After seven national bestsellers and eight seasons as one of the most successful shows on television, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lindsay bids a thrilling farewell to his uniquely twisted and beloved serial killer, Dexter Morgan. Dexter Is Dead is the definitive conclusion of the character who has become a global icon.

     Dexter Morgan has burned the candle at both ends for many years. Blood spatter analyst . . . husband . . . father . . . serial killer. And now, for the first time, his world has truly collapsed. Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything—including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime . . . ironically . . . he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter's innocence. But the stakes are deadly, and the epic showdown that lies in Dexter's path may lead, once and for all, to his demise. 
     Jeff Lindsay's trademark devilish wit and cutting satire have never been sharper. Dexter Is Dead marks the end of a beloved series, but is also Dexter's most satisfying and suspenseful outing yet.


From the Hardcover edition.
“Fans will rush through . . . double-quick in order to savor every moment of Dexter's final hour.”
    —Kirkus Reviews

"Jeff Lindsay has brought his 'A' game to this farewell, wrapping things up in fine fashion."
     –Bookreporter
 


Praise for the Dexter series

“It’s like very little else you’ve read. Imagine if Hannibal Lecter starred in CSI: Miami instead of David Caruso, and you’re halfway there.”
     —Time 
 
“Dexter’s sardonic voice [is] so snappy and smart, and yet so full of self-loathing that we hate ourselves for laughing.” 
     —The New York Times Book Review

“One of the most likable vigilante serial killers in recent thriller literature.”
    —The New Yorker

“Like a breath of fresh air blowing across all of crime-novel conventions, there is Dexter.”
    —The Denver Post

“Wonderfully fresh and packed with just the right amount of grotesquerie and wry wit.”
    —USA Today

“An entertaining, funny series that draws us in and makes us root, almost against our will, for a ruthless, yet appealing killer. In his own way, Dexter is trying to make the world a better place.”
    —Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)

“May be the first serial killer who unabashedly solicits our love.”
    —Entertainment Weekly

“Totally captivating. . . . Totally original. The characters are beautifully drawn, particularly Dexter, who is tremendously likable, his hobby notwithstanding.”
    —St. Petersburg Times