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Meet Dexter, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing . . . a monster who cringes at the site of blood . . . a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likable: "he only kills bad people,"
Dexter Morgan isn't exactly the kind of man you'd bring home to Mom. Though he's playful and has a wonderfully ironic sense of humor, Dexter's one character flaw (his proclivity for murder) can be off-putting. But at heart Dexter is the perfect gentleman, supportive of his sister, Deb, a Miami cop, and interested only in doing away with people who really deserve his special visit. Dex is quite good-looking but totally indifferent to (and, frankly, a bit puzzled by) the attentions paid to him by women. Despite the fact that he can't stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police department, a job that allows him to keep tabs on the latest crimes and keep an eye open for his next quarry.
Dexter's well-organized life is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami. Dex is intrigued, even delighted, by the fact that the other killer appears to have a style reminiscent of his own. Yet he can't help but feel that the mysterious new arrival is not merely invading his turf, but reaching out to him as well. This new killer seems to be doing more than copying Dexter--he seems to be saying, "Come out and play." Dexter's secret life makes for a lonely existence . . . even a lovable monster can be intrigued by the prospect of finding a friend.
Introducing one of the most witty and original narrators in years, Jeff Lindsay's "Darkly Dreaming Dexter "is a fresh, surprising, and brilliantly executed novel that is sure toreceive wide acclaim.
Title: Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Categories: Crime Fiction,
Publisher: New York, Doubleday: August 2004
ISBN Number: 038551123X
ISBN Number 13: 9780385511230
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001444
Description: 288pp. 8vo. Introduces Dexter Morgan, the lovable monster. Author's debut book. Signed by author on title page, book is unclipped, unread, clean, tight, a stated First Edition with a complete number line from 1-10. Spine head slightly pushed. A clear plastic bookmark with a blood slide printed on it is laid in. Jacket is Brodart protected.