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Jan 27, 2021


The international bestselling thriller writer of the Dexter series, Jeff Lindsay, chatted with me about his previous life in the dramatic arts, marrying into literary royalty, and what it's like to hang out with actor Andy Garcia.

"I thought I was creating a bad guy. And I was trying to make him just interesting and likeable enough to keep people reading .... I was glad it took off like it did, but it was always a shock to me that people actually liked Dexter." — Jeff Lindsay

Jeff is the New York Times bestselling author of the Dexter novels – which debuted in 2004 with Darkly Dreaming Dexter – adapted by Showtime into the popular TV series that ran for eight seasons.

His latest novel is Fool Me Twice, second in the Riley Wolfe series, about "... a master thief that targets the wealthiest 0.1 percent."

Publishers Weekly said of the series in a starred review, “Fans of the Ocean’s Eleven film franchise will be eager for more.”

Jeff has also spent time as an actor, comedian, and playwright.

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In this file Jeff Lindsay and I discussed:

  • The signs that pointed to being a writer
  • What it's like to be married to a Hemingway
  • On moral ambiguity, famous last words, and enduring antiheroes
  • The return of 'Dexter' to the small screen
  • A memorable dinner with Armistead Maupin
  • And more!

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