Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 28mm | 258.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752883186
  • 9780752883182
  • 72,609

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"A macabre tour-de-force." --"The New York Times Book Review" "A dark comedy with a creative twist."--"The Miami Herald" "Dark and devious. . . . . Daring and unexpectedly comedic." --"USA Today" "Maybe the first serial killer who unabashedly solicits our love." --"Entertainment Weekly" "With chills like these, you can skip the air-conditioning." --"Time" "One of the most likeable vigilante serial killers in recent thriller literature." --"The New Yorker" "Demonology has a dastardly new darling." --"The New York Times" "Just when you think (hope?) that the tired and rarely credible device of the serial killer next door has hit a wall, along comes a writer like Jeff Lindsay to prove you wrong. . . . So enjoyable." --"Chicago Tribune" "Mordantly funny." --"The New York Post" "A fresh, inventive slice of crime fiction that turns the axis of good and evil . . . upside down. A psychological thriller in the best sense of the gen
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About Jeff Lindsay

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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159,186 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 34% (54,097)
4 34% (53,732)
3 23% (36,318)
2 6% (10,287)
1 3% (4,752)
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