Brief Cases (Dresden Files Series)

Brief Cases (Dresden Files Series)

by Jim Butcher


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ISBN-13: 9780451492104
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Series: Dresden Files Series
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 5,998
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives mostly inside his own head so that he can write down the conversation of his imaginary friends, but his head can generally be found in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Jim is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera novels, and the Cinder Spires series, which began with The Aeronaut’s Windlass.

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Brief Cases (Dresden Files Series) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The new stories fleshed out a lot the characters, especially molly, butters, Maggie and mouse. But the other stories can be found in other books that were published. It is still worth the buy for the new stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Am a fan of the Dresden Files, so already know the characters. It was a Good mix of character studies and action, especially the last original story. It was nice having author intros on the writing background of each story too. The only quibble I have with Butcher's first person narration style in this series is tone and inner voice/personality often sounds very similar--even when the character isn't Harry. This group of stories addressed that better for the most part th hsn previous stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The worst part of each story is knowing they will soon end. Butcher is one of the best authors alive, easily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It fills in between the other books wile also giving you more info into there world. I really enjoyed the spaghetti Western with Anastasia and the story with Marcone.
Anonymous 27 days ago
Yep... I really enjoyed seeing the Zoo trip from the different perspectives and I really like learning more about Molly as well. The story with Butters could almost be it's own crossover series or something...
Anonymous 3 months ago
Always need more dresden. These are great additions
Anonymous 3 months ago
Good stories. Had read most of bigfoot oned but still enjoyed them again
Anonymous 4 months ago
Different enough to get you thinking and enough the same to keep you reading and enjoying
Anonymous 5 months ago
So I have to award less than perfect because the last story had more going on with it than I think it needed. I won't spoil anything, so I'll leave it at that. I loved both of the Molly stories and those gave a lot of insight into the Winter Court. Kudos for additional world building and further evidence to support Mouse's awesomeness.
JNT77 7 months ago
Duh of course it's good -It's Dresden - enough said.. This is just a collection of short stories in the Dresden universe. I love it when I can get the whole collection in one book.
Anonymous 8 months ago
As stand alone stories or as a bridge to fill in the gaps, these are well thought out and entertaining tales. I thoroughly enjoyed the different perspectives.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Would have given 5 stars but had already had read the Bigfoot stories. For 5 stars I want all new material. Excellent story crafting and characters. Fast paced and relatable .
Anonymous 8 months ago
Very good collection of short stories involving the character surrounding Dresden.
Anonymous 8 months ago
You get a better view into the minds of the people around Harry.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I don't usually like short story collections, but these kept the consistency of the Dresden stories, and answered some questions. As usual MR Butcher has made me laugh and kept me entertained with a unique story telling style.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Amazing how Jim Butcher cand wrap so much emotion into such short stories. Especially towards the end, was crying with joy reading the different point of views of the Dresden family.
Anonymous 10 months ago
This is an amazing grouping of short stories in the Dresden Files universe. It fills in some holes left by the books and does nothing but make you thirst for the next book.
Anonymous 10 months ago
This second collection of Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden related short stories is highly entertaining and essential reading for understanding Butcher’ wizardly characters. I say “Dresden-related” because many of these stories focus on Dresden’s friends and acquaintances, with little or no sign of Dresden himself. Each story tells us something about Dresden himself, or the world he inhabits. The last story in which Dresden takes his daughter and his Foo dog to the zoo is worth the pice of the book by itself.
Anonymous 10 months ago
The good: it's a new Dresden book The bad: it took to long to come out, and is too short Butcher is simply a great story teller. His books feel like great adventure stories. Great characters, fantastic plots, yet they still feel like home.
AVoraciousReadr 10 months ago
Book source ~ Library What’s not to love about some short stories in the Dresden Universe? Most are told from Harry’s POV, but there are a few told from other favorite characters’. All are excellent additions to the Dresden Universe. * A Fistful of Warlocks ~ from STRAIGHT OUTTA TOMBSTONE, edited by David Boop A story told from the POV of Warden Anastasia Luccio in the Wild West * B is for Bigfoot ~ from UNDER MY HAT: TALES FROM THE CAULDRON, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Republished in WORKING FOR BIGFOOT Harry is hired by a Bigfoot. * AAAA Wizardry ~ from the Dresden Files RPG Harry is teaching the new wardens and telling them a story of a job. * I was a Teenage Bigfoot ~ from BLOOD LITE 3: AFTERTASTE, edited by Kevin J. Anderson. Republished in WORKING FOR BIGFOOT. Harry’s second job for Bigfoot. * Curses ~ from THE NAKED CITY, edited by Ellen Datlow Harry is hired to lift the Chicago Cubs curse. * Even Hand ~ from DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS, edited by P. N. Elrod A story told from John Marcone’s POV. * Bigfoot on Campus ~ from HEX APPEAL, edited by P. N. Elrod. Republished in WORKING FOR BIGFOOT. Harry’s third job for Bigfoot. * Bombshells ~ from DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois A story told from Molly’s POV right after Changes. * Cold Case ~ from SHADOWED SOULS, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Hughes Another from Molly’s POV, right after Cold Days. * Jury Duty ~ from UNBOUND, edited by Shawn Speakman Harry actually gets a jury duty summons. * Day One ~ from UNFETTERED II, edited by Shawn Speakman A story told from the POV of Waldo Butters after Skin Game. * Zoo Day ~ a brand-new novella, original to this collection Harry, Mouse, and Maggie spend a day at the zoo. Story is told from all 3 of their POVs.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I loved that we get to hear from other characters' POVs. Can't wait to see where Dresden's and his cohorts' story goes.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Just perfect! Filling in some holes from previous stories, but I need a full book please lol
Anonymous 11 months ago
It wasn't just the "Harry Bombs Everything" show. And.... It. Is. Awesome. (Yes, that's a story reference. You'll get it when you read the stories.)
Anonymous 12 months ago
All the stories are good. I really enjoyed reading the stories from other character's points of view, especially Butters and Mouse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All stories are great and add a lot to the Dresden world. It is great to expand the universe to the side characters.