Monday, September 22, 2008

Fifty greatest villains in literature

A panel picked the 50 greatest villains in literature for the (London) Telegraph.

Number 50 on the list:
Helen Grayle/Velma Valento from Farewell, My Lovely, by Raymond Chandler

Described as "a blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window", Helen Grayle is the most memorable of Raymond Chandler's femmes fatales. She leaves a trail of bloody victims in her wake as she tries to hide her past as flame-haired nightclub singer Velma Valento.
Read about Number One on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue