Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Jeff Lindsay (Author)
DescriptionThe Basis for a New Showtime(R) 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.
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
September 19, 2006
5.23 X 0.66 X 8.03 inches | 0.54 pounds
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About the Author
Jeff Lindsay is the author of Darkly Dreaming Dexter. He lives in South Florida with his wife and three daughters.
"A macabre tour-de-force." --The New York Times Book Review"A dark comedy with a creative twist."--The Miami Herald"Dark and devious. . . . . Daring and unexpectedly comedic." --USA Today"Maybe the first serial killer who unabashedly solicits our love." --Entertainment Weekly"With chills like these, you can skip the air-conditioning." --Time"One of the most likeable vigilante serial killers in recent thriller literature." --The New Yorker"Demonology has a dastardly new darling." --The New York Times "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." --Chicago Tribune"Mordantly funny." --The 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." --The Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)"A memorable debut with a hero who really ought to be in a mental institution, but is too much fun to lock up." --The Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO)"Dexter's captivating, first-person account is a genuinely exciting read." --Time Out (NY)"This ghoulish, fascinating tale . . . will grip readers and make a lasting impression." --The Philadelphia Inquirer"Entertaining. . . . Dexter is a fascinating character, though he's not the kind of guy you'd like to invite to dinner." --Chicago Sun-Times"Fun, terrifically fresh. . . . It's thrilling to watch Dexter struggle between everyday vanilla reality and the compelling, kaleidoscopic thrall of his own bloody fantasies." --Linda Marotta, Fangoria"Totally captivating. . . . Totally original. The characters are beautifully drawn, particularly Dexter, who is tremendously likeable, his hobby not withstanding." --The St. Petersburg Times (FL)"Lindsay gets high marks for originality, atmosphere, vibrant action scenes and having the brass to write this in the first place." --Tulsa World"Jeff Lindsay sure does it right with Darkly Dreaming Dexter." --Cleveland Plain Dealer"Newcomer Jeff Lindsay has created a unique hero. . . . Intriguing." --Mystery Scene"In creating a singularly unique killer, Lindsay also manages to create a few sleepless nights for the reader." --Anniston Star (Anniston, AL)