Butcher, Jim 1971-
Most widely held works by Jim Butcher
White night : a novel of the Dresden files by Jim Butcher ( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,940 libraries worldwide
Assigned to investigate the deaths of several magic practitioners, all of whom lacked the ability to become full-fledged wizards, professional Chicago wizard Harry Dresden is shocked when the evidence points to his half-brother Thomas as the killer.
Turn coat : a novel of the Dresden files by Jim Butcher ( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,822 libraries worldwide
Harry must uncover a traitor within the Wizards of the White Council, keep a less-than-agreeable warden under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head--someone like Harry.
Changes : a novel of the Dresden files by Jim Butcher ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,792 libraries worldwide
In the twelfth book of the series, Harry finds out he has a daughter and has to work with his former lover, Susan Rodriguez, to protect them both.
Small favor : a novel of the Dresden files by Jim Butcher ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,742 libraries worldwide
Chicago wizard Harry Dresden's calm life is interrupted when Mab, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, decides to call in the favor that Harry owes her, sending him on a quest that leaves him trapped between a deadly foe and an untrustworthy ally.
Proven guilty : a novel of the Dresden files by Jim Butcher ( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,536 libraries worldwide
Elevated "into the front rank of urban fantasy heroes" (SF Site), professional wizard Harry Dresden is pledged to fight crime, banish evil, and outwit the masters of dark arts in the shadowy corners of Chicago. Harry, the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, is drafted to look into rumors of black magic in the Windy City. And if that wasn't enough, he must help the daughter of an old friend, whose boyfriend was the only one in a room where an old man was attacked. He insists he didn't do it. And what looks like a supernatural assault straight out of a horror film turns out to be-well, something quite close to that, as Harry discovers that malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in Chicago.
Storm front by Jim Butcher ( Book )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
A modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts.
Dead beat : a novel of the Dresden files by Jim Butcher ( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,413 libraries worldwide
Harry Dresden, Chicago's preeminent wizard is coping with his new roommate--vampire half-brother Thomas. Harry soon has problems bigger than Thomas' clutter to deal with. Marva, one of Harry's vampire foes, summons him with a threat to his police-lieutenant friend, Karrin Murphy. Marva demands Harry get the Word of Kemmler for her, or she'll frame Murphy for murder. Harry doesn't even know what the Word is, but while he's trying to find out, and also what damage Marva will be able to do with it, several necromancers descend on Chicago. When Harry learns that the newcomers are students of Kemmler, an evil wizard who mastered ancient spirits in a way no one has since, he discovers that they are seeking the Word, too, in hopes of seizing the powerful knowledge within it and calling forth a powerful creature known as the Erlking.
Grave peril by Jim Butcher ( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,381 libraries worldwide
Called to Cook County hospital to deal with an enraged ghost, Harry Dresden, Chicago's resident wizard, is puzzled and disturbed not by the ghost's wrath but by the fact that someone had cast a torture spell on it, goading it into action. Harry's disturbance increases when he discovers that the same spell has been cast on one of his friends. Harry begins to realize that he and his friends may be targets of a vengeful spirit, and as he desperately tries to discover which of his many enemies has it in for him, his friends are attacked one by one. The spirit, whom Harry refers to as the Nightmare, continues to torment Harry's friends until he manages to cast a spell preventing it from harming anyone else until it kills him, which leads to a showdown that Harry might not survive.
Death masks by Jim Butcher ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing wizard, is hired by a mysterious priest to find the stolen Shroud of Turin. But first, Harry must deal with the Red Court of Vampires' champion, professional hit men, and the return of his semi-vampire former girlfriend.
First lord's fury by Jim Butcher ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,337 libraries worldwide
The savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius Octavian, first lord of Alera, must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them--using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.
Summer knight by Jim Butcher ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,334 libraries worldwide
Now that his girlfriend has left him, professional wizard Harry Dresden can't pay his rent and alienates his friends. He's soon approached by the Winter Queen of Faerie with an offer he can't refuse--all he has to do is find out who murdered the Summer Queen's right-hand man, the Summer Knight, and clear the Winter Queen's name. Soon, Harry finds out that the fate of the entire world rests on his solving this case.
Side jobs : stories from the Dresden files by Jim Butcher ( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
Here, together for the first time, are the shorter works of #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher -- a compendium of cases that Harry Dresden and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. The tales range from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious. Also included is a new, never-before-published novella that takes place after the cliff-hanger ending of the new April 2010 hardcover, Changes.
Princeps' fury by Jim Butcher ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim. But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized.
Blood rites by Jim Butcher ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
While going undercover on the set of an adult film to investigate the mysterious deaths of several actresses, Chicago wizard Harry Desden unexpectedly learns the shocking truth about his vampire friend Thomas.
Fool moon by Jim Butcher ( Book )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,240 libraries worldwide
When the corpse of a brutally mutilated murder victim turns up at the time of the full moon, accompanied by some most unusual paw prints, professional wizard and supernatural investigator Harry Dresden finds himself searching Chicago for the werewolf stalking the city.
Captain's fury by Jim Butcher ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
After years of war with the invading Canim, Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, uncovers information about an even greater threat, and must risk everything to forge a desperate alliance between the Aleran and Cane to take on their mutual enemy.
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,173 libraries worldwide
In the land of Alera, where people bond with the furies--elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal--young Tavi struggles to cope with his lack of magical talent, until his homeland erupts into conflct between rebels and loyalists and Tavi discovers that he holds the key to his realm's survival.
Cursor's fury by Jim Butcher ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
When the High Lord of Kalare enters into a dangerous alliance with the Canim, and treachery destroys the Aleran army's command structure, an inexperienced, young Tavi of Calderon leads a poorly equipped legion against the Canim horde.
Ghost story : a novel of the Dresden files by Jim Butcher ( Book )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
"In his life, Harry's been shot, stabbed, sliced, beaten, burned, crushed, and tortured. And after someone puts a bullet through his chest and leaves him to die in the waters of Lake Michigan, things really start going downhill. But even trapped in the realm between life and death, Harry can't catch a break. He learns that three of his friends are destined to experience unbearable torment and agony. Only by bringing his murderer to justice can he save his friends and move on to what comes next--a feat that would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Instead, Harry must work as a ghost, unable to interact with the physical world, invisible and inaudible to almost everyone. Unfortunately he's not the only specter roaming Chicago. There are malevolent shadows who haven't forgotten Harry's predilection for putting evil in its place while he was alive. And now that Harry's on their turf, they are looking for some serious payback. So the late Harry Dresden will have to pull off the ultimate trick without using any magic--or face an eternity as just another lost soul"--
Academ's fury by Jim Butcher ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
The precarious alliance between the people of Alera and the furies is thrown into disarray by the death of the First Lord of Alera, and the fate of the Alerians lies in the hands of Tavi, an untried young man who must draw on his courage to save his world.
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