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Publisher Description

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 edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Lindsay's Dexter's Final Cut.

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 20
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Lovelybcw ,


Loved the character, very funny and witty! Great read.

h2plushalfo2 ,

Showtime series Dexter much better than book.

Typically, I've almost always found the original book written by the author to be much better than the adapted movie or TV show. Subtleties such as the thoughts of the main character are naturally more developed in books and the language is richer. The Lecter Hannibal series books are much better than the movie, for example.

In this case, unfortunately, not so.

The book is short and has too much of the ramblings of Dexter's mind. Character development is limited. Too many coincidences or weird psychic dreams interwoven into real life makes it difficult for 'suspension of disbelief'.

Both the book and the series slowly but surely 'humanize' the character who is basically a vigilante psychopath. The TV series does a good job of deeply developing the characters and the acting is great.

I would not recommend this book...watch the show on Netflix or buy for a couple of dollars per episode on iTunes.

tristanbunn ,

Pleasantly surprised!

I've been a fan of the show for 8 years and finally decided to give the book a chance. It was a great read and constantly entertaining! I am eager to read the next book.

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