“Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality” by Paul Barber

"Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality" by Paul Barber

"In this engrossing book, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers the first scientific explanation for the origins of the vampire legends. From the tale of a sixteenth-century shoemaker from Breslau whose ghost terrorized everyone in the city, to the testimony of a doctor who presided over the exhumation and dissection of a graveyard full of Serbian vampires, his book is fascinating reading."