The closer it gets, the more eager I am to get my hands on Peace Talks, the long-awaited 16th book in the fantastic and beloved Dresden Files series. Many of you have let me know you’re as excited as I about the new book. Others are wondering what all the fuss is about, and thinking they might check out the series for themselves. With those folks in mind, I thought I’d take a few minutes to list all the novels in order, and share cover images with you.
BONUS: I’m also going to share all the anthologies I could find with Dresden short stories or novellas in them, as well. As you will see, there are several (and I may even have missed one or two). Each story is a fun addition to Harry’s world. (Teaser: Were you aware that Harry knows Bigfoot?)
Current Dresden Files Novels
(In order From Left to Right)
Titles in Order of Publication
Storm Front: 2000
Fool Moon: 2001
Grave Peril: 2001
Summer Knight: 2002
Death Masks: 2003
Blood Rites: 2004
Dead Beat: 2005
Proven Guilty: 2006
White Night: 2007
Small Favor: 2008
Turn Coat: 2009
Ghost Story: 2011
Cold Days: 2012
Skin Game: 2014
Next Up (a Mere Six Years Later)
(Did I mention that part before?)
Peace Talks: July 14, 2020
Battle Ground: September 29, 2020
Some Short Stories & Anthologies
Mean Streets: 2009
Stories by Jim Butcher, Simon R. Green, Kat Richardson, & Thomas Sniegoski
Side Jobs: 2010
Stories from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Dark and Stormy Knights: 2010
Stories by: Jim Butcher, Ilona Andrews, Carrie Vaughn, & More
Blood Lite III: 2012
Stories by: Jim Butcher, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kelley Armstrong & More
Hex Appeal: 2012
Stories by: Jim Butcher, Carrie Vaughn, Ilona Andrews & More
Shadowed Souls: 2016
Stories by: Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Rob Thurman & More
Urban Enemies: 2017
Stories from the Enemy’s POV by Jim Butcher,
Seanan McGuire, Keven Hearne & More
Brief Cases: 2018
Stories From the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Short Story by Jim Butcher
A Fun Excerpt For You
This is from BackUp, which should actually be at the top of the list, since it was published first, but which I saved for last because I wanted to share this with you. Thomas is one of my favorite characters in the series, perhaps second only to Harry. Enjoy:
Let’s get something clear right up front.
I’m not Harry Dresden.
Harry’s a wizard. A genuine, honest-to-goodness wizard. He’s Gandalf on crack and an IV of Red Bull, with a big leather coat and a .44 revolver in his pocket. He’ll spit in the eye of gods and demons alike if he thinks it needs to be done, and to hell with the consequences–and yet somehow my little brother manages to remain a decent human being.
I’ll be damned if I know how.
But then, I’ll be damned regardless.
My name is Thomas Raith, and I’m a monster.
Smiles & Inspiration
And that’s it for today. See you next Tuesday for more Dresden Files goodies!
(Just you, me, and Harry!)
Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden