Working for Bigfoot - Jim Butcher

Working for Bigfoot

By Jim Butcher

  • Release Date: 2015-06-30
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 232 Ratings


Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client’s body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he’s treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a Bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son Irwin is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human. He’s a good kid, but the extraordinary strength of his magical aura has a way of attracting trouble.

In the three novellas that make up Working For Bigfoot, collected together for the first time here, readers encounter Dresden at different points in his storied career, and in Irwin’s life. As a middle-schooler, in “B Is for Bigfoot,” Irwin attracts the unwelcome attention of a pair of bullying brothers who are more than they seem, and when Harry steps in, it turns out they have a mystical guardian of their own. At a fancy private high school in “I Was a Teenage Bigfoot,” Harry is called in when Irwin grows ill for the first time, and it’s not just a case of mono. Finally, Irwin is all grown up and has a grown-up’s typical problems as a freshman in college in “Bigfoot on Campus,” or would have if typical included vampires.

New York Times bestseller Jim Butcher explores the responsibilities of fatherhood and the difficulties of growing up with the elements Dresden Files fans crave—detection, adventure, humor, and magic.


  • Working for Bigfoot

    By Just Wing It Jim
    $6.99 for a novella that was probably thrown together to meet a contract requirement is a slap in the face to fans. I expected more from Jim Butcher. He seems to have tired of this series and would rather work on those stupid Calderon books.
  • Working for Bigfoot

    By PC'
    I have read all his books and very much enjoy both his style and creativity. Working for Bigfoot was an entertaining read, but definitely not his best work. Seemed rushed and disjointed.
  • Too short for the money

    By Eidolonv2
    If I would have picked this book up in a store it would have been returned to the shelf. Not enough bang for the buck. I'm a fan of the man's writing. Enough so I did read any reviews. Simply saw it was a recent publication. My bad.