Darkly Dreaming Dexter

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Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Aug 25, 2009 - Fiction - 351 pages
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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
The "surprise" ending is quite rushed and clumsy. - Goodreads
The premise is great, as with the tv series. - Goodreads
This was my introduction to the character. - Goodreads

Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1)

User Review  - Shaun - Goodreads

This is a strange book with a strange premise (a serial killer/cop who kills bad guys as a way to feed his grotesque desires). On that particular front, I had high expectations. After all, getting ... Read full review

Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1)

User Review  - Tina Grenga - Goodreads

Read it on vacation and was obviously a quick read. If I didn't love and know the television series I don't know that I would have finished. The author's writing style was choppy to me and didn't flow well. Once I was used to it the book was a fast read. I'm not itching to read the second one. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
18
Section 3
30
Section 4
43
Section 5
56
Section 6
67
Section 7
80
Section 8
91
Section 16
190
Section 17
201
Section 18
214
Section 19
225
Section 20
239
Section 21
251
Section 22
260
Section 23
277

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
127
Section 12
139
Section 13
149
Section 14
163
Section 15
177
Section 24
288
Section 25
301
Section 26
316
Section 27
321
Section 28
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About the author (2009)

Jeff Lindsay lives in South Florida with his wife and three daughters. Dearly Devoted Dexter, the second novel featuring Dexter Morgan, will be published in July 2005.

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