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The Dresden Files is a contemporary urban fantasy series of novels by author Jim Butcher. They are told in first person narrative by the human wizard and private investigator Harry Dresden, who tells of his investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago. So far, the series consists of fifteen novels, along with several novelettes and short stories.

It has been adapted into a television series: The Dresden Files.


The internal chronology of the Files is as follows.

Placement: source: Goodreads

No. Title Type Note Collection/Omnibus
0.1 Restoration of Faith short story & comic book Also available on Side Jobs short story Dabel Brothers Showcase 2009 (Free Comic Book Day) [Comic]
0.2 Welcome to the Jungle comic book series & graphic novel Welcome to the Jungle was originally released as a four-part, monthly comic mini-series by Dabel Brothers Publishing, April - July, 2008.
1 Storm Front novel & graphic novel The graphic novel was originally released as a 4 part comic by DynamiteWizard for Hire
2 Fool Moon novel & graphic novel The graphic novel was originally released as an 8 part comic by Dynamite Wizard for Hire
2.01 Ghoul Goblin graphic novel Ghoul Goblin was originally released as a 6 issue comic by Dynamite
2.1 B is For Bigfoot short story Originally released in the collection:Under My Hat: Tales From the CauldronWorking for Bigfoot
3 Grave Peril novel Wizard for Hire
4 Summer Knight novel Wizard By Trade
5 Death Masks novel Wizard By Trade
5.1 Publicity and Advertising vignette Also available on Side Jobs (2010)
6 Blood Rites novel Wizard at Large
7 Dead Beat novel Wizard at Large
7.05 War Cry graphic novel War cry was originally released as a 5 issue comic by Dynamite
7.1 Something Borrowed short story Originally released in the collection: My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (2006)

Side Jobs

7.2 "I Was A Teenage Bigfoot" short story Originally released in the collection: Blood Lite 3: AftertasteWorking for Bigfoot
8 Proven Guilty novel Wizard Under Fire
9 White Night novel Wizard Under Fire
9.1 Downtown Graphic Novel 6 part comic issue from Dynamite. Illustrated by Carlos Gomez. Dynamite Comics
9.2It's My Birthday, Too short story Originally released in the collection: Many Bloody Returns (2007)Side Jobs (2010)
9.3Heorot short story Originally released in the collection: My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon (2008)Side Jobs (2010)
10 Small Favor novel
10.1 Day Off short story Placement source: GoodreadsOriginally released in the collection: Blood Lite (2008)

Side Jobs (2010)

10.2 Backup novelette Thomas Raith' POV
  • Side Jobs (2010)
  • Backup (2008)
10.3 The Warrior novelette Placement: source: Goodreads
10.4 Last Call short story Placement: source: Goodreads
10.5 Curses short story Placement: source: Goodreads Naked City
10.? AAAA Wizardry short story placement based on the fact the DFRPG is written in-universe prior to Turn Coat. DFRPG Volume Two: Our World
11 Turn Coat novel
11.1 Even Hand short story Marcone's POV Dark and Stormy Knights
11.2 Love Hurts short story
11.3 "Bigfoot On Campus short story Originally released in the collection:Hex Appeal (2012) Working for Bigfoot
12 Changes novel
12.1 "Aftermath" novelette Murphy's POV Side Jobs (2010) (exclusive)
13 Ghost Story novel
13.1 "Bombshells" Molly's POV Dangerous Women,” edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (2013).
14 Cold Days novel
15 Skin Game novel
15.1 "Jury Duty" short story available as an ebook Unbound,” edited by Shawn Speakman (2015).

Note: The chronology of the works between Small Favor and Turn Coat is not clear, and it is presumed to follow the order in Side Jobs.

Note: It was originally planned for the Dresden Files to contain 20 Case Files and finish off with a Big Apocalyptic Trilogy. However, Butcher has stated in several signing sessions that the events of Changes were supposed to have happened in book 10, and that case files might run up to 22 or 24 books.[1]

The Science Fiction Book Club released four Dresden Files hardcover omnibuses, which include the novels from Storm Front to White Night.


No. Title Includes
1–3Wizard for HireStorm Front, Fool Moon and Grave Peril
4, 5Wizard By TradeSummer Knight, Death Masks
6, 7Wizard at LargeBlood Rites, Dead Beat
8, 9Wizard Under FireProven Guilty, White Night


  1. 2010 Huston Signing

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