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[[caption-width-right:264:Just another day at the office.]]

->''"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.

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 [[HotScoop reporter]] 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:
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# ''Literature/StormFront'' (April 1, 2000)
# ''Literature/FoolMoon'' (January 1, 2001)
# ''Literature/GravePeril'' (September 1, 2001)
# ''Literature/SummerKnight'' (September 3, 2002)
# ''Literature/DeathMasks'' (August 5, 2003)
# ''Literature/BloodRites'' (August 3, 2004)
# ''Literature/DeadBeat'' (May 3, 2005)
# ''Literature/ProvenGuilty'' (May 2, 2006)
# ''Literature/WhiteNight'' (April 3, 2007)
# ''Literature/SmallFavor'' (April 1, 2008)
# ''Literature/TurnCoat'' (April 2009)
# ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' (April 6, 2010)
# ''Literature/GhostStory'' (July 26th, 2011)
# ''Literature/ColdDays'' (November 27, 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 published in comic form.

There are also currently 19 shorter pieces of fiction in the Dresdenverse that were originally published in various venues. Most of them have been republished in Dresden-exclusive anthologies. The anthologies and stories are:
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#''Literature/SideJobs'', the first anthology. It collects 11 of the Dresdenverse short stories.
## [[http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/side-jobs/restoration "Restoration of Faith"]]
## [[http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/side-jobs/vignette "Publicity and Advertising"]] (listed as "Vignette" in ''Side Jobs'' and the website)
## "Something Borrowed" (originally published in ''My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding'')
## "It's My Birthday, Too" (originally published in ''Many Bloody Returns'')
## "Heorot" (originally published in ''My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon'')
## "Day Off" (originally published in ''Blood Lite'')
## "Backup" (originally published by itself)
## "The Warrior" (originally published in ''Mean Streets'')
## "Last Call" (originally published in ''Strange Brew'')
## "Love Hurts" (originally published in ''Songs of Love and Death'')
## "Aftermath" (originally published in ''Side Jobs'')
#''Literature/WorkingForBigfoot'', a mini-anthology which collects 3 more of the Dresdenverse short stories.
## "B is for Bigfoot" (originally published in ''Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron'')
## "I Was a Teenage Bigfoot" (originally published in ''Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste'')
## "Bigfoot on Campus" (originally published in ''Hex Appeal'')
#Uncollected stories:
## "AAAA Wizardry" (published in the manual ''Our World'' from the Dresden Files Role-Playing Game)
## "Even Hand" (published in ''Dark and Stormy Knights'')
## "Curses" (published in ''Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy'')
## "Bombshells" (published in ''Dangerous Women'')
## "Jury Duty" (published in ''Unbound'')
%%## "Cold Case" (to be published in ''Shadowed Souls'')
%%## "Day One" (to be published in an unknown venue) %%We don't need to list these until they're actually published.
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Butcher has promised that all of the stories will eventually be republished in Dresden-exclusive anthologies; the next full-sized collection after ''Side Jobs'' will be called ''Brief Cases''.

In addition to the prose works, there are five graphic novel stories:
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# ''ComicBook/WelcomeToTheJungle'' (set right before ''Literature/StormFront'')
# ''ComicBook/GhoulGoblin'' (set after ''Literature/FoolMoon'')
# ''ComicBook/WarCry'' (set after ''Literature/DeadBeat'')
# ''ComicBook/DownTown'' (set after ''Literature/WhiteNight'')
# ''ComicBook/WildCard''
[[/index]]
Finally, the Dresden Files has been adapted into a [[Series/TheDresdenFiles drama series on the Sci Fi Channel]], a [[TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles tabletop RPG]] which is [[DirectLineToTheAuthor written from the characters' perspective]], and a [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/the-dresden-files-cooperative-card-game?ref=card collectible card game]] which funded on Kickstarter at over half a million dollars.

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."

As of [=EasterCon=] 2015, a spinoff novel centered around Maggie and Mouse is apparently in the works.

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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!!Due to length, the trope list has been split off to subpages:
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* TheDresdenFiles/TropesAToM
* TheDresdenFiles/TropesNToZ
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