Darkly Dreaming Dexter: A Novel

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Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2006 - Fiction - 288 pages
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The Basis for a New Showtime® Original Series Starring Michael C. Hall

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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The premise is an interesting one. - LibraryThing
The plot falls dull and tiring. - LibraryThing
I really liked Lindsay's writing style. - LibraryThing
The ending really bothered me. - LibraryThing
Very original premise, I must say! - LibraryThing
I didn't particularily like the blunt and steep ending. - LibraryThing

Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1)

User Review  - Diana Qureshi - Goodreads

There are similarities & differences between the book series and the TV show. Without giving anything away to any future readers I appreciate the ending of this first book and wish it had happened sooner in the TV show. Read full review

Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1)

User Review  - Joseph Doherty - Goodreads

I thought it was very dark, and very funny. I did not see the series I wanted to read a few of the books, before I viewed the series. But I enjoyed the book very much. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
24
Section 4
35
Section 5
46
Section 6
55
Section 7
66
Section 8
75
Section 16
160
Section 17
169
Section 18
180
Section 19
189
Section 20
201
Section 21
212
Section 22
220
Section 23
234

Section 9
82
Section 10
92
Section 11
106
Section 12
116
Section 13
125
Section 14
137
Section 15
149
Section 24
243
Section 25
254
Section 26
267
Section 27
271
Section 28
286
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Jeff Lindsay is the author of Darkly Dreaming Dexter. He lives in South Florida with his wife and three daughters.

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