Have you seen Google's drawing of the day for today (Thursday 11/8)? It honors the author of one of the great masterpieces of mystery/horror literature, Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula. This is his 165th birthday - and his vampiric offspring first appeared in print 115 years ago. The novel really doesn't show its age very much - it's still a good, frightening read. Stoker was an interesting character, as well - here's his Wikipedia writeup.