Dead Beat - Jim Butcher

Dead Beat

By Jim Butcher

  • Release Date: 2005-05-03
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 5
From 586 Ratings


“The wildest, strangest, best Dresden adventure to date...Butcher’s blending of modern fantasy with classic noir sensibilities ensures that there’s never a dull moment.”—SF Site
Paranormal investigations are Harry Dresden’s business and Chicago is his beat, as he tries to bring law and order to a world of wizards and monsters that exists alongside everyday life. And though most inhabitants of the Windy City don’t believe in magic, the Special Investigations Department of the Chicago PD knows better.
Karrin Murphy is the head of S. I. and Harry’s good friend. So when a killer vampire threatens to destroy Murphy’s reputation unless Harry does her bidding, he has no choice. The vampire wants the Word of Kemmler (whatever that is) and all the power that comes with it. Now, Harry is in a race against time—and six merciless necromancers—to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead...


  • Zombies

    By Turtle616
    This is my favorite book of the series. Nothing like riding a zombie T-Rex (sue) into battle! I get goose bumps every time I read this one.
  • Great story but....

    By SoraFanatic
    The story is great, I have read all the books so far. The only reason for the bad review is that my download was missing about 6 chapters cause of errors. I also had errors on the book before this too.
  • I Second the Comment

    By PatWallace
    Why isn't this book on Audio? I'm all the way up to #10 and missed the 7th book in the series!! LOVE the series!!!
  • audiobook?

    By lightwood44
    Why is there an audiobook for every book accept this one on itunes?
  • Amazing

    By MilkSteak02
    As with every Dresden files book, this one is simply fantastic. The language is simple enough that it is a fast read, the action is intense, and we finally get to experience the true turmoil of a wizard in modern days. Simply put, this is the best if the series so far, and that's no easy feat. Buy it!!