- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard; Reprint edition (Sept. 19 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400095921
- ISBN-13: 978-1400095926
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 259 g
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dearly Devoted Dexter Paperback – Sep 19 2006
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“A macabre work of art.” –The Miami Herald“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 PostDearly Devoted Dexter is 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 . . . and live to tell about.”—New York Times bestselling author Robert CraisPraise for award-winning Darkly Dreaming Dexter:“A dark and devious novel about Dexter Morgan, the serial killer with a heart . . . Lindsay’s tale is daring and unexpectedly comedic.”—USA Today“A macabre tour de force . . . so snappy and smart.”—The New York Times“It’s [the] human touches, including self-pity, that make Dexter come to life and Lindsay’s book so enjoyable.”—Chicago TribuneFascinating, entertaining, and brilliant.”—Robert Crais
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He's a charming monster . . .
A macabre hero . . .
A serial killer "who only kills bad people
Dexter Morgan has been under considerable pressure. It's just not easy being an ethical serial killer--especially while trying to avoid the unshakable suspicions of the dangerous Sergeant Doakes (who believes Dexter is a homicidal maniac . . . which, of course, he is). In an attempt to throw Doakes off his trail, Dexter has had to slip deep into his foolproof disguise. While not working as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, he now spends nearly all his time with his cheerful girlfriend, Rita, and her two children, sipping light beer and slowly becoming the world's first serial couch potato. But how long can Dexter play Kick the Can instead of Slice the Slasher? How long before his Dark Passenger forces him to drop the charade and let his inner monster run free?
In trying times, opportunity knocks. A particularly nasty psychopath is cutting a trail through Miami--a man whose twisted technique leaves even Dexter speechless. As Dexter's dark appetite is revived, his sister, Deborah (a newly minted, tough-as-nails Miami detective) is drawn headlong into the case. It quickly becomes clear that it will take a monster to catch a monster--but it isn't until his archnemesis is abducted that Dex can finally throw himself into the search for a new plaything. Unless, of course, his plaything finds him first . . .
With the incredible wit and freshness that drew widespread acclaim to "Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Jeff Lindsay now takes Dexter Morgan to a new level of macabre appeal and gives us one of the most original, colorful narrators in years."
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After the first book I was hoping that the second would pick up the pace a little and boy did it ever! With the addition of some new character plus the ever dedicated sister(Debs), the storyline is fast and full of suspense.
This book does have some gruesome moments, so far warning to those who can't handle it. Lindsay's writing is stellar and he paints a wonderful, vivid picture throughout leaving the reader wanting more well after the last page.
Fans of the TV show should love this series.
As Doakes' constant presence begins to put a damper on Dexter's happy slashing fun, Dexter decides to sharpen his disguise. While spending his evenings on Rita's couch drinking beer, he notices some familiar behaviour in her children. Could they be more like him than anyone suspects? Dexter quickly finds himself as a mentor to Cody and Astor as he tries to steer them on the right path.
Of course it's not all playing daddy and shaping the monsters of the future for Dexter. His sister has once again become involved in a gruesome case. It quickly becomes clear that Dexter's archnemisis Doakes has some connection to the case and the two must reluctantly work together to solve it. Dexter may just be able to kill two birds with one stone.
Once again, this book is quite funny and had me laughing out loud. Jeff Lindsey continues to develop Dexter's character and with each book a little more of himself is revealed.
With this sequel to "Darkly Dreaming Dexter", the author continues Dexter's saga. Still working as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department, Dexter is spending quite a bit of time with his girlfriend, Rita, and her two kids. He is simply trying to fit in as best he can, knowing his own inner demons. Meanwhile, his nemesis, Sergeant Doakes, continues to hound Dexter, engaging in a cat and mouse game that effectively curtails Dexter from exercising his secret vocation.
Opportunity knocks when a crazed psychopath begins kidnapping and hideously mutilating people in an unimaginable way. Dexter's sister Deborah finds herself connected to the case, and Dexter finds himself intrigued by this cunning psychopath whose technique is so fiendish as to leave even Dexter breathless. Inadvertently, this psychopath will end up doing Dexter a solid.
Written with sly humor, I enjoyed this second Dexter book even more than the first. With a fascinating plot, an ingenious psychopath that is terrorizing Miami, and some more insight into what makes Dexter tick, I am totally hooked on this fictional character.
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