In this first book in the offbeat Dresden Files, readers are introduced to Harry Dresden, a wizard with a consulting practice in modern-day Chicago. Dresdens profession offers him little money, lots of mockery, the suspicion of his magical colleagues, and plenty of danger.
...THE FIRST DRESDEN FILES NOVEL FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JIM BUTCHER For Harry Dresden--Chicago's only professional wizard--business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name... -A great series--fast-paced, vividly realized and with a hero/narrator who's excellent company.---Cinescape
Jim Butcher is the author of the New York Times best-selling series "The Dresden Files" for Roc and the high fantasy series "The Codex Alera" for Ace. "The Dresden Files" is also a successful series of audio books; an online roleplaying game; a series of comic books; and was a short-lived television series on SCI FI Channel. A martial arts enthusiast and a skilled equestrian rider, Jim lives in Missouri with his wife and son.