Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay
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In his work as a Miami crime scene investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds. . . particularly because, on occasion, he commits them himself. But Dexter's happy existence is turned upside down when he is called to an unusually disturbing crime scene at the university campus. Dexter's Dark Passenger – mastermind of his homicidal prowess – immediately senses something chillingly recognizable and goes into hiding. Dexter is alone for the first time in his life, and he realizes he's being hunted by a truly sinister adversary. Meanwhile he's planning a wedding and trying to learn how to be a stepfather to his fiancé's two kids – who might just have dark tendencies themselves. Macabre, ironic, and wonderfully entertaining, Dexter in the Dark goes deeper into the psyche of one of the freshest protagonists in recent fiction.

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

 

About Jeff Lindsay

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JEFF LINDSAY is the New York Times bestselling author of Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, and Dexter in the Dark. His novels are the basis of the hit Showtime and CBS series, Dexter. He lives in South Florida with his family.
 
Published August 12, 2008 by Vintage. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Two sociopaths are a crowd, as Miami-Dade forensic tech Dexter Morgan (Dexter is Delicious, 2010, etc.) realizes when he’s crowded by a wannabe who seems bent on taking over his gig as the bloody scourge of Miami’s worst citizens.

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The Miami PD forensic tech who analyzes blood-spatter patterns of murder victims when he’s not dispatching them himself (Dexter in the Dark, 2007, etc.) comes up against an equally formidable foe.

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In fact, as a grisly discovery in the Everglades soon confirms, Tyler’s been killed and eaten at a hideous private barbecue—presumably by the self-styled Vlad, né Robert Acosta, the spoiled son of untouchable county commissioner Joe Acosta, and the rest of the cannibal crew who assemble at that e...

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Deborah Morgan, Dexter’s sister, arrests professor Jerry Halpern, who watches from jail as the murders continue—including, most satisfyingly, the monstrous caterer Dexter has booked for his wedding to his girlfriend Rita.

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Dexter Morgan, Miami's favorite vigilante sociopath, battles demons more powerful than even he can imagine.

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In Lindsay’s third novel to feature endearing Miami cop and serial killer Dexter Morgan (after 2005’s Darkly Devoted Dexter ), the Dark Passenger, the

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Dexter the Demon, Dexter the Avenger—whatever he chooses to call himself, the hero of this intelligent, darkly humorous series knows he's a monster who loves slicing people into little pieces.

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After a honeymoon that includes a trip to Paris to see an exhibit of self-mutilating art, Dexter—a blood-spatter expert for the Miami PD and a serial killer who hunts killers who have evaded justice—teams up with his sister, a Miami PD sergeant, to search for a killer with a taste for gruesome po...

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Perhaps Landrum's finest feat, however, is the chill-inducing voice he adopts for Dexter's Dark Passenger, which underscores Dexter's transformations from charming neighborhood killer into inhuman predator.

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Authors are often poor narrators of their work—happily this is not the case with Jeff Lindsay, who brings a perfect performance to the narration of his latest novel starring Dexter, the charismatic, sociopathic serial killer.

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But all his life, Dexter has followed the rules set down by his cop foster father (who knew of Dexter's proclivities), to indulge his passion only by slaying other serial killers.

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(Lindsay likes to play satirically with the clichés of self-acceptance and self-knowledge.) The signal event of DEXTER IN THE DARKis the sudden disappearance of this private voice, leaving Dexter unknowable even to himself.

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Dexter does not dither.” In Dexter by Design, Jeff Lindsay makes a bold move and it pays off.

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AUTHOR WEBSITE: Wikipedia page on Jeff Lindsay EXTRAS: Excerpt MORE ON MOSTLYFICTION: Read our review of: Darkly Dreaming Dexter (1) Dearly Devoted Dexter (2) Dexter by Design (4)

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