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
The "surprise" ending is quite rushed and clumsy. - Goodreads
Meh. The concept is good but the prose is not. - Goodreads
The plot seemed rushed and unimportant. - 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  - Elizabeth Allred - Goodreads

I've been a fan of the television series for years. I can't believe I've waited this long to read the book! The dialogue is almost word-for-word with the show... but the added oomph of Dexter's constant narration is eerily wonderful! I'm starting book 2 tomorrow! Read full review

Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1)

User Review  - Karren - Goodreads

Bazaar in a good way! Disturbing! Dark! Would definitely read the next 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
99
Section 10
111
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
338
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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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