Any person who has never heard of the Showtime television series about Dexter, a serial killer, then that person does not live on planet Earth. The incredible book collection is written and conceptualized by Jeff Lindsey whose real names are Jeffry P. Freundlich. Born on 24 July 1952, in Miami, Jeff Lindsay has her life already mapped out as a Mormon anthropologist who has specialized in the field of engineering. Lindsey completed his college education at Middlebury College and was willing to go through an exceedingly peaceful and uncomplicated life. However, words kept on summoning him until one day he decided to put his ideas on paper. To get himself established in the literary world, Jeff Lindsay began working in collaboration with a number of authors such as his wife. It did not take long before Jeff Lindsay developed an incredible passion and thirst for writing about the exceedingly complicated crimes.
Order of Dexter Series
|1||Darkly Dreaming Dexter||2004|
|2||Dearly Devoted Dexter||2005|
|3||Dexter in the Dark||2006|
|4||Dexter By Design||2008|
|5||Dexter Is Delicious||2010|
|7||Dexter's Final Cut||2012|
|8||Dexter Is Dead||2015|
Order of Billy Knight Series
Order of Dexter : A Graphic Novel Series
|1||Dexter (Short Story)||2013|
|3||Dexter #3 (Short Story)||2013|
Order of Dexter Down Under Series
|1||Dexter Down Under||2014|
|2||Dexter Down Under #2||2014|
|3||Dexter Down Under #3 (Short Story)||2014|
|4||Dexter Down Under #4||2014|
|5||Dexter Down Under #5||2014|
Order of Jeff Lindsay Standalone Novels
Hillary Hemmingway, Jeff Lindsay’s wife, is the daughter of Ernest Hemmingway, a Nobel Prize winner. Hemmingway collaborated with Jeff Lindsay in a majority of his earliest books, and as an author, Hillary is exceedingly impressive in her way. Darkly Dreaming Dexter is the first book that featured the serial killer Dexter. The Mystery Writers of America nominated the book in the category Best First Novel. However, the novel was removed from the nominations list when they came to lean that Darkly Dreaming Dexter was not Jeff Lindsay’s first book.
Jeff Lindsay Awards
Jeff Lindsay is the recipient of Dilly’s Award.
Jeff Lindsay Books into Movies
The novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter was adapted for a screenplay. The television series went ahead to become one of the best performing television series.
Best Jeff Lindsay Books
Darkly Dreaming Dexter: The first book that features Dexter Morgan. Dexter Morgan appears to be an average man who from time to time can be quite charming. However, underneath his veneer of graciousness, is an exceedingly dark secret, one that tends to force him to kill. Dexter is defined by an exceedingly dark past that is so damaging to his mind. To him, crime is justified, and he functions beyond the rules of the normal society. Dexter can be compared to Robinhood because he only kills people who are bad. The Robinhood trait endears Dexter to his followers and also in the process offers salvation for his sins. Lindsay did manage to amalgamate this exceedingly amazing and provoking characterization with an exceedingly perfect job for a villain and a hero being one. Being a proficient in blood spatter and also working for the Miami Police Department, Dexter is presented with an opportunity to nourish his obsession. Dexter not only has access to the perpetrators but also to the records and victims as well.
Dearly Devoted Dexter: The second book, which features Dexter. In this book, a second character is introduced who not only combats Dexter but is also a police Sergeant who believes that Dexter is not the person that he portrays to be. Dexter tries all he can to ensure that he outwits the police Sergeant by playing the role of a devoted boyfriend. Spending every little bit of time with his new girlfriend and her children as well; Dexter has doubts that he is going to be able to give his nemesis a second thought about his real personality. Evil is a part of the day to day life of Dexter, and as an investigator of ghastly crime scenes, Dexter will be able to identify the culprits, though Dexter sees himself as an avenger. This is mainly because the voice which mainly whispers in Dexter’s ears to kill, also informs him that has a great reason to kill because his main job is to kill anyone who is wicked.
Dexter in the Dark: In the third book in the series, Dexter in the Dark, a more sinister character is combating for notoriety and also provided Dexter with so many questions instead of answers. Will Dexter be able to differentiate between the killer’s mean and deliberate killing versus Dexter’s need to keep a score with his victims? In an effort to restore normalcy is his rather chaotic life, Dexter decided to get married and even tries to settle with a normal family. For a moment, Dexter believed that the demons inside him were either asleep or dead. However, he is once more tempted to venture into a killing spree by his need to punish the criminal and also be able to take justice into his hands.