Blood Rites - Jim Butcher

Blood Rites

By Jim Butcher

  • Release Date: 2004-08-03
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 845 Ratings


In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files, Chicago's only professional wizard takes on a case for a vampire and becomes the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders.

Harry Dresden has had worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Like fleeing a burning building full of enraged demon-monkeys, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a walking plant monster. Still, there’s something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film’s producer believes he’s the target of a sinister curse—but it’s the women around him who are dying, in increasingly spectacular ways.
Harry’s doubly frustrated because he only got involved with this bizarre mystery as a favor to Thomas—his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can’t quite figure out, until his investigation leads him straight to the vampire’s oversexed, bite-happy family. Now, Harry’s about to discover that Thomas’ family tree has been hiding a shocking secret: a revelation that will change Harry’s life forever.


  • Love this book!

    By I don't carrrrreeeeee
    The first sentence is the best intro I've ever seen in a book ever👌🏻
  • Great Book

    By BryC10
    Great book. Slow build to the store, but over all great book.
  • Better every book

    By Ricknot
    I came to the Dresden Files books via the TV series. I did like the show very much and now view the books and the series as two different dogs from the same mother. Butcher has the rare ability to interweave different subplots without neglecting any or artificially manufacturing closure. Everything written seems to have purpose either for the plot, book or series. Harry is flawed but genuinely likable and the supporting characters are well formed and integral to the success of the story. I look forward to reading more.
  • Blood Rites

    By lindainspring
    Jim Butcher has the most amazing imagination! The action never stops, and it is never repeats, always something different and really well dressed, fully realized situations with 'got you standing there' at Harry's left shoulder involvement in the story. Butcher can build a scene like no one else with his characters. You will love or hate them and tremble, chuckle and smirk with them. Reading his stories is as good as it can get without being there yourself.