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This book features a marvellous collection of murderous, greedy and immoral villains brought to book by the greatest fictional detectives, who date from the golden age of crime literature as well as the present day. Follow in the footsteps of criminal masterminds and marvel at the inspired deductions of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and the brilliant (if timid) Mr Budd. Nick Hardcastle's line drawings make these riveting stories come alive!
Philip Pullman is an award-winning, bestselling author. The His Dark Materials trilogy (Scholastic) has garnered critical acclaim throughout the world; the last volume, The Amber Spyglass, was the first children's book to be awarded the Whitbread Prize (in 2001). His other novels include The Ruby in the Smoke and Tiger in the Well (Viking). He lives in Oxford. Nick Hardcastle is an experienced artist and illustrator whose commissions range from adult fiction to murals on the Underground. He is also a regular cartoonist for the Guardian and the Evening Standard.