To celebrate the release of Moriarty - The Hound of the D’Urbervilles, Kim Newman has teamed up with Flavorwire to discuss his Top 10 literary villains.
Find out which diabolical deviants made the cut here.
Imagine the twisted evil twins of Holmes and Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Prof. James Moriarty – wily, snake-like, fiercely intelligent, unpredictable – and Colonel Sebastian ‘Basher’ Moran – violent, politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. Unravelling mysteries – all for their own gain.