Brief Cases

Brief Cases

More Stories From the Dresden Files

Book - 2018
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An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard.

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.

The collection includes:

* "Curses," from Naked City , edited by Ellen Datlow
* "AAAA Wizardry," from the Dresden Files RPG
* "Even Hand," from Dark and Stormy Knights , edited by P. N. Elrod
* "B is for Bigfoot," from Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron , edited by Jonathan Strahan. Republished in Working for Bigfoot .
* "I was a Teenage Bigfoot," from Blood Lite III: Aftertaste , edited by Kevin J. Anderson. Republished in Working for Bigfoot .
* "Bigfoot on Campus," from Hex Appeal , edited by P. N. Elrod. Republished in Working for Bigfoot .
* "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 and Kerrie Hughes
* "Day One," from Unfettered II , edited by Shawn Speakman
* "A Fistful of Warlocks," from Straight Outta Tombstone , edited by David Boop
* "Zoo Day," a brand-new novella, original to this collection
Publisher: New York : Ace, 2018
ISBN: 9780451492104
Branch Call Number: SF BUT
Characteristics: 437 p. ;,24 cm


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Dec 05, 2018

Dresden Short Stories

JessicaGma Nov 12, 2018

If you're anxiously awaiting the next installment of the Dresden files, this is a good short story collection about Harry Dresden and other characters from the universe. The Bigfoot stores are all here, plus a few others.

DBRL_IdaF Aug 28, 2018

This is a mixed bag of short tales from the magical Dresden Files universe. Some are better than others, but they're all engaging. Recommended for readers who are already familiar with the series.

One of the fun things about these stories is how many of them are written from points of view belonging to characters other than Harry Dresden. It was cool to hear from my old favorite, the polka-playing coroner, Waldo Butters. I also got a kick out of "Zoo Day", which had multiple viewpoints and showed us Harry as a dad.

I almost want to knock off half a star for a story about Molly Carpenter because I have mixed feelings about the premise and because it did not feel like a complete story to me. As I said, some stories were better than others.

I enjoyed spending time in Dresden's world again.

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