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Darkly Dreaming Dexter

     by Lindsay, Jeff

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

This book is narrated by Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter specialist with the Miami Dade Police Department, who also happns to be a serial killer. This fast-paced thriller has a strong twist of ironic humor. Dexter has established his own rules which include only killing "very bad people" who get what they deserve. Dexter's sister is a Miami cop and she is currently working on a series of gruesome killings of prostitutes and she needs his help. Dexter helps his sister solve the murders in order to keep tabs on the latest crimes and on his next victim. Things begin to unfold when it begins to look like Dexter himself may be the murderer.  

Dexter is a very twisted character but somehow the writing by Jeff Lindsay keeps the tone witty and light which is truly a testimony to his skill as a writer. Lindsay is currently finishing a second book featuring Dexter.

Reviewed by sw, 10/04. Other reviews by sw.