Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ghost Story-Jim Butcher

Ghost Story
Jim Butcher
Roc, Jul 26 2011, $27.95
ISBN: 9780451463791

Chicago wizard Harry Dresden has found his life a bit upsetting lately. His house is in ruins but he defeated the Red Court while rescuing his daughter albeit killing her mother. Besides all that he is dead. Upsetting Harry the most is the fact that he has no earthly or other plane idea who killed him.

In limbo, the late Police captain Collin J. Murphy informs Dresden that he will be allowed to return to the Windy City to investigate a homicide filled with irregularities; his own. Euphoric Dresden is unprepared to return to the mortal world as a sort of ghost with no magic. He finds his Chicago has turned meaner and darker during his absence with the Red Court no longer containing the supernatural malevolent who have surfaced. He must contact his friends like Murphy’s son that he is back before he investigates who shot and killed Harry Dresden.

After the Changes of the last Dresden Files, readers will be stunned with the new changes as Chicago’s wizard turns ghost detective. The entertaining whodunit story line is more introspective than usual as Dresden examines his dumber decisions in his life with disdain and loathing for what he did, but also contains several unexpected super twists as his inquiry into his own murder lead to the good, the bad and the extreme ugly of the paranormal.

Harriet Klausner

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