Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter #2)
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. To throw Doakes off his scent, he's spending more time with Rita, his girlfriend. But no matter how many cosy nights they spend in front of the TV, Doakes is still watching. Then a body turns up, horribly mutilated and barely alive. To trap the torturer, Doakes and Dexter will have to work together, if they can trust each other. It's a devil's pact and one of them will have to be the bait...
Furiously fast, funny and thrilling, DEARLY DEVOTED DEXTER proves what the critics said for his first Dexter novel: 'A virtuoso debut...a compulsive trip through territory rendered familiar by the psycho-thrillers of Thomas Harris and Michael Connelly' Guardian. Jeff Lindsay's debut, DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER, was one of the most original and exciting novels in the serial killer genre for years. It received excellent reviews: 'A sleek black comedy' Literary Review. 'It's easy to see why this debut novel has gone down a storm ... the whole thing is stylish, polished and very readable. Lindsay rattles off his story and does the job just as professionally as Dexter does his' Mirror. '[A] macabre tour-de-force' New York Times. 'Lindsay applies the thumbscrew with witty relish and draws the reader in from the outset ... Dexter is one of a kind and his adventures never fail to entertain' Guardian. The makers of Sex in the City, The Sopranos and Six Feet Under, have bought TV rights and will make a 26-part series featuring Dexter.
Jeff Lindsay lives in Florida with his wife and three daughters.