M. J. Trow: A Brief History of Vampires (UK 2010)
From the Publisher:
This is a historical journey in pursuit of the history, legend and lore of vampires. Where do they come from? Why do they have so much appeal today? As "Twilight" hits the book charts and billboards, and "True Blood" is on TV there are vampires in downtown clubs and never has it been more fashionable to be pale. M J Trow looks at the story of vampires and charts its origins a long way from the shopping mall in the story of the warrior prince, Vlad of Wallachia.
M. J. Trow: A Brief History of Vampires. From Vlad the Impaler to Twilight - the history, legend and lore. Constable and Robinson, ISBN: 9781849013369 (July, 2010), 320 p., £8.99.