"I don't know if it's possible to be a writer and be normal. It's not a normal occupation. I know I'm deeply neurotic, and I'm comfortable with that."
-Jeff Lindsay, Author
Huge kudos to Florida author Jeff Lindsay, creator of the character Dexter Morgan, a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami-Dade Police Department who hunts and kills criminals in his spare time.
Showtime's series "Dexter"-based on Lindsay's books, Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter-has just finished its first season as a critical and audience favorite.
TV Eye's Saxon Bullock describes the cable series as a "fun discovery".
This is a seriously offbeat mixture of black comedy, psychological horror and detective story. It's the tale of Dexter Morgan...a genuine serial killer who's been trained by his late cop foster-father...to channel his urge to kill into hunting down 'bad people' the system is unable to punish. Following a strict code, Dexter spends his nights as a gruesome vigilante, and his days as a Police Forensic blood-spatter expert, meaning there's plenty of cross-over between his two lives- especially when a new killer with a grisly M.O. arrives in town.And viewers are becoming readers.
According to Lindsay's publisher, sales have increased, leading to seven additional printings of the first book, bringing to total copies in print up to 160,000. So far, 70,000 copies of the second book have been printed.
Lindsay is working on a third book entitled Dexter in the Dark.
Dexter himself hints at the psychological shiver that awaits those who seek him out.
"Miami is a great town. I love the Cuban food. Pork sandwiches...my favorite. But I'm hungry for something different now."