Darkly Dreaming Dexter

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 28, 2005 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The Basis for a New ShowtimeŽ 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.

This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Lindsay's Dexter's Final Cut.

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User Review  - KR_Patterson - LibraryThing

I drink these books in like a lush. I enjoyed it as much as the I Am Not a Serial Killer series. Same type of thing, a psychopath that really wants to be good. This is very disconcerting--on what ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ben_Harnwell - LibraryThing

Not the best horror dark book I've read. It is easy to see why this series is popular. Very much a pulp serial killer genre. I may try another in the series knowing that this was the first but I think I need more deep books. Stephen King, Joe Hill etc have nothing to fear. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Jeff Lindsay is the author of Darkly Dreaming Dexter. He lives in South Florida with his wife and three daughters.

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