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Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Finds!

Thanks to MizB for hosting this fun Friday meme!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! There's another Dexter book coming out on September 8th! I know that Dexter is popular now, I mean...he's got his own TV show! But I've been reading the series since its inception and I'm thrilled that there's another one on the way. Creepy, macabre and TOTALLY AWESOME!! But I haven't watched the show....I don't ever seem to have the time)

Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay
Being a blood spatter analyst who hates the sight of blood has always made Dexter's work for the Miami PD tough. But it means he's very neat when it comes to his out-of-hours hobby: murder. Of course, the fact Dexter only kills bad people helps too. Now Dex is facing a disturbing situation. He's used to blood at work, and blood when he's out with the dark passenger (the voice that guides him on his deadly outings). But he's not sure what to make of the man who says blood is art.

Using bodies as his canvas, someone is out there expressing themselves in the most lethal and painful of ways. If Dexter's to escape the scalpel and avoid becoming the latest exhibit, he needs somewhere to run...and he might just have found the perfect place. With his wedding looming, completing his nice-guy disguise, Dexter's honeymoon might just save his skin. From the most original voice in crime fiction, DEXTER BY DESIGN is an enthralling, macabre and gruesomely entertaining thriller.

*edited Because a couple folks asked, there are three other Dexter books,
Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Dearly Devoted Dexter
Dexter in the Dark and now the new one
Dexter by Design.

and yup...I'd read them in order, but that might be because I'm sort of compulsive that way. You'd probably be able to pick any one of them up and know what's up.

What great books did you discover this past week? Share your FRIDAY FINDS with us! And check out other Friday Finds here!


Emily said...

I love the Dexter TV show - if you have time to watch it you should! I fell in love with Michael C. Hall when he was on the HBO show Six Feet Under and he is just great in Dexter.

BTW - I have a Dexter book but I'm not sure where it falls in the series. How many are there? Should they be read in order?

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Same questions as WilowRaven. How many books and should they be read in order?

Jess said...

I haven't read or watched the Dexter tv show. Thanks for the recommendation -- I hear fantastic things about both.

CJ said...

So, here's my question about these books - how does one root for a 'hero' who is a serial killer?

I don't mean that as anything more than a serious question. I've heard about the show and the books for some time now and I can't convince myself that they'd be something I want to read for that reason. Any advice?


Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Scare-a-moosh! I'm going to have to pass on these, since they would be a double violation of my "no serial killers" rule!

Marie Cloutier said...

I've never read any of the Dexter books but they look like fun! :-)

serendipity_viv said...

I keep meaning to catch the show Dexter. The books do look good.

Alexia561 said...

OMG, a new Dexter book! I love this series! Have only seen a couple of episodes of the TV show, but have read every one of the books. Thank you for letting me know about this one! Very excited! :D

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Not my kind of books but I know lots of readers LOVE them. Hope its a good read!