It's intersting when you stop and think about how we come across the books we choose to read. For some it's the convenience of an airport bookstore, for others it's the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" section on Amazon, for Frank it was a Hellboy comic binge.
Baltimore, Or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
Need a recipe for a great book? It's simple. Start with a Hans Christian Andersen poem, add generous portions of World War I, mix in the plague, and then toss in the special ingredient ... vampires.