Ace Hardcover Original
$28.00 / 448 pages
June 5, 2018
Praise for The Dresden Files:
“Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Philip Marlowe.”
“Butcher…spins an excellent noirish detective yarn in a well-crafted, supernaturally charged setting. The supporting cast is again fantastic, and Harry’s wit continues to fly in the face of a peril-fraught plot.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“This is urban fantasy par excellence, with magical action, moral dilemmas, and a wonderful cast.”
—Library Journal (starred review)
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
ABOUT BRIEF CASES
The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue–and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you’ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection.
>From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published “Zoo Day,” Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.
With twelve stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry’s funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold.
In this collection…
Zoo Day, a brand-new novella
Curses from Naked City (Edited by Ellen Datlow)
AAAA Wizardry from Dresden Files RPG
Even Hand, from Dark and Stormy Knights (Edited by PN Elrod)
B is For Bigfoot, from Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (Edited by Jonthan Strahan)
I Was a Teenage Bigfoot, from Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste (Edited by Kevin J. Anderson)
Bigfoot on Campus, from Hex Appeal (Edited by P.N. Elrod)
Bombshells, from Dangerous Women (Edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)
Jury Duty, From Unbound (Edited by Shawn Speakman)
Cold Case, from Shadowed Souls (Edited by Jim Butcher & Kerrie Hughes)
Day One, from Unfettered II (Edited by Shawn Speakman)
A Fistfull of Warlocks, from Straight Outta Tombstone (Edited by David Boop)
ABOUT JIM BUTCHER
Jim Butcher is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and the Cinder Spires. He lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Find out more about Jim online at www.jim-butcher.com.