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 writing is excellent. - Goodreads
Some awful writing and characterization. - Goodreads
Meh. The concept is good but the prose is not. - Goodreads
It's just plain ineffective storytelling. - Goodreads
Interesting ending there. - Goodreads
The premise is great, as with the tv series. - Goodreads

Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1)

User Review  - Cindy Gonzaga-ramil - Goodreads

I had nothing else to read at the time so I gave this a shot. Hm so I didn't watch the tv version but I'd Wikipedia'd it before and it followed the book pretty strictly. I didn't love the writing. The ... Read full review

Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1)

User Review  - David Doyle - Goodreads

If you like the TV series you will love the book 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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