by Jim Butcher
4 stars - great entertainment
This one came in as a recommendation from one of my followers. Thanks. As promised, it is Philip Marlowe meets Harry Potter.
Harry Dresden. Wizard and private eye.
It is now the Monday of Memorial Day weekend and I've spent the last two days in bed fighting a noxious cold and flu, so not thinking well enough to write a full review. Suffice it to say, I will read more in this series and might even sample one of Mr. Butcher's "swords and horses" books.
I'll give you the dust cover synopsis.
Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago PD has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the everyday world is actually full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. And those that do - they enjoy playing with humans far too much... like a cat with a mouse.
That's where Harry comes in. Because it takes a wizard to catch a - well, whatever the hell it is he has to catch.