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->''"My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. When things get strange, when what goes bump in the night flicks on the lights, when no one else can help you, give me a call. I'm in the book."''
-->-- '''Harry Dresden'''

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A horror/fantasy/mystery series of novels, fifteen and counting plus associated short stories and comic miniseries and the like, by JimButcher. Harry Dresden is a [[OccultDetective wizard and private detective]] operating out of modern day [[TheWindyCity Chicago]], and reluctantly hired by a special police task force as a consultant on supernatural crimes. The GenreSavvy protagonist cracks jokes about the UrbanFantasy-DungeonPunk setting and the tropes it uses. Adapted into a [[Series/TheDresdenFiles drama series on the Sci Fi Channel]]. There's also a [[TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles tabletop RPG]], which is much more faithful to the books, as it's [[DirectLineToTheAuthor written from the characters' perspective]].

Harry meets a wide variety of characters in the series, including Karrin Murphy, the ActionGirl cop who's [[BrokenMasquerade aware of the city's supernatural underworld]]; Bob, [[SealedBadassInACan a spirit of intellect who lives in a skull]] -- human-shaped ghost in the television series -- is Harry's literal MagicalComputer; Michael Carpenter, a modern-day [[ThePaladin paladin]] wielding a [[CoolSword holy sword]]; Billy the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf]] and his pack of Alphas (a group of young [[HeroicWannabe heroic wannabes]]); Thomas Raith, the LoveableRogue [[strike:incubus]] [[HornyDevils White]] [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Court]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]; Harry's on-and-off love interest Susan Rodriguez; and Molly Carpenter, Michael's oldest daughter and Harry's [[TheApprentice apprentice]]. Like many detective stories, Harry meets a ridiculous number of [[FemmeFatale femmes fatales]], [[TheDon crime bosses]], and [[{{Mooks}} hired goons]], which is frequently [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the series.

There are currently 15 novels in the series:
[[index]]
# ''Literature/StormFront'' (2000)
# ''Literature/FoolMoon'' (2001)
# ''Literature/GravePeril'' (2001)
# ''Literature/SummerKnight'' (2002)
# ''Literature/DeathMasks'' (2003)
# ''Literature/BloodRites'' (2004)
# ''Literature/DeadBeat'' (2006)
# ''Literature/ProvenGuilty'' (2007)
# ''Literature/WhiteNight'' (2007)
# ''Literature/SmallFavor'' (2008)
# ''Literature/TurnCoat'' (2009)
# ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' (2010)
# ''Literature/GhostStory'' (2011)
# ''Literature/ColdDays'' (2012)
# ''Literature/SkinGame'' (May 27, 2014)
# ''Literature/PeaceTalks'' (TBA)
# ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFilesMirrorMirror Mirror Mirror]]'' (TBA)
[[/index]]

Novels 1 - 9 have been collected in 4 different omnibus editions; books one and two have also been put out in comic form.

Additionally, there are 15 short stories published in various collections:
# "Restoration of Faith"
# "Publicity and Advertising" (listed as "Vignette" in ''Side Jobs'')
# "Something Borrowed" (published in ''My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding'')
# "It's My Birthday, Too" (published in ''Many Bloody Returns'')
# "Heorot" (published in ''My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon'')
# "Day Off" (published in ''Blood Lite'')
# "Last Call" (published in ''Strange Brew'')
# "AAAA Wizardry" (published in the ''Our World'' RPG Book)
# "Even Hand" (published in ''Dark and Stormy Knights'')
# "Love Hurts" (published in ''Songs of Love and Death'')
# "Curses" (published in ''Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy'')
# "B is for Bigfoot" (Published in ''Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron'')
# "I Was a Teenage Bigfoot" (Published in ''Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste'')
# "Bigfoot on Campus" (Published in ''Hex Appeal'')
# "Bombshells" (Published in ''Dangerous Women'')


As well as 3 novellas:
# ''Backup'' (published by itself)
# "The Warrior" (published in ''Mean Streets'')
# ''Aftermath'' (published in ''Side Jobs'')

Plus three graphic novel stories:
# ''ComicBook/WelcomeToTheJungle''
# ''ComicBook/GhoulGoblin''
# ''ComicBook/WarCry''

The short stories from "Restoration of Faith" to "Last Call" (as well as "Love Hurts") and all the novellas have been collected in an anthology called ''Side Jobs'' released October, 2010. As for the rest, Butcher has [[IGaveMyWord promised]] that all of the short stories and novellas would be available in collected form, so as he put it, he'll just have to write enough short stories to get another anthology. It will be called Brief Cases.

WordOfGod says that the series will have at least twenty books, which will then be capped off by an apocalyptic trilogy. Because, to quote the author, [[RuleOfCool "Who doesn't love apocalyptic trilogies?"]] In August 2011, he also hinted that the titles of the final three books would be "Stars and Stones," "Hell's Bells," and "Empty Night," because "they're called curses for a reason."

In addition to the page links at the top, there is also a [[ShoutOut/TheDresdenFiles shout out]] page. The recap [[Recap/TheDresdenFiles page]] is under major construction, so help with it would be appreciated.
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* TheDresdenFiles/TropesAToM
* TheDresdenFiles/TropesNToZ
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