Where would the modern thriller be without psychiatrists? Drs. Alex Cross, Hannibal Lecter, and Jo Beckett are widely-recognized fictional forensic mental health experts, whose exploits have entertained countless readers. Many popular authors, including John Grisham, Jonathan Kellerman, and Meg Gardiner, to name a few, rely upon the world of psychiatry to provide fascinating characters and advance the plots of their novels. In this article, our goal is to illustrate that these fictional experts can educate about forensic psychiatry, as well as entertain. To achieve that goal, we utilize the typology of forensic experts portrayed in fiction: “Dr. Evil,” “The Professor,” “The Hired Gun,” “The Activist,” and “The Jack (or Jill) of All Trades.” We then use these characterizations to make teaching points for trainees.