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Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay
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Sep 20, 2009

really liked it
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Dexter the television show has gotten so popular that many people do not realize that it began with a book series. The fourth book in the series finds the newly married Dexter helping his sister, a Miami cop, attempt to find the person who is elegantly posing corpses all over the city and understandably driving the tourist bureau to hysterics. After his sister is attacked and nearly murdered, Dexter and his "Dark Passenger" go on the hunt to find the attacker who has also set his sights on Dexter's family. This was a fine entry into the Dexter series, as always Lindsay keeps the tone pretty light (well, as light as a story about an unrepentant serial killer can be) and humor plays a big part in the story's success. Much like kindred spirits Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey, Lindsay uses the crazy South Florida landscape as a character in the story. Fans of the television show shouldn't have any trouble jumping in here, and anyone who enjoys quirky and unusual crime stories should enjoy this fast moving story.

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message 1: by Ellen (new)

Ellen A young man came up to the reference desk looking for a novel to read for a high school class. He said most books bored him and his teacher had placed no restrictions on what her students read. I suggested the Dexter series and he came back to tell me how much he really enjoyed the book and that it had been the perfect choice. Best of all his teacher was satisfied.

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