Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Author(s): Jeff Lindsay

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The Basis for a New Showtime® Original Series Starring Michael C. Hall (Sundays at 10pm ET/PT - starts Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 10pm ET/PT) Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened–of himself or some other fiend.


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Lindsay has created one of the most engaging and original narrators of recent years. 'A virtuoso debut by a new young American author, this is a compulsive trip through territory rendered familiar by the psycho-thrillers of Thomas Harris and Michael Connelly and other masters of the dark arts of abnormal pathology' Guardian. 'One of the most likeable vigilante serial killers in recent thriller literature ... Like other charismatic killers - Hannibal Lecter, say, or Tom Ripley - Dexter has a set of motives that are tough to untangle. But his quest proves weirdly convincing' New Yorker. 'A sleek black comedy' Literary Review. 'It's been years since there's been a thriller debut as original as this one ... humorous, self-deprecating, smart and sometimes lyrical ... a gripping, deliciously offbeat novel' Publishers Weekly. 'It's a great idea. And it's easy to see why this debut novel has gone down a storm ... the whole thing is stylish, polished and very readable' Mirror. 'Long after readers finish this gripping novel, they will still be thinking (or dreaming) about Dexter' Booklist. '[A] mcabre tour-de- force' New York Times. Rights have been sold around the world.

Jeff Lindsay is the author of the acclaimed Dexter novels, now adapted into an award-winning TV series. In addition, Jeff's plays have been performed on the stage in New York and London. Outside of his writing, Jeff is a musician and karate enthusiast. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida, with his family.

General Fields

  • : 9780752865744
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Orion Media
  • : June 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeff Lindsay
  • : Paperback
  • : 288
  • : Crime & mystery