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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0307277887
ISBN-13: 9780307277886
Sku: 202647539
Publish Date: 9/12/2006
Pages:  288
Age Range:  NA
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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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.The Basis for a New Showtime® 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.
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?


Kirkus Reviews
"A witty, grisly debut...[A] guilty pleasure." 06/01/2004

New York Times Book Review
"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." - Marilyn Stasio 07/25/2004

"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) - David Pitt 05/15/2004

Publishers Weekly
"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) 04/19/2004

New Yorker
"Dexter one of the most likable vigilante serial killers in recent thriller literature....[H]is quest proves weirdly convincing." 07/26/2004

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0288
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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