I am sure most people would choose a character from HOMICIDE or THE WIRE or BREAKING BAD. But to me the worst character on all of television is Frank Gallagher (William Macy) on SHAMELESS. Over the course of the show, he has murdered, told his young son (falsely) he had cancer, stole money from his kids, perpetrated innumerable scams, used his kids in every way imaginable. It goes on and on. It is bad enough when a villain does harm to adults but Frank hurts his own kids over and over without giving it a thought. Sadly most of his antics seem all too real. If he has any good characteristics I have yet to see them.
Polis Books, 2015-nominated for the Anthony and Macavity Awards
“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.” ― C.S. Lewis
Patricia (Patti) Abbott
Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two ebooks, MONKEY JUSTICE and HOME INVASION and co-editor of DISCOUNT NOIR. She won a Derringer award for her story "My Hero." She lives outside Detroit.