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Dexter by Design

By Jeff Lindsay

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Format: Paperback, 304 pages, Export ed Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 February 2009
Being a blood spatter analyst who hates the sight of blood has always made Dexter's work for the Miami PD tough. But it means he's very neat when it comes to his out-of-hours hobby: murder. Of course, the fact Dexter only kills bad people helps too. Now Dex is facing a disturbing situation. He's used to blood at work, and blood when he's out with the dark passenger (the voice that guides him on his deadly outings). But he's not sure what to make of the man who says blood is art. Using bodies as his canvas, someone is out there expressing themselves in the most lethal and painful of ways. If Dexter's to escape the scalpel and avoid becoming the latest exhibit, he needs somewhere to run...and he might just have found the perfect place. With his wedding looming, completing his nice-guy disguise, Dexter's honeymoon might just save his skin. From the most original voice in crime fiction, DEXTER BY DESIGN is an enthralling, macabre and gruesomely entertaining thriller.

Promotional Information

DEXTER has gone stratospheric. Now reaching audiences of 20 million plus on US TV, it hit terrestrial TV in the UK in Feb 08 on ITV. The acclaimed show has won an array of awards and a third series is already commissioned. The glowing reviews for the TV pick up the same qualities that make the books so compelling - macabre, gripping and with a unique voice. Dexter is a fascinating and darkly funny (anti)hero. 'Fascinating, entertaining, and brilliant. Let Jeff Lindsay introduce you to the serial killer next door - Dexter (and his Dark Passenger) are the freshest, most terrifying creations you are ever likely to meet.' Robert Crais 'An enjoyable reunion with the only psychopath you wouldn't mind having in your corner.' DAILY POST 'Dexter in the Dark is witty and thought-provoking, full of unexpected sidelights on the nature of murder. Highly recommended.' SPECTATOR

About the Author

In addition to his DEXTER novels, Jeff's plays have been performed on the stage in New York and London. Outside of writing, Jeff is a musician and karate enthusiast. He lives in Florida with his family.

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Lindsay doesn't always maintain the balance between farce and something more serious in his fourth thriller to feature Dexter Morgan (after Dexter in the Dark). As fans of the hit Showtime TV series know, Dexter is a blood-splatter analyst for the Miami PD as well as a serial killer who targets killers who've evaded justice. When two eviscerated corpses turn up on a beach, Dexter investigates, as does his sister, Deborah, a sergeant with his department, who suffers serious injury after she's stabbed by a suspect, Alex Doncevic. Convinced Deborah's assailant is the person also responsible for the bodies on the beach, Dexter eliminates Doncevic, only to find that he's taken an innocent life. To Dexter's further dismay, someone begins posting videos of Doncevic's murder on YouTube. While the darkly witty Lindsay deserves credit for continuing to make imaginative use of his original concept, a contrived resolution disappoints. (Sept.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

"Fans of both the books and the Showtime TV series will eat it up," read the review of the Doubleday hc, LJ 8/09; Nick Landrum reads. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

EAN: 9780752897578
ISBN: 0752897578
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.3 x 2.2 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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the Dexter novels are a brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT book series. XD
With it being made into three seasons, you cant go wrong with Dexter.
with him getting married to Rita and him on the run, you can always expect a funny and a down-right clever way that hes going to escape this situation.
and like all my previous reviews, 5 out of 5 and more! :)

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