Dexter Morgan is back. After his surprisingly glorious honeymoon in Paris, life is almost normal for Dexter Morgan. Married life seems to agree with him: he’s devoted to his bride, his stomach is full, and his homicidal hobbies seem nicely under control. But old habits die hard-and Dexter’s work as a blood spatter analyst never fails to offer new temptations that appeal to his offbeat sense of justice…and his Dark Passenger still waits to hunt with him in the moonlight. Luckily for Dex, there’s someone out there with particularly twisted tastes. Dexter may have never been a big fan of art – but the discovery of a corpse (artfully displayed as a sunbather relaxing on a beach chair) naturally piques his curiosity. Miami’s finest soon realize they’ve got a terrifying new serial killer on the loose. And Dexter, of course, is back in business. From the most original voice in crime fiction, DEXTER BY DESIGN is an enthralling, macabre and gruesomely entertaining thriller.
In this the latest installment we get to see a lot more of Daddy Dexter, the Dexter who has suddenly become a family man who is having to find creative new ways to ply his trade without getting caught.The book beings with Dexter & Rita on honeymoon in Paris, where they do all the usual touristy things, until they stumble upon a darkly disturbing art installment which involves some very interesting displays that have Dexter’s Dark Passenger chuckling with delight.
Upon Dexter’s return to Miami things heat up with the discovery of a body “artfully” displayed. The murders quickly escalate to a worrying point & the killer seems to have developed an unhealthy attraction for all things Dexter & all things important to Dexter.
I flew through this book in about a day & 1/2 & I loved it! Rumor has it that there is another Dexter book in development, but that it is going to be over 2 years before it is available. Shame as I really am going to be in a desperate need of a Dexter fix a lot sooner than that!