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Publisher's Summary

After seven national best sellers and eight seasons as one of the most successful shows on television, New York Times best-selling author Jeff Lindsay bids a thrilling farewell to his uniquely twisted and beloved serial killer, Dexter Morgan. Dexter Is Dead is the definitive conclusion of the character who has become a global icon.

Dexter Morgan has burned the candle at both ends for many years: blood spatter analyst...husband...father...serial killer. And now, for the first time, his world has truly collapsed. Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything - including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime, ironically, he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter's innocence. But the stakes are deadly, and the epic showdown that lies in Dexter's path may lead, once and for all, to his demise.

Jeff Lindsay's trademark devilish wit and cutting satire have never been sharper. Dexter Is Dead marks the end of a beloved series, but is also Dexter's most satisfying and suspenseful outing yet.

©2015 Jeff Lindsay (P)2015 Random House Audio

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Parting is such sweet sorrow

Excellent wrap-up from Jeff Lindsay. I'm sorry to see Dex go, but the story worked very well. Although I knew it was going to happen, Lindsay brought me from kicking and screaming to calm resignation. I hope to learn what becomes of the two little passengers without Dex around to guide them. One day, maybe?

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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A sorry end to a great series

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Dexter isn't for everyone, but this final book in the Dexter series isn't worth recommending to anyone--perhaps someone I don't like.

What was most disappointing about Jeff Lindsay’s story?

Dexter's Dead didn't stick to the premise that made the series enjoyable. I don't know which is worse, Lindsay abandoning all his characters to present a finale book with a plot one inch deep. Brian, Debs, Astor, and Dexter are unrecognizable. Not even Cody is consistent with his previous character.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance characterized Dexter as a prissy self-involved who is almost normal, which is a crime by itself.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The only redeeming quality of this book is that it clearly demonstrates that Jeff Lindsay no longer wants to write Dexter books.

Any additional comments?

Totally disappointing!!!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Way better then the last one!

Would you consider the audio edition of Dexter Is Dead to be better than the print version?

For me, yes.I love hearing a great story!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dexter,because he's Dexter!

What about Jeff Lindsay’s performance did you like?

Dexters voice, I did not like his Debs and Brian voices ..

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I thought it was smart and funny.

Any additional comments?

I don't believe Dexter is dead,,,,,,

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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FABULOUS

Jeff Lindsay has more wit than any other English writer alive, including those publishing in the comedy genre. I listen to his books solely in private as I frequently burst out in raucous cackling which is unseemly and rude in most public places. He and he alone is Dexter for me as his narration cannot be surpassed.

This current novel is deftly plotted, brilliantly funny and plainly - a great time.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Colorado
  • 07-12-15

R.I.P Dexter!

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I've read so many different & mixed reviews on this the last installment we'll ever read about our beloved knife wielding Dexter. So I was naturally very curious and excited to see for myself what I thought of this book. Mr. Lindsay does not (in this one Dexter fans opinion) disappoint. Personally I don't see how there could've been any other possible ending and Jeff Lindsay wrote a very powerful ending that hints (to me) that Dexter wasn't as wholly unfeeling and cold hearted as he always believed himself to be. That's really all I can say on that without giving away key information resulting in nasty spoilers! As far as the rest of the book, I absolutely loved that Dexter and Brian finally had their book! As a dedicated Dexter fan the many wonderful possibilities of what could happen if Dexter gave into Brian's repeated requests for brotherly playtime has always intrigued me, making it to the very top position on my Dexter storyline wishlist. No surprise that we had to wait until the final book for this particular wish to come to pass.....it was worth every second of the wait! Naturally this final book will not please everyone, after all saying goodbye to a favorite and dearly loved character is never easy and we all have our opinions on how if at all it should be done. Jeff Lindsay has always been the mastermind the behind Dexter I've grown so attached too over the years, so who am I to second guess his writing genius? I can't and I won't, I choose just to sit back and trust in Jeff to do what he knows best and simply enjoy my last opportunity to immerse myself in the truly addictive world of our favorite serial killer...and that's exactly what I did! If you're a true fan of the Dexter series (the books) then there is no way you can not read this final goodbye to Dexter. Will you love it as much as I did? There's only way way to find out! Thank You Jeff Lindsay! Rest in Peace Dexter Morgan you will be missed!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Greg C
  • Discovery Bay, California
  • 07-18-15

Nasty. Great. Funny. Predictable. Surprising.

Would you consider the audio edition of Dexter Is Dead to be better than the print version?

n/a. I enjoy Lindsays narration.

What did you like best about this story?

Classic Dexter dilemma . Great bad guys. Terrible cops. dexter against all odds. Brother to the rescue. Great reprise to Dexter with his Mom

What about Jeff Lindsay’s performance did you like?

He is terrific.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending as Dexter was facing his mortality

Any additional comments?

I don;t believe we have heard the last from Dexter or Jeff Lindsay

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Thats how you end the series?

Very disappointed. That wasnt even close to the caliber of the previous dexter books. The big "twist" in the story was so stupidly obvious. And the ending... Really? Just like that? Were you trying to be the new version of the Sopranos??

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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glad it's over

these books have just gone downhill. before, Dexter came off as a genius. now he just comes across as a big bumbling baffoon. and the alliteration is old. too much of it isn't a good thing. I liked the first Dexter books, but the golden goose got old and thank god it's over.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Alan
  • lebanon, mo, United States
  • 07-09-15

Can't believe I was fooled again.

Shame on me I guess. Lindsay got me with the last book removing anything likable about Dexter. Now he has finished the job. Well done Mr. Lindsay you managed to end a book worse than the Showtime Series.

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  • cristina
  • Somerville, MA, United States
  • 07-23-15

Unsatisfying

I loved the tv series and the series early books. Plus, Jeff Lindsay is a perfect Dexter (as the author, of course, he should know). The one before this was boring, but I wanted to give Lindsay another chance. It was certainly better but definitely not up to the standards of the first few. Yes, he says funny things, but they are mere chuckles. And the story is not that exciting or entertaining. (Beware of spoilers in some of the other reviews, by the way.)

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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