Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1)

Author(s): Jeff Lindsay

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Dexter Morgan isn't exactly the kind of man you'd bring home to your mum. At heart, he's the perfect gentleman: he has a shy girlfriend, and seems to lead a quiet, normal life bordering on the mundane. Despite the fact that he can't stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But Dexter also has a secret hobby: he is an accomplished serial killer. So far, he's killed 36 people and has never been caught because he knows exactly how to hide the evidence. And while that may lead some people to assume he's not such a nice guy, he tempers his insatiable hunger for brutality by only killing the bad guys. However, Dexter's well-organised life is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami. Intrigued that the other killer favours a style similar to his own, Dexter soon realises that the mysterious new arrival is not simply invading his turf but offering him a direct invitation to 'come out and play'...


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Now a major 13-part TV series. The series has been adapted by the award-winning writer of The Sopranos, and stars Michael C Hall of Six Feet Under. Widespread media attention and excellent viewing figures for Dexter. Jeff Lindsay has received excellent reviews for the Dexter novels: 'A virtuoso debut by a new young American author, this is a compulsive trip through territory rendered familiar by the psycho-thrillers of Thomas Harris and Michael Connelly and other masters of the dark arts of abnormal pathology' Guardian. 'One of the most likeable vigilante serial killers in recent thriller literature ... Like other charismatic killers - Hannibal Lecter, say, or Tom Ripley - Dexter has a set of motives that are tough to untangle. But his quest proves weirdly convincing' New Yorker. 'A sleek black comedy' Literary Review. 'It's a great idea. And it's easy to see why this debut novel has gone down a storm ... the whole thing is stylish, polished and very readable' Mirror. '[A] macabre tour-de- force' New York Times. Rights for the books have been sold around the world.

Jeff Lindsay is the author of four previous novels and several plays. As well as writing, he is a world-champion at karate and plays with a band. Jeff lives in Florida with his wife and three daughters.

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  • : 9780752883182
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : August 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeff Lindsay
  • : Paperback
  • : Television tie-in ed
  • : 823.92
  • : 288
  • : Crime & mystery