A wealth of information on the lore and history of vampires, covering all the various major traditions of this much discussed revenenant. From how to distinquish a 'real' vampire from a 'wannabee' (which helps avoid those embarrassing 'staking' mistakes), to effective means of escaping unscathed the clutches of a ravenous creature of the night, this is a comprehensive look at the ways and means of the Undead.
The Vampire Watcher's Handbook is reprinted from a turn-of-the-century compendium of the craft, complete with the annotations of the book's original owner (whose name and fate remains unknown). For those who wish to pursue a career path as the scourge of the vampires, it includes lists of necessary equipment and essential knowledge for hunting and 'retiring' all the various types of blood sucking fiends (stakes and holy water not provided with the book). But it also provides many useful tips for those for whom bird watching and trainspotting has lost its charm and now wish to observe in their natural habitat this most compelling of unnatural creatures, without ending up on the dinner menu.