Dead Beat (Dresden Files Series #7)

Dead Beat (Dresden Files Series #7)

by Jim Butcher
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Dead Beat (Dresden Files Series #7) by Jim Butcher

“The wildest, strangest, best Dresden adventure to date...Butcher’s blending of modern fantasy with classic noir sensibilities ensures that there’s never a dull moment.”—SF Site
 
Paranormal investigations are Harry Dresden’s business and Chicago is his beat, as he tries to bring law and order to a world of wizards and monsters that exists alongside everyday life. And though most inhabitants of the Windy City don’t believe in magic, the Special Investigations Department of the Chicago PD knows better.
 
Karrin Murphy is the head of S. I. and Harry’s good friend. So when a killer vampire threatens to destroy Murphy’s reputation unless Harry does her bidding, he has no choice. The vampire wants the Word of Kemmler (whatever that is) and all the power that comes with it. Now, Harry is in a race against time—and six merciless necromancers—to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451460912
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/02/2006
Series: Dresden Files Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 62,440
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.56(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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 Independence, Missouri. 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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Dead Beat (Dresden Files Series #7) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 466 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry is REALLY getting on my nerves. His constant whining, his ineffectual attempts at magic, his idiotic propensity to champion the wrong women; it's enough to drive a regular reader insane. And the worst is his constant insistence that he is very powerful. Yet, somehow, every villain simply kicks his butt, until some act of god, or rescue by a friend, or sheer happenstance lets him survive. I just like my heroes a little mor heroic and less bathetic. I get the whole concept of a flawed hero, but really, you can take this premise too far, and Mr. Butcher does, on a regular basis. That said, this outing is well plotted and full of interesting action. Well worth reading. Just don't try rereading the series in one big gulp like I did, or you too will be rooting for the villains to finish ol' Harry off, once and for all. Yes, he's that annoying in large doses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jim Butcher is a genius at writing a series that never gets old. Book Seven and still as fantastic and exciting as the first. I found hours passing me by and coulfn't wait for those free moments to grab my datapad and reaf some more!
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Awesome
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I have been reading the entire series. Love them. Hate to put them down. Sometime they get a little far fetched, but just let your imagination soar. Will read more his his writings. Not sure if I would recommend any of his books for a book club reading because you really need to appreciate this type of book to enjoy them.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
An excellent ride! *Book source ~ Purchased at Audible Halloween is right around the corner and Chicago is experiencing some really weird things. Weird and bad. Murphy goes out of town for a little R&R and Harry gets sucked into the bad happenings in his town when Black Court vampire Mavra demands Harry bring her the Book of Kemmler or some incriminating photos of Murphy killing defenseless ‘humans’ will be sent to the police. While looking for the book though Harry finds out something big and catastrophic is going down on Halloween night and it’s up to him to stop it. Since when is Harry’s life ever easy? My Guest Reviewers: A ~ my 16-yr-old daughter T ~ my 14-yr-old son K ~ my 13-yr-old son This series continues as a favorite. Everyone loves the magic and the humor as well as many of the characters. This book talks about necromancy and they enjoyed learning about how it works in the Dresden universe. The plot was a good one with twists, turns, new far-reaching plot points (such as about the War and info about the Erlking and the Wild Hunt) and imminent peril to Harry and it was extremely enjoyable to listen to. As far as narration goes, James Marsters has reached his stride and we would have a very hard time listening to another Dresden book if he wasn’t narrating it. Favorite characters besides Harry: A ~ Ramirez, Bob and, of course, Mouse. She was disappointed Michael was not in this book. T ~ Lasciel, Ramirez and Mouse K ~ Sue and Mouse Favorite moment: A ~ Butters thought Harry was gay and there’s a part towards the end with Bob and Sue that I won’t mention due to spoiler avoidance T ~ The whole part with Sue, Harry’s threat to Mavra K ~ The whole part with Sue While there were many to choose from we whittled it down to a tie for favorite quote: “We are not going to die.” Butters stared up at me, pale, his eyes terrified. “We’re not?” “No. And do you know why?” He shook his head. “Because Thomas is too pretty to die. And because I’m too stubborn to die.” I hauled on his shirt even harder. “And most of all because tomorrow is Oktoberfest, Butters, and polka will never die.” “What's with that?' Butters screamed, his voice high and frightened. 'Just covering his head with his arms? Didn't he see the lawyer in the movie?” 
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vikingsbride More than 1 year ago
Jim Butcher does it again in this installment of the Dresdan Files series, excellent read. Love the twists to the characters keeping the reader intrigued. Anytime a book can get me to speak aloud while reading, I'm hooked. ("Go Sue!!")
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Getting closer to 5 stars here. How is Dresden going to cope with getting the Grey Cloak. Why not.
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All the Dresden Files are a must read!!
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