This is the darkest time of the year, which makes it a perfect time to discuss creatures of the dark — specifically, vampires.
Silvia Moreno-Garcia's latest novel, Certain Dark Things, takes the vampire story in a new direction, beginning with the setting: Mexico City. She tells NPR's Ari Shapiro that there is a long tradition of vampire witch legends in Latin America and the Caribbean. "They tend to feed off children," she says. "So one of the things that we say in Mexico is, 'se lo chupó la bruja,' the witch sucked him."