`Dexter' author Lindsay makes cameo appearance

By: AP
By: AP

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Dexter" author Jeff Lindsay says the cameo he filmed for the Showtime series based on his work is intended to make a point: He loves the show.

Why does he think there's skepticism?

"It's Hollywood. Everybody knows Hollywood gets hold of wonderful ideas" and ruins them, Lindsay said.

But the producers of Showtime's "Dexter," which stars Michael C. Hall, "really know what they're doing," Lindsay said.

Lindsay plays the role of a vice detective guarding a hospital room, and makes his appearance Sunday just shy of halfway through the episode.

The character of Dexter Morgan, a blood-spatter expert and killer who takes justice into his own hands, was introduced in Lindsay's book "Darkly Dreaming Dexter."

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