Darkly Dreaming Dexter : A Novel (Paperback)

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Hiding a secret life as an assassin while working as a murder analyst for the Miami police, Dexter Morgan is intrigued by the work of a new serial killer whose style mimics his own and who Morgan realizes is inviting him into a deadly competition. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. (A Showtime series, premiering Fall 2006, starring Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and others) (Suspense) *Author: Lindsay, Jeffry P. *Series Title: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard *Subtitle: A Novel *Publication Date: 2006/09/12 *Number of Pages: 288 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307277886
SKU 202647539
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307277887
Release Date 9/12/2006
Praise
"A witty, grisly debut...[A] guilty pleasure."
"For the last word on serial killers, leave it to the witty narrator of Jeff Lindsay's ghoulish first novel....[T]he 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."
"After finishing this debut novel, readers will have only one thing to say: wow!...[Dexter] makes a fascinating narrator, appealing, articulate, and ghoulish all at the same time....Long after readers finish this gripping novel, they will still be thinking (or dreaming) about Dexter." (starred review)
"It's been years since there's been a thriller debut as original as this one by Lindsay, who takes a tired subgenre--the serial-killer novel--and makes it as fresh as dawn....[A] gripping, deliciously offbeat novel that announces the arrival of a notable new talent." (starred review)
"Dexter Morgan...is one of the most likable vigilante serial killers in recent thriller literature....[H]is quest proves weirdly convincing."
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Annotation This debut novel introduces a charming psychopath worthy of Hannibal Lecter. Dexter Morgan is a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami police department. He's also a sociopath--completely incapable of normal human emotions--and a serial killer. His adoptive father, a retired policeman, recognized Dexter's tendencies early on, and encouraged him to channel them into something more socially productive: i.e., killing bad guys like pedophiles. Now someone is murdering prostitutes, and disposing of the bodies in a manner remarkably similar to Dexter's MO. The killer seems to be sending a message aimed directly at Dexter. But no one but Dexter is capable of interpreting that message, least of all Dexter's sister Deb, a cop assigned to the case who's totally unaware of Dexter's extracurricular activities. Dexter must make a choice: should he help Deb make an arrest...or should he help the killer whose work he so admires?
Editors Note Hiding a secret life as an assassin while working as a murder analyst for the Miami police, Dexter Morgan is intrigued by the work of a new serial killer whose style mimics his own.
Editors Note 2 The Basis for a New Showtime® Original Series Starring Michael C. HallMeet 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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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Vintage Books USA

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