By Vivian Shaw
Paperback, 399 pages
Greta Helsing is visiting Paris for a medical conference on the undead with her family friend, and vampire, Ruthven. Strange creatures start appearing in Greta’s hotel room and when Ruthven has to leave, Greta decides to speak to the local werewolf and honorary mayor of Paris about her hunch that something else is going on. Before she can meet up with the werewolf however, she’s kidnapped by a coven of uncivilized vampires who are living in the catacombs and whose leader is dead set on getting revenge against Ruthven.
As with the first book, Strange Practice, I was charmed by the characters and impressed with the way Shaw fits paranormal monsters into our modern world.