The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Love vampires and scary fiction that is written well enough to call itself "literature" with a straight face. Then I highly recommend The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Totally fun story w/a good chunk of apparently more or less accurate history about a modern day scholarly investigation into Vlad the Impaler's undead personal self-re-invention as Count Dracula, the vampire we all know about. No Bela Lugosi cheesiness here though. The story is scary and Vlad is definitely painted out as a rather nasty fellow. Excellent bedtime reading.
The Historian is one of those beautifully descriptive novels that enchants you with the surroundings where the story takes place while pursuing something dark within. The book takes you on a journey through eastern Europe and through tales of legends and the present. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
The Da Vinci Code meets Dracula. A great, suspenseful, LONG, and easy read.