Dexter

16 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 8,099 ratings

Darkly Dreaming Dexter Publisher's Summary

The Basis for the 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.

©2005 Jeff Lindsay (P)2012 Random House
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  • Book 1

    • Darkly Dreaming Dexter

    • Dexter, Book 1
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,595

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love the show, like the book

    • By Heather on 02-14-13

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Darkly Dreaming Dexter

    • Dexter Book 1
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Dexter Morgan isn't exactly the kind of man you'd bring home to your mum. At heart he's the perfect gentleman: he has a shy girlfriend and seems to lead a quiet, normal life bordering on the mundane. Despite the fact that he can't stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But Dexter also has a secret hobby: He is an accomplished serial killer. So far he's killed 36 people and has never been caught because he knows exactly how to hide the evidence.

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 2

    • Dearly Devoted Dexter

    • Dexter, Book 2
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 950
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 859
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 856

    Dexter Morgan has been under considerable pressure. It’s just not easy being an ethical serial killer - especially while trying to avoid the unshakable suspicions of the dangerous Sergeant Doakes (who believes Dexter is a homicidal maniac... which, of course, he is). In an attempt to throw Doakes off his trail, Dexter has had to slip deep into his foolproof disguise. While not working as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, he now spends nearly all his time with his cheerful girlfriend, Rita....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Dexter story!

    • By Taylor on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Dearly Devoted Dexter

    • Dexter Book 2
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Miami's best-dressed serial killer is back and on the prowl - at least he would be if he could shake off his permanent shadow. Ever since their paths first crossed, Sergeant Doakes hasn't let Dexter Morgan out of his sight. Dexter may well be the Miami PD's blood-spatter analyst, but Sgt. Doakes has a pretty good idea of how Dex likes to spend his free time, and he's determined to catch him in the act. Dex hasn't killed in months and is getting twitchy.

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 3

    • Dexter in the Dark

    • A Novel
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 544

    “One of the most likable vigilante serial killers” ( The New Yorker) faces his ultimate adversary…an evil so terrifying it scares away Dexter’s inner monster - and nearly dries up his sense of humor - in this wickedly witty, darkly suspenseful novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow. Dark Dexter Does It Again.

    • By Alfred on 04-12-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Dexter in the Dark

    • Dexter Book 3
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Dexter Morgan is busy planning his wedding to Rita to complete his nice-guy disguise. But when a student is found burnt, molested and headless - seemingly sacrificed to an ancient god - and Dex is brought in as forensic analyst to help investigate, he realises he could be dealing with someone a whole lot more sinister than he is. Soon it seems the dark passenger in Dexter's head has gone into hiding. And when something creeps out your friendly neighbourhood serial killer, you know it's serious.

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  • Book 4

    • Dexter by Design

    • Dexter, Book 4
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    The discovery of a corpse (artfully displayed as a sunbather relaxing on a Miami beach chair) naturally piques Dexter's curiosity and Miami’s finest realize they’ve got a terrifying new serial killer on the loose. And Dexter, of course, is back in business.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love the Dexter series ❤❤❤

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-08-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Dexter by Design

    • Dexter Book 4
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Being a blood-spatter analyst who hates the sight of blood has always made Dexter's work for the Miami PD tough. But it means he's very neat when it comes to his out-of-hours hobby: murder. Of course the fact Dexter kills only bad people helps, too. Now Dex is facing a disturbing situation. He's used to blood at work and blood when he's out with the dark passenger (the voice that guides him on his deadly outings). But he's not sure what to make of the man who says blood is art.

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  • Book 5

    • Dexter Is Delicious

    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,873
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,012
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,012

    Dexter is experiencing some major life changes - don't we all? And they're mostly wrapped up in the eight-pound curiosity that is his newborn daughter. Family bliss is cut short, however, when Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl who has been running with a bizarre group of goths who fancy themselves to be vampires. As Dexter gets closer to the truth of what happened to the missing girl, he realizes they are not really vampires so much as cannibals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Odd even for Dexter, but enjoyable!

    • By Book Addict on 09-18-10

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Dexter Is Delicious

    • Dexter Book 5
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Everything's changing for our friendly neighbourhood serial killer. As if getting married wasn't enough to complete his nice-guy persona, Dexter is now the proud father of a baby girl. And, disconcertingly, he actually seems to care. But even if fatherhood is distracting Dexter from his midnight excursions to rid Miami of a few more lowlifes, there's no let-up at work. Two young girls are missing - and it's not long before one of the bodies turns up partially eaten.

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  • Book 6

    • Double Dexter

    • A Novel
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,012

    Dexter Morgan is not your average serial killer. He enjoys his day job as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department... but he lives for his nighttime hobby of hunting other killers. Dexter is therefore not pleased to discover that someone is shadowing him, observ­ing him, and copying his methods. Dexter is not one to tol­erate displeasure... in fact, he has a knack for extricating himself from trouble in his own pleasurable way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doting Daddy Dexter Delivers D'goods!

    • By phillip on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Double Dexter

    • Dexter Book 6
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A witness. Such a simple concept - and yet for Dexter Morgan, a perfectly well-disguised serial killer, the possibility of a witness is terrifying. As an upstanding blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police, Dexter has always managed to keep the darker side of his life out of the spotlight. An expert at finding truly bad people - murderers who've long escaped justice - Dexter has long been giving them his own special brand of attention.

    Regular price: $19.62

  • Book 7

    • Dexter's Final Cut

    • A Novel
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 679
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 616

    Mayhem. You won't find this story on television. Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan. Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research", Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Should be renamed "Dexter is a D-Bag"

    • By drew on 11-03-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Dexter's Final Cut

    • Dexter Book 7
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest stars descend on the Miami Police Department for 'research'. Megastar Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters, and he becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood-spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role as a forensics guy, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move. There is just one tiny problem...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love Dexter

    • By Jenny Taylor on 06-28-15

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 8

    • Dexter Is Dead

    • Dexter Book 8
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 4

    It wasn't supposed to end this way. In a flash of steel, a flurry of gunshots, a chorus of strangled moans, blending with the wails of sirens, certainly. A properly dramatic ending, with a good body count, a dash of treachery, absolutely. But not with Dexter, serial killer and forensic blood spatter analyst, horribly wronged and unjustly accused of the wrong murder, languishing inside the Guilford Knight Correctional Centre, bound and restrained, getting one hour's exercise a day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great narration, weak plot

    • By R. Faria on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Dexter Is Dead

    • A Novel
    • By: Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 695
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 643
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 643

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A sorry end to a great series

    • By David on 08-23-15

    Regular price: $28.00