Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter Series #2)

Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter Series #2)

by Jeff Lindsay
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Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter Series #2) by Jeff Lindsay

Life’s tough for Dexter Morgan. It’s not easy being the world’s only serial killer with a conscience, especially when you work for the Miami police. To avoid suspicion, Dexter’s had to slip deep into his disguise: spending time with his girlfriend and her kids, slowly becoming the world’s first serial killing couch potato. Then a particularly nasty psychopath starts cutting a trail through Miami — a killer whose twisted techniques leave even Dexter speechless. When his sister Deborah, a tough-as-nails cop, is drawn into the case, it becomes clear that Dexter will have to do come out of hiding and hunt the monster down. Unless, of course, the killer finds him first. . .

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ISBN-13: 9781400095926
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/19/2006
Series: Dexter Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 121,353
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

JEFF LINDSAY is the author of Darkly Dreaming Dexter. He lives in South Florida with his wife and three daughters.

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Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 407 reviews.
BooCat More than 1 year ago
While working for a non-profit I wrote a VISTA grant that brought me in contact with five very bright and wonderful Type-A young people. When they heard me lamenting that I had come to the end of the Odd Thomas series, until another is written, they all recommended Dexter. They told me he was like Odd but with a twist. Oh dear, what a twist he has. If anyone had told me I would read a book about a serial killer, root for him, laugh at him and stay up late finishing the book, I would have thought that person to be as insane as Dexter. Dexter actually works in the Miami PD Crime Lab as a blood spatter expert, oh yeah, is he ever. There are more crazy characters in all of these books including his "sister" from the foster family that raised him, police department denizens, a girlfriend that is a half-a-bubble off level, her two kids who are future serial killers in the making and the assortment of child molesters that Dexter dispatches via vivisection in each book while tracking down other killers. Dexter has no respect whatsoever for killers who do not clean up their crime scenes. These books are pure escapist fare, but loads of fun. They are well written. One of the premium television channels has made a series out of them, but since I have not had a television hook up in my house since 1998, I will have to wait until they put them on DVD to see those. I might also add, they are not for the squeamish.
Megan Gaul More than 1 year ago
The first book was okay...but this one was so much better! The first book was kinda difficult to get through, leading me to think I might not enjoy the series bc of the fact that I had already watched all five seasons of the show before reading the books. But the second book completely changed my mind. This book kept me in suspense, excited to find out what would happen next. I can't wait to read the next five books in the series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Dexter series, they are so easy to read! They're fun to read and bring you a total escape. This one is very slow to get going, but really good once you get to the middle.
smsnow1 More than 1 year ago
I didn't like it as much as the first book. But maybe that's because not much was added to the overall plot. It was completely drug out...almost like it just kept going and going and going....booooring. I expected more of a story about Doakes as well. It was kinda predictable at times. I did like it, but it was just too similar to the first book. I am hoping the 3rd book goes in a different direction because I can't take much more of the same stuff.
Cruenta More than 1 year ago
Dexter is a whole new kind of serial killer. One can't help but like him and his dark charm. Even though he kills, he only kills those who harm or murder others. In this way, he doesn't seem to be such a bad guy. The way he thinks and talks are so different then anyone else. His dark humor and twisted morals draw people in. Through this book, the reader can enjoy the morbid fun that is Dexter.
Rocco44 More than 1 year ago
I have read all three of the dexter book s and I also love the show. I can't wait to see what Jeff writes next. The story about Dexter and his life show how similar it is to anyone else in the world, trying to fit in and deal with the world around us. I hope therwe will be another book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Miami-Dade police forensics lab blood spatter analyst Dexter ¿the Avenger¿ Morgan obsesses in euphoria when he slices and dices a person, but he also is selective in who he carves up choosing the dregs of society, and psychopaths especially serial killers. He recently notched number forty, homicidal pedophile photographer Steve Reiker and eagerly awaits his next victim..................... A serial slicer Danco apparently leisurely over a few weeks surgically removes extremities from his victims who he keeps alive as he slowly mutilates them one body part at a time. When a still alive Salvadoran Manuel Borges is found, he has no body part hanging off his torso the medical examiner estates he underwent at least a month of torture as some of the slits left by the carved off body part healed. Dexter admires this newcomer to the slice and dice game, but also decides to stop this rival although some DC outsider Kyle Chutsky claims lead until he is abducted and loses a finger with more to follow. Now Dexter goes hunting to find the killer....................... As with DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER, DEARLY DEVOTED DEXTER is a wild macabre perhaps insane South Florida police procedural starring a psychopathic hero who enjoys the finer things in life, eviscerating serial killers. How crazy Dexter is comes out loud clear when unlike his peers and his adversary in the police department who are horrified by Danco¿s work, the Avenger recognizes a fellow artisan albeit one that he must stop. Readers expecting a High Noon showdown between two professional slashers will enjoy the duel when it occurs but will wait for quite a while as Dexter the sleuth investigates................... Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He smirked and he sat down beside her. "Admit you're a masochist. You love the pain." He wraps his arms around her, licking her cheek. (Want me to describe myself? I'll make a bio soon at the camp.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She flys in tapping her foot!
LisaDunckley More than 1 year ago
A funny book with an interesting premise—the serial killer who knows he can't control his urges, so he limits himself to only killing bad guys (mostly other serial killers). His foster father recognized Dexter's dark side, so he taught Dexter to fake having emotions and a conscience, and pass as a normal human. He was a cop, so he also taught Dexter how to find the bad guys, AND how to escape detection from other cops. Dexter works in the crime scene industry, so he has contacts within law enforcement. While this is not the first book that uses the Serial Killer Who Only Kills Bad Guys character (Dean Koontz did it for one), this is definitely the funniest hero and the most engaging. Dexter's attempts at pretending to be a normal guy work better than he anticipates, and he gets involved in a relationship. This particular book in the series involves a serial killer who is nasty even by Dexter's standards, and Dexter has to make choices that may compromise his own ability to remain under the radar.
Wiliam_Maltese More than 1 year ago
AND A BIG, “YES!” FOR THIS SECOND BOOK OF THE DEXTER SERIES! I came to this book, second in the “Dexter Series”, and to book one, late in the game, only after seeing on the TV screen, countless times, while fascinated by the Dexter television series, the insightful, “Based on the novel, Darkly Dreaming Dexter”. Always tempted to start reading, then and there, I’m glad I waited, enough time having transpired, between the TV series and the now, for me to find none of the differences between the books and the TV episodes (and there are several) in the least disconcerting. I’m so caught up in the author’s engrossing, humorous, dramatic, first-person narrative of all the mystery, suspense, blood and guts life-style of the book’s protagonist, a Miami Police Department’s blood-spatter expert, who just happens to be a good-guy sociopath serial killer (he only kills fellow serial killers), with a policewoman sister, that I have all intentions of reading through to the series’ final-book conclusion. I can only recommend that YOU do the same, only being sure to start at the beginning, and following through, in consecutive order, to the book at the end. While you’re more than able to get the gist of each and every novel, on its own, you’ll lose out on some fascinating details and enlightenment by taking on the books piece-meal. Just sayin’.
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They just keep getting better
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The TV series is loosely based on these books, but there is soooo much more here. And very different!
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i've been into the show for a while, but just started the books, the first one was'nt great, but this one, simply amazing. i can't wait to finish the series, i'm only on the third one now, but from the sounds of it this one is shaping up to be the best... they so should of used dr.danco in the show, would of been great :).
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It is nothing like the show (what book is?) But it was still a good read :)
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