Double Dexter: A NovelPaperback
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- Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- Format: Paperback | 352 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 28mm | 499g
- Publication date: 1 November 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1409113507
- ISBN 13: 9781409113508
- Edition statement: Trade Paperback.
- Sales rank: 32,617
A witness. Such a simple concept - and yet for Dexter Morgan, a perfectly well-disguised serial killer, the possibility of a witness is terrifying. As an upstanding blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police, Dexter has always managed to keep the darker side of his life out of the spotlight. An expert at finding truly bad people - murderers who've long escaped justice - and giving them his own special attention. But now someone has seen him in the act. Dexter is being followed, manipulated and mimicked, leading him to realise that no one likes to have a double - especially when his double's goal is to kill him. Like the five previously bestselling novels in the Dexter series, Jeff Lindsay demonstrates the witty, macabre originality that has propelled Dexter to international success.
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Jeff Lindsay is the author of the Dexter novels, now adapted into a major award-winning TV series. Outside of writing, Jeff is a musician and a wonderful amateur cook. He lives in Florida with his family.
By Marianne Vincent 17 Feb 2012
Double Dexter is the 6th in the popular Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay. When his latest playdate is witnessed by an unknown man, Dexter, our favourite serial killer with a conscience, suffers a great deal of anxiety, wondering if life as he knows and loves it is over. But it seems his witness chooses to follow in his footsteps, then blog about it, and Dexter decides he needs to remove this copycat from the land of the living, if only he can find him. But Dexter's understandable arrogance leads him to underestimate his quarry. While the first paragraphs are a bit repetitive, all that waxing lyrical about the moon, we can forgive Lindsay this when we know what is coming will be good. And it is. Dexter's inner monologue is always entertaining, even if he appears to be a self-pitying, inactive Dexter, performing at less than his usual Dexter standard. Not even motherhood has tempered the creative standard of insult and put-down that Dexter's ever-scowling sister, Deborah, manages to achieve. Lindsay reaches new heights with the scatter-brained Rita's hilarious disjointed dialogue, and Dexter's exchanges with Masuoka are always droll. Dexter's complete inability to read human emotions is highlighted and contrasts with his very human total lack of impartiality about his own offspring's abilities. Lindsay skilfully captures the feel of Miami, the humidity, the mindset, and gives us a good dose of irony with Dexter being suspected of a murder he didn't commit. As always, brilliant imagery and plentiful, imaginative D alliteration abound. The only problem with the Dexter series is waiting for the next one to be published.
RAVES FOR JEFF LINDSAY'S ORIGINAL DEXTER NOVELS "[A] macabre tour-de-force." "--New York Times Book Review " "Lindsay's original, cockeyed view of the world is alive and well."" --Los Angeles Times " "Delicious and delightful might not be the best words to describe a serial killer. Unless, of course, we're talking about the delectable Dexter Morgan. . . . Lindsay, the novelist, just keeps getting better." "--USA Today ""From the Hardcover edition."