Jeff Lindsay (born 14 July 1952) is an American writer. He has written eight Dexter novels, Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004), Dearly Devoted Dexter (2005), Dexter in the Dark (2007), Dexter by Design (2009), Dexter is Delicious (2010), Double Dexter (2011), and Dexter's Debut (2013) - which was re-titled as Dexter's Final Cut before release. Dexter Is Dead is the eighth novel written by Jeff Lindsay, and the final book in the 'Dexter Morgan' book series about a serial killer who targets serial killers. The book was released 7 July 2015.

Personal Life

Jeff Lindsay is the pen name of American playwright and crime novelist "Jeffry P. Freundlich,[1]", best known for his novels about sociopathic vigilante Dexter Morgan. Many of his earlier published works include his wife Hilary Hemingway as a co-author. His wife is the niece of Ernest Hemingway and an author in her own right. Lindsay was born in Miami and graduated from Ransom Everglades high school in 1970, and from Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1975.

Cameo in TV Series

Author Jeff Lindsay Cameo on Dexter

Author Jeff Lindsay Cameo on Dexter

Jeff Lindsay plays the cop Angel talks to

Lindsay had a brief cameo in the tenth episode of season 3, "Go Your Own Way". He portrays a police officer. Angel talks to him before he goes to see Gianna in the hospital room.

Continuing the franchise

Main article: Dexter Comics

Jeff Lindsay worked on 2012 with Marvel comics to publish a five-issue limited series for Dexter, based on the continuity of this novels rather than the TV series for legal reasons, in the same manner actor Michael C. Hall's likeness was not used in the comic series. The series was simply titled Dexter.

He returned on 2013 to work along with Marvel again to publish a sequel to his comic series, the new volume titled Dexter: Down Under. Lindsay worked as the writer for both volumes.


  • At first, Lindsay wanted to name his first book as Pinocchio Bleeds, the name his middle daughter suggested, but his publisher disagreed. So it changed to Darkly Dreaming Dexter.



  1. [1]