style ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/09/28/...I realize the Dr. Greta Helsing series might be a bit of an acquired taste, but if you’ve stayed with it for this long, then...

  • Lena

    Well... that was messy. I have enjoyed the urban gothic monster vibe of the series but this episode was celestial and cartoonish.I had been hoping for more Alceste St. Germain and got an insufferable ...

  • Jackie

    Greta Helsing has been invited to be an interim medical director of Oasis Natrun, an exclusive medical facility and spa for mummies, located in Marseille, France. Although her relationship with Varney...

  • Angie

    Genuinely crushed that this is the end of the Greta Helsing series. Desperately hope Shaw starts another in the same world; this stellar world-building is far too great to not see more of. ...

  • Hilary

    Vivian Shaw’s novels are of the slow-burn variety. Her language is rich, her dialogue complex, and her characters distinct, but I think the defining characteristic of her books is the slow unfolding...

  • Suz

    I love this series. I'm quite sure it's Ms. Shaw's narrative voice as much as it is the characters and the world.I hope this series will continue. I will certainly read it if it does....

  • Jennifer Ozawa

    I felt...meh about this one. For some reason, the purple prose annoyed me this time and the descriptions of Greta going about her day felt rote and tired. I waited for this book to come out because I ...

  • Terzah Horton

    First, I want to say that I really enjoyed this trilogy. Being a physician, it was great to read bout the interactions between Greta and her undead patients. Several of the former patients are now mai...