If we've learned anything from Miami native Jeff Lindsay's first three Dexter Morgan books and the Showtime series they spawned, it's that compulsive murderers can be nice people too. The title character has proven himself to be a loving boyfriend and husband, model father, and topnotch blood spatter analyst for the Miami-Dade Police Department. Sure, there's that thing about him ritualistically chopping up hundreds of human bodies. But, hey, nobody's perfect.
This Tuesday, the fourth novel in Lindsay's saga, Dexter by Design, will arrive fresh as a new kill at Books & Books for a reading and signing by the author. This time around, Dexter has just returned with wife Rita from a honeymoon in Paris, and he can't wait to get back to family fun, work, and a little bit of dismemberment.
Tue., Feb. 9, 8 p.m., 2010