Friday, January 15, 2010

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Darkly Dreaming Dexter
By Jeff Lindsay
Publisher: Orion
Published: 2005
ISBN-13: 9780752865744
275 pages

Fancy a serial killer with a heart? You might like psychopath Dexter Morgan who is a full-time forensic blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police. He kills only the bad guys (and is never caught) and is driven by his late adoptive father’s code of ethics he calls "The Code of Harry." When another killer comes to town imitating his style, Dexter gets really curious. Deborah, his adoptive sister and a police officer, doesn’t know about Dexter’s “extracurricular activities” and needs his help to crack the case. Darkly Dreaming Dexter is an interesting story but I’m not crazy about it. It’s still a good read, though.

Note: This is a 100-word book review. I have two more books in the series: Dearly Devoted Dexter and Dexter in the Dark, and will read them soon.