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Book List
Author is Jeff Lindsay
#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
1 2004 2015 Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Dexter Morgan #1
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Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing.  He's handsome and charming, but something in his past 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 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.

"A DARK COMEDY WITH A CREATIVE TWIST."
- The Miami Herald

"MAYBE THE FIRST SERIAL KILLER WHO UNABASHEDLY SOLICITS OUR LOVE."
- Entertainment Weekly

"DARK AND DEVIOUS.... DARING AND UNEXPECTEDLY COMEDIC."
- USA Today

"WITH CHILLS LIKE THESE, YOU CAN SKIP THE AIR-CONDITIONING."
- Time
2 2005 2015 Dearly Devoted Dexter
Dexter Morgan #2
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Jeff Lindsay  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Life's tough for Dexter Morgan.  It's not easy being the world's only serial killer with a conscience, especially when you work for the Miami police.  To avoid suspicion, dexter's had to slip deep into his disguise: s[ending time with his girlfriend and her kids, slowly becomming the world's first serial killing couch potato.

Then a particularly nasty psychopath starts cutting a trail through Miami - a killer whose twisted techniques leave even Dexter speechless.  When his sister Deborah, a tough-as-nails cop, is drawn into the case, it becomes clear that Dexter will have to come out of hiding and hunt the monster down.  Unless, of course, the killer finds him first...

"THE FIRST SERIAL KILLER WHO
UNABASHEDLY SOLICITS OUR LOVE."

- Entertainment Weekly

"MORBIDLY FUNNY."
- Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

CREEPILY OVER THE TOP... SNAPPIER THAN EVER."
- The Oregonian

"LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR BLOWING ACROSS ALL OF CRIME-
NOVEL CONVENTIONS, THERE IS DEXTER."

- The Denver Post
3 2009 2019 Dexter by Design
Dexter Morgan #4
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4 2007 2016 Dexter in the Dark
Dexter Morgan #3
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"WONDERFUL....  DARKLY AMUSING....  Our handsome murderer may consider himself emotionless, but his sheer joie de vivre - or joie de mourir - is both obvious and contagious."
- The Boston Globe

In his work as a Miami crime scene investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds... particularly because, on occasion, he commits them himself. But Dexter's happy existence is turned upside down when he is called to an unusually disturbing crime scene at the university campus. Dexter's Dark Passenger - mastermind of his homicidal prowess - immediately senses something chillingly recognizable and goes into hiding. Dexter is alone for the first time in his life, and he realizes he's being hunted by a truly sinister adversary. Meanwhile he's planning a wedding and trying to learn how to be a stepfather to his fiancé's two kids - who might just have dark tendencies themselves. Macabre, ironic, and wonderfully entertaining, Dexter in the Dark goes deeper into the psyche of one of the freshest protagonists in recent fiction.

"[Dexter's] adrenaline-pumping gore factor is balance with large doses of hilarious black humor.  Any writer who can make his readers love a serial killer must be doing something right." - USA Today

"An entertaining, funny series that draws us in and makes us root, almost against our will, for a ruthless, yet appealing killer.  In his own way, Dexter is trying to make a world a better place." - Sun-Sentinel
5 2015 2021 Dexter Is Dead
Dexter Morgan #8
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ALL GOOD THINGS MUST END


Dexter Morgan - blood-spatter analyst... husband... father... serial killer - knew that he couldn’t burn the candle at both ends forever, and now his dark deeds have finally ensnared him. He is in prison on multiple homicide charges - although, ironically, he did not commit any of the murders of which he is accused. He’s lost everything: his wife, kids, career, and the loyalty of his sister. His sole, small shot at redemption may come from his brother, Brian, a homicidal maniac who makes Dexter look like the angel in the family. By helping Brian through some serious trouble of his own making, Dexter sees a potential path to proving himself innocent. And, with nothing left to hold him back, he hurtles into an epic showdown... which may be his last.

"Jeff Lindsay has brought his 'A' game to this farewell, wrapping things up in fine fashion."
- Bookreporter

"It's like very little else you've read.  Imagine if Hannibal Lecter starred in CSI: Miami instead of David Caruso, and you're halfway there."
- Time

"Dexter's sardonic voice [is] so snappy and smart, and yet so full of self-loathing that we hate ourselves for laughing."
- The New York Times Book Review
6 2010 2019 Dexter Is Delicious
Dexter Morgan #5
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THE "DEXTER" PHENOMENON - IN BOOKSTORES, ON TV SCREENS, AND IN THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS OF FANS WORLDWIDE - CONTINUES WITH HIS MOST DELECTABLE DISH TO DATE.

Dexter Morgan's neatly organized life as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police, devoted hisband and father, and killer of only those who deserve it is turned upside down by the arrival of his new daughter, Lily Anne.  Feeling surprisingly sunny and loving, he's trying to supress the influence of his Dark Passenger - the voice inside who guides his homicidal urges.  But Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old girl who has been running with a bizzare group of goths who fancy themselved to be vampires.  As Dexter gets closer to the truth of what happened to the missing girl, he realizes they are not really vampires, but cannibals.  And most disturbing, these people have their eyes on Dexter... and their mouths are watering.

"LINDSAY CONTINUES TO BRING A UNIQUE VIEW
TO THE GENRE'S MOST UNUSUAL HERO." - Sun-Sentinel

"DEXTER'S CAPTIVATING, FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT IS A GENUINELY EXCITING READ." - Time Out New York

"LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR BLOWING ACROSS ALL OF CRIME-NOVEL CONVENTIONS, THERE IS DEXTER." - The Denver Post
7 2013 2021 Dexter's Final Cut
Dexter Morgan #7
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, MURDER.
THE DEXTER SERIES
CONTINUES WITH A WILD RIDE
THROUGH HOLLYWOOD.


Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters.  When he and a group of fellow actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research," Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood-spatter analyst with a sweet tooth and seemingly average life.

Chase shadows Dexter's every move, trying to learn what makes him tick.  However, Dexter's favorite pastime of hunting down the worst killers who've escaped legal presecution - and introducing them to his special brand of justice - presents, well, a bit of a problem.  It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight if Dexter wants to stay our of the electric chair, but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame....

"One of the most likable vigilante serial killers in recent thriller literature."
- The New Yorker

"Gory?  Yes.  Appaling?  Absolutely!  Funny?  Amazingly so!"
- Los Angeles Times

"Totally captivating....  Totally original.  The characters are beautifully drawn, particularly Dexter, who is tremendoudly likeable, his hobby notwithstanding."
- St. Petersburg Time
8 2011 2019 Double Dexter
Dexter Morgan #6
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THE DEXTER SERIES


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 - Dexter has long been giving them his own special brand of 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.

A DEXTER NOVEL - 6






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