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Dexter (2006-2021)

James Manos Jr., 2006-2021

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Jeff Lindsay, 2004

Dexter is a TV series created by James Manos Jr. in 2006 and based on the book Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, first published in 2004. The TV series features Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar, C.S. Lee, Luna Lauren Velez, and others.

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Darkly Dreaming Dexter, the 2004 book by Jeff Lindsay.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Read by: Jeff Lindsay

Storyline

Orphaned at age three, when his mother was brutally murdered with a chainsaw by drug dealers, Dexter was adopted by Miami police officer Harry Morgan. Recognizing the boy’s trauma and the subsequent development of his sociopathic tendencies, Harry has manipulated Dexter to channel his gruesome bloodlust into vigilantism, killing only heinous criminals who slip through the criminal justice system.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Dexter, the 2006 TV series by James Manos Jr.

Year

2006

Minutes

53

Movie Rate

8.60

Source: IMDb

TV Series

Dexter

Country: USA

Year: 2006-2021

Length: 53m / 106 episodes

Cover of Darkly Dreaming Dexter, the 2004 book by Jeff Lindsay

Year

2004

Pages

275

Book Rate

7.78

S: Goodreads

Book

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Subtitle: A Serial Killer with a Heart

Country: USA

First published in: 2004

Length: 275 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

2021-: Dexter: New Blood (TV series by Clyde Phillips)

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Poster of Dexter, the 2006 TV series by James Manos Jr.

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3 votes

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Cover of Darkly Dreaming Dexter, the 2004 book by Jeff Lindsay

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13 votes

5 votes

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