Eleven short stories in an anthology about shadowed heroes.
Author: Jim Butcher
Mab, the Winter Queen, is calling in that favor from Harry. One small favor that will trap him between a nightmarish foe and an equally deadly ally.
A series of apparent suicides rings alarm bells and the police hire Harry Dresden, Wizard P.I. At the first crime scene, he hits pay dirt, an unmistakable magical taint.
Harry Dresden, the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, encounters a supernatural assault straight out of a horror film, malevolent entities that feed on fear, and a friend’s out-of-control daughter.
Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only practicing wizard, is up to his neck with a vampire duel, hitmen, a missing Shroud of Turin, a handless headless corpse, and his ex-girlfriend.
It’s not enough to battle flying monkey demons and rescue puppies, now Thomas needs help on a porn film set. And the demon’s sigil is the only cool spot on Harry’s hand.
Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts – to steal the Holy Grail by helping a group of supernatural villains.
Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad. Because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, but in thrall to Mab.
Business has been so bad for professional wizard, Harry Dresden, that it looks like he can’t afford his next meal, then a brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon.
His girlfriend left town only to be replaced by the Winter Queen of Faerie with an offer Harry can’t refuse. Just find out who murdered the Summer Knight and clear her name.