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'Villains will always be around'

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Some of fiction's greatest criminals were inspired by villains who were even more twisted and wicked than the characters themselves.

Adam Nightingale, author of Masters of Crime, and Peter Robinson, author of Before the Poison, examine whether the literary villain of today is more or less warped than those of days gone by.


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