Vampires' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities

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Potomac Books, Inc., Jun 30, 2011 - Reference - 336 pages
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Although the word "vampire" was not introduced until the eighteenth century, variations of this hemo-craving creature have existed since long before the Christian era. Almost every civilization had a demon or spirit—often a god or goddess—whose bloodlust complicated things for the general populace. But sometimes it’s not all about the blood. Modern vampire tales have stronger-willed and less traditional beings at their core: beings who strive to coexist with mortals by drinking synthetic blood, like True Blood’s Bill Compton, or who sparkle in the daylight instead of disintegrating, like Twilight’s Edward Cullen. Plus, these guys are way easier on the eyes than the more old-school vampires out there, especially filmmaker F. W. Murnau’s infamous Nosferatu, a terrifying vampire in dire need of a manicure.

Regardless of time, place, and blood type, Laura Enright cordially invites you into the dark underworld of the vampire. She sheds light (but not too much) on this captivating, age-defying creature by exploring topics ranging from the powers it can possess to what will kill it—for good. With close to thirty top-ten lists brimming with gore and fang-tastic facts, Vampires’ Most Wanted™ is sure to provide the reader with a biting good time.

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17Van Helsings
19Graphic Vampires
20Lighthearted Vampires
21The Little Bites
22Vampire Animals
23Location Location Location

6A Little night Music
8Young Adult Literature
9Silver Screen Vamps
10Small Screen Vamps
12Board Games
13Vampires on Stage
14Sexy Vamps
15Scary Vamps
24Blood Crimes
25Reallife Bloodsuckers
26Historical Figures
27Crypts and Castles
28Clubs and Events
29The Community
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Laura L. Enright works for the North Shore editions of Pioneer Press newspapers and is author of Chicago’s Most Wanted™: The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities (Potomac Books, Inc., 2005). She is currently working on her fourth novel in a vampire series. Enright lives in Park Ridge, Illinois.

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