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A Clutch of Vampires - cover

A Clutch Of Vampires

Submitter: We recently went through a remodel that meant for a LOT of weeding. This lovely book was among the ones to go. My coworkers, knowing I love (non-sparkling) vampires right away handed it to me. It’s perfect for my personal library, but not a public one. Besides the yellow pages and black and white pictures, there’s just been a lot more written about vampires in fiction, folklore, and even science. With the latter my favorites are “Vampires, Burial, And Death” by Paul Barber and “Vampire Forensics” by Mark Jenkins.

Holly: Vampires did become trendy for a while there, between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight. In my library, vampire fiction is still pretty popular. I even came across one called “Amish Vampires in Space.” A first I thought maybe people who are into the more classic idea of vampires would actually go for “A Clutch of Vampires,” but Submitter him/herself seems to fall into that category and is calling it out. So, update your vampire books, everyone!



A Clutch of Vampires - author bio

A Clutch of Vampires - table of contents

The Horror of Dracula - film

Edvard Munch, Vampire

A Clutch of Vampires - John Palidori

A Clutch of Vampires - Vampire in Venice

A Clutch of Vampires - vampire bat

A Clutch of Vampires - dust jacket left flap


      1. Yours is not the only typo surrounding this title.
        I even cake across one called “Amish Vampires in Space.”
        I would soooo grab a vampire dessert cookbook.

  1. Wow. I actually recognize the name of Dr Radu Florescu. This is something I would actually read. ^_^ I’ll see if it pops up at the next Friends Library sale.

    1. Ah, never mind, I found the acknowledgement in the bottom image. The cover by itself makes this worth having, at least in a private collection.

  2. OMG. I would’ve totally taken this book out back in the day. I was crazy about the Broadway play “Dracula” at the time and took out every book I could find about vampires. I realize now, of course, that what I was really interested in was Frank Langella, who was a pretty hot vampire. Team Langella all the way!

  3. I went through a vampire stage in my early teens (late ’90s, way, way before Twilight) and voraciously read all vampire books I could get my hands on, including this one! I thought it was super old even then. Raymond T. McNally wrote a number of vampire books back in the day, I think.

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