Harry Dresden

Created by Jim Butcher

When it comes to private eying, Harry's a real wiz.

Literally.

HARRY BLACKSTONE COPPERFIELD DRESDEN is Chicago's only listed wizard and a PI, solving cases of the supernatural kind, occassionally even working with the Chicago PD, in a popular series of novels collectively known as "The Dresden Files."

Mind you, this ain't your grandpa's Chicago -- it's an "alternate" Chicago where magic is real, even if only a few actually believe in it. And Harry's no genial magician pulling rabbits out of a hat or plucking candy from the ears of wide-eyed children. Nope, he's a rather irascible grump who regularly gives the magical establishment indigestion. But he is the only wizard listed in the Chicago phone book.

Harry services include "Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice," and he offers "Reasonable Rates." But he's also picky about what he will and will not do. Don't come knocking on his door for "love potions, endless purses, parties or other entertainment" -- any self-respecting wizard/private eye's gotta draw the line somewhere.

The series has proven to be quite popular, drawing fans of both the mystery and fantasy genres, so it wasn't too much of a surprise to hear that the Sci-Fi Channel even aired a television series in 2007, with Paul Blackthorne as Harry. The series only lasted a season, but the books have continued to hit the bestseller lists ever since.

NOVELS

COLLECTIONS

Collects all the Dresden stories, plus one new one.

COMIC BOOKS

  • WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
    (2008, Dabel Brothers)
    4-issue mini-series
    Written by Jim Butcher
    Art by Ardian Syaf

GRAPHIC NOVELS

  • Welcome to the Jungle ...Buy this book
    (2008, Del Ray/Dabel Brothers)
    Written by Jim Butcher
    Art by Ardian Syaf

Graphic novel collection of 2008 four-issue mini-series.

  • Storm Front (Part One) ...Buy this book
    (2009, Del Ray/Dabel Brothers)
    Based on the novel by Jim Butcher
    Adapted by Mark Powers
    Art by Ardian Syaf
  • Storm Front (Part Two) ...Buy this book
    (2011, Dynamite)
    Based on the novel by Jim Butcher
    Adapted by Mark Powers
    Art by Ardian Syaf

  • Fool Moon (Part One) ...Buy this book ...Kindle it!
    (2011, Dynamite)
    Based on the novel by Jim Butcher
    Adapted by Mark Powers
    Art by Chase Conley

  • Fool Moon (Part Two) ...Buy this book
    (2013, Dynamite)
    Based on the novel by Jim Butcher
    Adapted by Mark Powers
    Art by Chase Conley

  • Ghoul Goblin ...Buy this book ...Kindle it!
    (2013, Dynamite)
    Written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers
    Art by Joseph Cooper

Graphic novel collection of the mini-series.

NOVELETTES

  • Backup (2008) ...Buy this book
    Written by Jim Butcher
    Illustrated by Mike Mignola

Illustrated novelette.

TELEVISION

  • THE DRESDEN FILES
    (2007, Sci-Fi)
    Based on characters created by Jim Butcher
    Writers: Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Hans Beimler
    Directed by David Carson
    Produced by Jonathan Hackett
    Executive producers: Hans Beimler, Nicolas Cage, Morgan Gendel, Norman Golightly, Robert Hewitt Wolfe
    Starring Paul Blackthorne as HARRY DRESDEN
    Also starring Valerie Cruz, Rebecca McFarland, Conrad Coates, Elizabeth Thai, Joanne Kelly, Tom Barnett, Raoul Bhaneja, Greg Bryk, Steve Byers, Odeen Eccleston, Dylan Everett, Matthew Knight

  • Season One.. Buy this season on DVD
  • "Birds of a Feather" (January 21, 2007)
  • "The Boone Identity" (January 28, 2007)
  • "Hair of the Dog" (February 11, 2007)
  • "Rules of Engagement" (February 18, 2007)
  • "Bad Blood" (February 25, 2007)
  • "Soul Beneficiary" (March 4, 2007)
  • "Walls" (March 11, 2007)
  • "Storm Front" (March 18, 2007)
  • "The Other Dick" (March 25, 2007)
  • "What About Bob?" (April 1, 2007)
  • "Things That Go Bump" (April 8, 2007)
  • "Second City" (April 15, 2007)

RELATED LINKS

The author's official web site, where you can discuss Harry and buy assorted merchandise.

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith. Thanks to Ingrid Gabriel in Vienna for the lead.


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