Darkly Dreaming Dexter


Author: Jeff Lindsay, Narrated by Nick Landrum

Title: Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Unabridged audio book)

Genre: Thriller

Publication Date:

Length: 8 hours, 14 minutes

Geographical Setting: Miami, Florida

Time Period: Present day

Series: Dexter series of books

Plot Summary: Dexter Morgan is a forensic blood spatter analyst. To those that see him, he’s a normal, attractive, charming man with a stable job and a boat. But that’s not the real Dexter. The real Dexter is void of the things that make people human. He has no conscience. He’s a cold, calculated, serial killer that is guided to do these things by the “dark passenger” inside of him. Dexter iss not like the usual murderers. He devotedly follows “the code of Harry”, a set of rules by Harry Morgan, the cop who adopted him. Through this code he hunts those like him. Until the bloodless dismembered bodies of prostitutes start emerging. Dexter becomes conflicted between helping his adoptive sister solve the case and his fascination with this beautiful artistic killer… But why does he feel so drawn and connected this new killer? Nick Landrum’s 1st person narration is smooth, matching Dexter’s dry and witty charm and dark introspection perfectly.

Subject Headings: Forensic scientist — Fiction, Serial murders — Fiction, Serial murders — Fiction, Serial murderers — Fiction, Vigilantes — Fiction

Appeal Terms: Complicated, black humor, witty, character centered, graphic, casual and playful tone, psychological, suspenseful, cadenced, chilling, introspective, compelling, steady, investigative

terms that best describe this book: Dark, witty, suspenseful

Similar Works and Authors (fiction):
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho: Psychological thriller told from the 1st person of a serial killer.

Jeff Povey, The Serial Killer’s Club: A man who kills a serial killer falls into a club of murderers who share a “love of the hunt”.

P.D. Martin, Body Count: An FBI profiler experiences nightmares of murdered women

Similar Works and Authors (Non-fiction):
Robert Graysmith, Zodiac Unmasked: The Identity of America’s Most Elusive Serial Killer Revealed: Continues the account of the murders that began in 1968, baffling investigators for 30 years.

Robert K. Ressler and Tom Sachtman, I Have Lived in the Monster: the man who coined the term “serial killer” shares his experiences on understanding the criminal mind.

Roger L. Depue with Susan Schindehette, Between Good and Evil: A Master Profiler’s Hunt for Society’s Most Violent Predators: FBI Profiler shares experiences in law enforcement.

Name: Chris


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