Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

By Jeff Lindsay

  • Release Date: 2004-07-20
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 528 Ratings


The Basis for a New Showtime® Original Series Starring Michael C. Hall

Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened–of himself or some other fiend.

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


  • Pleasantly surprised!

    By tristanbunn
    I've been a fan of the show for 8 years and finally decided to give the book a chance. It was a great read and constantly entertaining! I am eager to read the next book.
  • I love you Jeff Lindsay! And Dexter too!

    By xtinarina78
    What a fantastic read. Watched the show first. If it weren't for Jef. We wouldn't have the masterpiece that is Dexter. Jeff is quite the writer.
  • Dexy

    By Lovelybcw
    Loved the character, very funny and witty! Great read.
  • Amazing!

    By Jskocz
    Thrilling from start to finish. It's beautifully dark descriptions transport you into another world.
  • Chilling and Darkly humorous

    By JCZero
    Lindsey hits it out of the park with this moody, atmospheric thriller in the first installment of the dexter series. Halfway through the book I began to wonder if the author has had past experiences with his own "dark passenger." his wordplay and prose were a delight from beginning to end. A very entertaining read, it literally kept me up past my bedtime on more than a few occasions just so I could finish one more chapter. I highly recommend this book to any fans of crime dramas, dark comedies or the "dexter" TV show.
  • Awesome

    By La 89
    Very good book loved it.
  • Different

    By Dark.Knight.88
    The books isn't nearly as good as the show, but it is still quite good. The language is easy to read and easy to breeze through without hanging up on intricate wording like some other novels. The end seemed a bit rushed but overall it was a good story.
  • Different but good!

    By Idihcrac
    I watched the show before reading. Turns out that the book is on par with the show until toward the end. I found that the show made this story arc more dramatic than the book. Also, characters were developed faster in the show than in this book. I would recommend this book because it is written beautifully. But watch the show too...
  • Slice of life

    By Blahhhblahblahhhhhblaaaaa
    The book could have been 200 pages longer. Although the insight provided by Dexter makes a terribly interesting read, the plot is full of holes and the other characters exist as a means to create certain plausibilities. Thankfully, the tv show does a commendable job of filling the gaps. Lindsay's Dexter does happen to be much more sadistic, thereby much less likable.
  • Fantastic TV Show

    By Jason Manheim
    ...absolutely terrible book. Whoever saw the potential in this poorly written book and adapted it for the screen is a genius.