Daryll Earl McHale is a character in the Dexter Book Series that confessed to the killings done by the Tamiami Slasher. He appears in Darkly Dreaming Dexter as a drunken, wife-beater and a man trying to regain fame.


Daryll never appears in the story.


During the story, he is arrested and believed to by the Tamiami Slasher. However, with the deaths following his imprisonment, it is assumed he was released.


  • The storyline for Daryll is replaced by a man named Neil Perry, who confesses to the killings after he is caught by the police later on. He is eventually found out by Maria LaGuerta as a fake and the investigation is opened back up.