Psst! We have a bloody good giveaway for our readers – Mark Collins Jenkins’ Vampire Forensics. Navigate through centuries of lore and legend to examine the irresistible blend of superstition, psychology and science that is the history of the vampire.
Thousands of years before Bram Stoker penned Dracula, people lived in terror of vampirical creatures. Jenkins draws on the latest science and anthropological and archaeological research to explore the origins of vampire stories, providing historic and folkloric context for the concept of immortal beings who defy death by feeding on the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of eternal evil in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome, vampire tales flourish through the centuries and around the globe, fueled by superstition, sexual mystery, fear of disease and death, and the nagging anxiety that demons lurk everywhere. (They do, don’t they?!) For more on that, see Mark Collins Jenkins’ great post here.
We at Wonders & Marvels have two (2) copies of Vampire Forensics available for our giveaway. To enter, simply comment by 11:59 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in response to this easy question:
Who is your favorite vampire?
Good luck! (Sorry, at this time we can only ship to U.S. winners.)