Dexter’s Dark Passenger is Moloch, so Miami’s favorite serial has a biblical lineage; a Canaanite deity formed into a brazen bull; where people burned in sacrificial fires. I often debate where to put my regional allusions. My present chapter borrows from Aztec mythology and human sacrifice, so this seems like a good fit for Dexter. I also ran into Moloch during my research on fanatics, due to a Juggernaut link.

Jeff Lindsay created Dexter and Lindsay married Hemmingway’s niece. I thought about alluding to Hemmingway in this chapter and the bull does provide an opening. I know a little about how I will allude to Dexter but I have to think on the rest.