Dexter By Design: A Novel

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Dexter By Design: A Novel

by Jeff Lindsay

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | October 13, 2011 | Hardcover

Dexter By Design: A Novel is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.
The macabre, witty New York Times bestselling series (and inspiration for the #1 Showtime series, Dexter) continues as our darkly lovable killer matches wits with a sadistic artiste—who is creating bizarre murder tableaux of his own all over Miami.

After his surprisingly glorious honeymoon in Paris, life is almost normal for Dexter Morgan. Married life seems to agree with him: he’s devoted to his bride, his stomach is full, and his homicidal hobbies are nicely under control. But old habits die hard—and Dexter’s work as a blood spatter analyst never fails to offer new temptations that appeal to his offbeat sense of justice…and his Dark Passenger still waits to hunt with him in the moonlight.

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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9.18 × 6.34 × 1.15 in

Published: October 13, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385518366

ISBN - 13: 9780385518369

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Creepy There are very few things that actually creep me out. I mean things that bother most people, I wouldn't even bat an eyelash at. Take me to a horror movie where everyone is freaking out at the gore being depicted on screen and I don't even bat an eyelash. Take me to a movie where the main characters are professing their undying love for one another while gazing into each others eyes and I am most likely to cover my eyes in horror. Yes, I know it's weird, but that is just the way I am. Having said that this book had some scenes that just made me my skin crawl, Jennifer's Leg being just one of them. In Dexter by Design we once again have the return of our favourite serial killer and his dark passenger. Gone is the hapless Dexter that we saw in the previous book when confronted by something more sinister than himself. We catch up with Dexter as he is on his honeymoon in Paris with the ever annoying Rita. While he is unable to indulge in his favourite hobby during his vacation, he does find some rather interesting and disturbing performance art to pass the time. Upon his return from Paris, Dexter is immediately confronted with some very, very different homicides that are a bit puzzling to him. While once again trying to help his ever ungrateful and self-absorbed sister Deborah, Dexter ends up getting himself in a bit of hot water while finding out that not all objects in the mirror are as they appear. This was a different, but enjoyable version of Dexter. It was nice to see him back to his old self, but at the same time being kept on his toes and realizing that sometimes he is his own worst enemy.
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jaw Dropping Lyndsay has done it once again and created a new and exciting book to continue the Dexter franchise and keep it alive. This next instalment in the series shows even more contrast with Dexter's relationships with his new family and a crisis with Deb shows how his character is starting to "almost" love. Deb and Dex get very emotional and Deb eventually accepts Dexter and the Code set by her father, this made my jaw drop and i had to finish the book a.s.a.p! check it out, it wont let you down if you are a fan of the previous novels.
Date published: 2010-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from devious dexter It's often difficult, I think, to keep both a book and tv series going successfully... but Dexter continues to please. There is enough continuity between the two that they work well in conjuction with each other, and yet the story lines are different and keep the intrigue. This book in particular had me both sitting on the edge of my seat and practically laughing myself out of it. Can't wait for the next one.
Date published: 2009-11-10

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Dexter By Design: A Novel

by Jeff Lindsay

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9.18 × 6.34 × 1.15 in

Published: October 13, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385518366

ISBN - 13: 9780385518369

About the Book

The macabre, witty "New York Times "bestselling series (and inspiration for the #1 Showtime series, "Dexter)" continues as our darkly lovable killer matches wits with a sadistic "artiste"--who is creating bizarre murder tableaux of his own all over Miami.
After his surprisingly glorious honeymoon in Paris, life is almost normal for Dexter Morgan. Married life seems to agree with him: he's devoted to his bride, his stomach is full, and his homicidal hobbies are nicely under control. But old habits die hard--and Dexter's work as a blood spatter analyst never fails to offer new temptations that appeal to his offbeat sense of justice...and his Dark Passenger still waits to hunt with him in the moonlight.
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.

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ONE Pardonnez-moi, monsieur. Oe est la lune? Alors, mon ancien, la lune est ici, ouvre la Seine, enorme, rouge, et humide. Merci, mon ami, I see it now. Et actualment, name of a dog, it is a night for the moon, a night made just for the sharp pleasures of the moonlight, the dance macabre between Dexter of the Dark and some special friend. But merde alors! The moon is over la Seine? Dexter is in Paris! Quelle tragedie! The Dance is not possible, not in Paris! Here there is no way to find the special friend, no sheltering Miami night, no gentle welcoming ocean waters for the leftovers. Here there is only the taxis, the tourists, and that huge and lonely moon. And Rita, of course. Rita everywhere, fumbling with her phrase book and folding and unfolding dozens of maps and guidebooks and pamphlets, all promising perfect happiness and, miraculously, delivering it--to her. Only to her. Because her newly wedded Parisian bliss is strictly a solo act, and her newly acquired husband, former high priest of lunar levity, Dexter the Drastically Deferred, can only marvel at the moon and hold tightly to the impatiently twitching Dark Passenger and hope that all this happy insanity will end soon and send us back to the well-ordered normal life of catching and carving the other monsters. For Dexter is used to carving freely, with a neat and happy hand that now must merely clutch at Rita''s while he marvels at the moon, savoring the irony of being on a Honeymoon, wherein all that is sweet and l
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From the Publisher

The macabre, witty New York Times bestselling series (and inspiration for the #1 Showtime series, Dexter) continues as our darkly lovable killer matches wits with a sadistic artiste—who is creating bizarre murder tableaux of his own all over Miami.

After his surprisingly glorious honeymoon in Paris, life is almost normal for Dexter Morgan. Married life seems to agree with him: he’s devoted to his bride, his stomach is full, and his homicidal hobbies are nicely under control. But old habits die hard—and Dexter’s work as a blood spatter analyst never fails to offer new temptations that appeal to his offbeat sense of justice…and his Dark Passenger still waits to hunt with him in the moonlight.

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.

From the Jacket

"Hilarious black humor." —USA TODAY

"Maybe the first serial killer who unabashedly solicits our love." —Entertainment Weekly

About the Author

JEFF LINDSAY is the New York Times bestselling author of Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, and Dexter in the Dark. His novels are the basis of the hit Showtime and CBS series, Dexter. He lives in South Florida with his family.

Editorial Reviews

"Hilarious black humor." —USA TODAY

"Maybe the first serial killer who unabashedly solicits our love." —Entertainment Weekly

Raves for Jeff Lindsay''s Dexter by Design

“The best of Dexter’s four adventures to date, the trademark mixture of amusement and horror complemented by a genuinely suspenseful plot.” —Kirkus (starred review)

“Dexter is a brilliant creation, a monster who walks like a man, a homicidal maniac who only kills people who deserve it, a simulacrum of a human being who has had to learn how to fake his way through the intricacies of human interaction. There is a popular television series about the character, but a TV show can’t capture the nuances of Lindsay’s writing, the subtleties of Dexter’s delightfully deranged mind…Like a lightly comic version of Hannibal Lecter, Dexter is a genuinely memorable, disturbingly compelling antihero.” —Booklist