Synopses & Reviews
Hes a charming monster . . .
A macabre hero . . .
A serial killer who only kills bad people
Dexter Morgan has been under considerable pressure. Its just not easy being an ethical serial killerespecially while trying to avoid the unshakable suspicions of the dangerous Sergeant Doakes (who believes Dexter is a homicidal maniac . . . which, of course, he is). In an attempt to throw Doakes off his trail, Dexter has had to slip deep into his foolproof disguise. While not working as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, he now spends nearly all his time with his cheerful girlfriend, Rita, and her two children, sipping light beer and slowly becoming the worlds first serial couch potato. But how long can Dexter play Kick the Can instead of Slice the Slasher? How long before his Dark Passenger forces him to drop the charade and let his inner monster run free?
In trying times, opportunity knocks. A particularly nasty psychopath is cutting a trail through Miamia man whose twisted technique leaves even Dexter speechless. As Dexters dark appetite is revived, his sister, Deborah (a newly minted, tough-as-nails Miami detective) is drawn headlong into the case. It quickly becomes clear that it will take a monster to catch a monsterbut it isnt until his archnemesis is abducted that Dex can finally throw himself into the search for a new plaything. Unless, of course, his plaything finds him first . . .
With the incredible wit and freshness that drew widespread acclaim to Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Jeff Lindsay now takes Dexter Morgan to a new level of macabre appeal and gives us one of the most original, colorful narrators in years.
Homicidal maniac Dexter Morgan, narrator of the bestselling "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" and the inspiration for the Showtime series "Dexter," returns and must slip further into his foolproof domestic disguise to avoid the suspicions of Miami Police Sergeant Doakes.
In this acclaimed follow-up to the bestselling novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter, we pick up with Dexter Morgan when he’s under considerable pressure. It’s not easy being an ethical serial killer—but he’s doing his best to keep up the disguise, spending time with his girlfriend and her kids, slowly becoming the world’s first serial killer couch potato. Then a particularly nasty psychopath starts cutting a trail through Miami and killer whose twisted techniques leave even Dexter speechless. When his sister Deborah, a tough-as-nails cop, is drawn into the case, it becomes clear that Dexter will have to do something about it. Unless, of course, the killer finds him first . . .
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Acclaim for Jeff Lindsay’s Dearly Devoted Dexter
and the Dexter
“Highly original and offbeat. . . . A macabre work of art.”
—The Miami Herald
“Adrenaline-pumping gore balanced with large doses of hilarious black humor.”
“Creepily over the top.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“One of the most likable vigilante serial killers in recent thriller literature.”
—The New Yorker
“Demonology has a dastardly new darling. . . . The real appeal of this macabre tour de force is Dexter’s sardonic voice, so snappy and smart, and yet so full of self-loathing that we hate ourselves for laughing.”
—The New York Times
“Maybe the first serial killer who unabashedly solicits our love.”
“Like a breath of fresh air blowing across all of crime-novel conventions, there is Dexter.”
—The Denver Post
“With chills like this, you can skip the air-conditioning.”
“Just when you think (hope?) that the tired and rarely credible device of the serial killer next door has hit a wall, along comes a writer like Jeff Lindsay to prove you wrong. . . . So enjoyable.”
“Dexter’s captivating, first-person account is a genuinely exciting read.”
—Time Out New York
“Dexter is a fascinating character, though he’s not the kind of guy you’d like to invite to dinner.”
—New York Post
“A fresh, inventive slice of crime fiction that turns the axis of good and evil . . . upside down. A psychological thriller in the best sense of the genre.”
—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“In creating a singularly unique killer, Lindsay also manages to create a few sleepless nights for the reader.”
—The Anniston Star
“[Dexter] is tremendously likeable, his hobby not withstanding.”
—St. Petersburg Times
“Lindsay gets high marks for originality, atmosphere, vibrant action scenes and having the brass to write this in the first place.”