Saturday, June 7, 2014

Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

Fool Moon
Book Two of the Dresden Files
by Jim Butcher
2001
****
4 stars - what fun!
ALR Green - just werewolves


Yes, yes, I know, this is technically science fiction (at least that's where the library put it), but it isn't really.

What Fool Moon is, is an action packed mystery, detective sort of book.  

Do you doubt me? Here's the plot. You've got grisly murders happening in Chicago. Murders of associates of the local crime king pin. You also have nice police detective lady person (Murphy) who sometimes hires Harry Dresden to help out with investigations. Then the FBI decides that the murders are their jurisdiction and they try to push aside detective lady and Harry is kind of on the outs with her from the last time they worked together since he sort of withheld information. Oh, and Harry, of course, is a klutz when it comes to social situations and relationships, so even though he's trying to do the right thing he frequently winds up pissing people off and otherwise making a bad name for himself.

As Harry and Detective Murphy work on figuring out whether they are allies or not (Murphy keeps trying to arrest him), they also both try to track down the killer or killers. In the process, Harry gets the crap kicked out him several times and he and Murphy find themselves in impossible situations which add safe excitement and action (as in I totally know they won't die since there are more books in the series, but how the heck will they get out of this one).

Got it? Now, the fact that Harry happens to be a wizard and it turns out there are werewolves involved in whatever is going on is really beside the point, right?

Caution - death by werewolf is not a pretty thing.

2 comments:

  1. I have nightmares about werewolves. Too bad, because otherwise this book sounds great.

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  2. I have got to start reading this series one of these days ...

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