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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday (Oct. 18 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385532377
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385532372
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 3.3 x 24.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #106,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Double Dexter is Lindsay's strongest outing as he richly delves into Dexter's very scarred psyche....Dexter continues to be one of the genre's most unusual heroes." South Florida Sun-Sentinal

"Lindsay's sharp and wicked wit is in full view in this installment...[Double Dexter] had me laughing out loud." USA Today


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

About the Author

JEFF LINDSAY is the New York Times best-selling author and creator of the Dexter novels, most recently Dexter Is Delicious. He lives in south Florida with his wife and three daughters. His novels are the inspiration for the hit Showtime and CBS series Dexter.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian Gordon Malcomson HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Oct. 25 2012
Format: Paperback
As one who has watched all five seasons of this monstrously raucous made-for-TV series and read three of the novels that follow the dark and troubled existence of a modern cape-crusading vigilante, I know which one I prefer. The hour-long movie version is long enough to capture the critical essence of the plot and the suspense that goes with it. Everything happens swiftly and made to order. While the book is loaded with psychological detail and plenty of little rabbit holes to investigate, the more Dexter is seen as a complex person who is the composite of various roles such as blood-spatter analyst, brother, father and husband, working on numerous fronts from the very visible world to his private world where he goes prowling for the bad guys of which society desperately needs rid. While his killing routine might be ritualistically banal, it does show clear signs of being swift, deliberate and final. However, the lengthier novel format, such as found in this particular story, goes to great lengths to entertain us with a variety of devious subplots that eventually come together as one gigantic tidal wave of understanding. All you need to know, as you take on this novel is that Dexter is the one who is being stalked by murderous men within the ranks of the Miami PD, whose only goal is to take him down before he eliminates them. The majority of this novel is taken up with Dexter finding out who his tormentors are and devising a way to silence them. While there is a story here, the action tends to crawl in places with too much domestic moil and toil, what with snotty, annoying kids and a too-often chiding and all-too often screeching wife. While all this secondary action does win Dexter some sympathy for the plight he finds himself in, it does tend to get in the way of the story having an ideal buildup to dramatic conclusion.
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By THOMAS J GOWDYK TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Feb. 6 2014
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Typical Dexter novel, well written and suspenseful. A great read. Hopefully he keeps writing them now the TV series is gone
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Nothing more to say. All these books are phenomenal. So sad the show is over. I'm not going to say anything about the book because I don't want to give anything away
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got here super fast, cant wait to see what happens next, these books are the only thing that kept me distracted enough not to think about when my copy of dexter season 7 was going to get here
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