Jeff Lindsay Books

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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.

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Order of Dexter Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Darkly Dreaming Dexter 2004 Description / Buy
2 Dearly Devoted Dexter 2005 Description / Buy
3 Dexter in the Dark 2006 Description / Buy
4 Dexter By Design 2008 Description / Buy
5 Dexter Is Delicious 2010 Description / Buy
6 Double Dexter 2011 Description / Buy
7 Dexter's Final Cut 2012 Description / Buy
8 Dexter Is Dead 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Dexter Down Under Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dexter Down Under 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Billy Knight Series

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1 Tropical Depression 1994 Description / Buy
2 Red Tide 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Riley Wolfe Series

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1 Just Watch Me 2019 Description / Buy
2 Fool Me Twice 2020 Description / Buy
3 Three-Edged Sword 2022 Description / Buy
4 The Fourth Rule 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Jeff Lindsay Standalone Novels

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1 Dreamland 1995 Description / Buy
2 Time Blender 1997 Description / Buy
3 Dreamchild 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Dexter : A Graphic Novel Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dexter (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy

Jeff Lindsay Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 No Rest for the Dead 2011 Description / Buy
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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.

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/TV

Darkly Dreaming of Dexter gained a lot of interest in teh movie and film world with the books eventually being adapted into a television series for Showtime. Michael C. Hall played the title character in a series from screenwriter James Manos, Jr. Dexter was one of the first series to really benefit from the “binge watching online” craze that has since become such a big part of the culture now.

The show really grew as it went on and would break a lot of records for Showtime. The season four finale was watched by 2.6 million viewers which broke records for a Showtime original series. Seven season was the highest rated season as 6.1 million viewers watched weekly across all platforms.

The first season stayed pretty close to the book, but later seasons would see the writers create their own original storylines and ignore the books series. Jeff Lindsay himself did end up with a cameo role on the show at one point, appearing in the tenth episode of the third season.

In addition to the TV show, Dexter permeated the culture in numerous other ways. There was an official soundtrack album and an animated web series called Dexter: Early Cuts. The animated show featured Dexter hunting down the victims that he mentioned in the sixth episode of the first season. There was also a Marvel Comics limited series that Jeff Lindsay wrote with Dalihbor Tajajic did the art for.

There have also been a number of mobile games featuring Dexter as well as a Dexter board game that was released. The show permeated the culture in so many ways that even action figures were made of the characters.

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 Robin Hood because he only kills people who are bad.

The Robin Hood 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.

When Does The Next Jeff Lindsay book come out?

Jeff Lindsay doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Fourth Rule and was released on December, 27th 2023. It is the newest book in the Riley Wolfe Series.

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