Further Reading

Here are a list of secondary sources that are good for further reading. Most of these titles are all available on Amazon.

Secondary Sources for Consideration

DePaulo, Bella, and Leah Wilson, eds. The Psychology of Dexter. Dallas: Smart Pop, 2010. Print.

If you are interested in the psychological angle of the series, DePaulo’s book is a great place to start. The essays, however, only cover seasons one through four. Regardless, this is the best book on Dexter I have read thus far.

Fahy, Thomas. The Writing Dead: Talking Terror with TV’s Top Horror Writers. Ed. David Lavery. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015. Print. Television Conversations Series.

Professor Thomas Fahy interviews Scott Buck, writer for Dexter and Six Feet Under, as well as twelve other television writers about their particular horror series.


Greene, Richard, George A. Reisch, and Rachel Robison-Greene, eds. Dexter and Philosophy Mind over Spatter. Chicago and La Salle: Open Court, 2013. Print. Vol. 58 of Popular Culture and Philosophy. 81 vols.

This book is a good entry-level text for getting at surface-level issues of the series.

Haggins, Bambi. “Darkly Dreaming of Dexter: If Loving Him Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right.” FLOW. Flow TV, 16 Nov. 2007. Web. 8 June 2014. http://flowtv.org/2007/11/darkly-dreaming-of-dexter-if-loving-him-is-wrong-i-don%E2%80%99t-want-to-be-right-pt-1/

Howard, Douglas L., ed. Dexter: Investigating Cutting Edge Television. New York: I.B. Tauris, 2010. Print.

Howard’s collection provides historical context for the emergence of serial killers and CSI television shows. The authors within this work bring up the parallel between Dexter and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein frequently. Some of the essays in this collection, however, seem redundant.

Parents Television Council. “PTC: High Time for CBS to Pull ‘Dexter’.” Parents TV. Ed. Parents Television Council. Parents Television Council, 25 Apr. 2008. Web. 8 June 2014. http://parentstv.org/PTC/news/release/2008/0425.asp

Stanley, Alessandra. “He Kills People and Cuts Them Up. But They Deserve It. Besides, He’s Neat.” The New York Times. New York Times Company, 29 Sept. 2006. Web. 8 June 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/29/arts/television/29dext.html?_r=3&ref=television&oref=slogin&

Wayne, Gary. “Filming Locations.” Seeing Stars. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. http://www.seeing-stars.com/Dexter/.


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