Vampires and Vampirism - Montague Summers Interesting research on vampirism but it tends to lean a bit too much on the religious side. I mean, I did expect some of that with the author's background and all but, damn, apparently you have to read a whole bunch of Saints' stories and all about exorcisms before understanding saints are holy people and not evil vampires. Other big, big downside to this book would be the long untranslated quotations in French, German, Greek and Latin. I sorted my way through French and Latin but, well, there was no way for me to figure out Ancient Greek.
I wanted to know more about ancient vampire lore so it served its purpose but I think that if that wasn't the case I would have been very bored with so much religious content.