Academic works in the field are often expensive, which prohibits them from garnering a wider readership than they should. One notable example’s David Keyworth’s Troublesome Corpses: Vampires & Revenants from Antiquity to the Present (2007).
It featured on my list of recommendations in “Building a Vampire Library” (2013). Amazon has a copy going for $180.72 (Amazon.com 2013). It’s a great book, but fuck paying that. That’s why you gotta shop around.
Desert Island Books, the company that published Troublesome, sells copies on eBay for £15.00 (about US$24.55). And yes, they ship worldwide. As of this writing, there are two available copies.
Thanks go to Andy Boylan for providing the eBay tip-off on my Facebook group. He’s reviewed the book on his blog, too—”10 out of 10″ (Boylan 2013).
Incidentally, if you want to buy the book recommendations in “Building a Vampire Library”, I created a list for them on Amazon. Merry Christmas!
desertislandbooks. 2013. “Troublesome Corpses: Vampires and Revenants (Book).” eBay. Accessed November 30, 2013. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Troublesome-Corpses-Vampires-and-Revenants-book-/360521585684?pt=Non_Fiction&hash=item53f0c2d414.
Amazon.com, Inc. 2013. “Troublesome Corpses: Vampires and Revenants from Antiquity to the Present.” Amazon. Accessed November 30, 2013. http://www.amazon.com/Troublesome-Corpses-Vampires-Revenants-Antiquity/dp/1905328303/ref=cm_lmf_tit_3.
Boylan, Andrew M. [Taliesin_ttlg, pseud.]. 2013. “Troublesome Corpses: Vampires & Revenants from Antiquity to the Present – Review.” Review of Troublesome Corpses: Vampires & Revenants from Antiquity to the Present, by David Keyworth. Taliesin Meets the Vampires, January 28. http://taliesinttlg.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/troublesome-corpses-vampires-revenants.html.
Hogg, Anthony. 2013. “Building a Vampire Library.” The Vampirologist, November 29. https://thevampirologist.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/building-a-vampire-library/.