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A review by Edgar Missou ... Dexter is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay

Spoiler Alert: This review does contain spoilers relating to both this book and season four of the television series.

Vampires are operating in Miami. Not the limp-wristed emoes of recent lore but real hard buggers who don’t stop at drinking blood and go the whole hog and eat their victims.

Except that Miami already has its monster of choice: Dexter Morgan, ace blood spatter analyst and serial killer. Sure, he only kills the baddies but that’s all part of his non-PC charm.

He faces a new set of challenges with the arrival of his daughter Lily Anne. And here comes new responsibilities as well as something else he’s never had to deal with before: emotions. Yes, that’s right. Decidedly Devoid Dexter has become D&M Dexter. He decides to ignore the call of the Dark Passenger and live a normal life rather than play at one.

Though, it’s never that easy for poor old Dex. Especially when two teenage girls go missing and there’s a fair amount of blood at the crime scene. Like the TV series, Dexter is at his best when a tidal wave of crap looms big on the horizon. And this installment is no different. The twists come thick and fast as someone from his past makes an appearance and Rita’s kids Astor and Cody take quite a shine to this person.

Unfortunately it seems that TV Dexter has over shadowed Print Dexter. Even if you’ve read the earlier books before the show was made you can’t help but hear Michael C Hall’s wiry monotone in your head.

There are plenty of things to look out for in this one: Dex all touchy/feely on ecstasy and the threat of statutory rape charges too.

If you’re a fan of the previous books, you’ll like this one. If you’re a fan of the TV show and want to see what the books are like don’t read this one. It’ll just confuse you. Trust me. Dex and Rita don’t have a son together, villains don’t always end up on his cutting table and Rita is still alive. Oops. Forget this bit. Anyway, start with Darkly Dreaming Dexter.

Dexter is Delicious is a September new release.

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