Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Literary Villains

As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish.

This week is all about villains! Here are my top ten literary villains. (Just a note, this does include spoilers for Gone Girl and Psycho--these books are #9 and #10 on this list)

1) Professor Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes)


The ultimate arch nemesis for the ultimate detective

2) Unknown (And Then There Were None)


The villain hiding among the victims

3) Dracula

The original ancient night villain lurking in the shadows

4) Mr. Hyde (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)

The villain hiding inside the seemingly normal man

5) Irene Adler (Sherlock Holmes)

Not so much a villain in her literary story as a strong smart woman living outside the law

6) Richard Aldiss (Dominance)

A genius literary professor who may or may not be a murderer 

7) Frankenstein's Monster


A villain made a villain by circumstances beyond his control

8) The Hound (The Hound of the Baskervilles)


The terrifying specter in the darkness of the moors

9) Amy Dunne (Gone Girl)

The villain you don't see coming

10) Norman Bates (Psycho)

The creepiest of psychological villains

Who are some of your favorite literary villains?


  1. Amazing Amy made my list too!

  2. Amy was crazy as hell! But get it girl. She put a lot of thought into that madness! Great Top Ten :D My Top Ten Tuesday!

  3. Great choices here. I like Agatha Christie.

    1. Thanks so much! She is my favorite author :)