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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 fourteen 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 & graphic novel Dabel Brothers Showcase 2009 (Free Comic Book Day) Side Jobs
0.2 Welcome to the Jungle graphic novel
1 Storm Front novel & graphic novel Wizard for Hire
2 Fool Moon novel & graphic novel Wizard for Hire
2.01 Ghoul Goblin graphic novel [1]
2.1 B is For Bigfoot Short Story Under My Hat: Tales From the Cauldron
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 Side Jobs (2010)
6 Blood Rites novel Wizard at Large
7 Dead Beat novel Wizard at Large
7.05 War Cry graphic novel Dynamite Comics
7.1 Something Borrowed short story
7.2 "I Was A Teenage Bigfoot" Short Story

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8 Proven Guilty novel Wizard Under Fire
9 White Night novel Wizard Under Fire
9.1 It's My Birthday, Too short story
9.2 Heorot short story
10 Small Favor novel
10.1 Day Off short story Placement source: Goodreads
10.2 Backup: A Story of the Dresden Files novelette from Thomas’ 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 from Marcone’s POV Dark and Stormy Knights
11.2 Love Hurts short story
11.3 "Bigfoot On Campus Short Story Hex Appeal (2012)
12 Changes novel
12.1 "Aftermath" novelette from Murphy’s POV Side Jobs (2010) (exclusive)
13 Ghost Story novel
13.1 "Bombshells" From Molly's POV Dangerous Women,” edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Duzois (2013).
14 Cold Days novel
15 Skin Game novel
16 TBA novel [1][2][3]
17 TBA novel
18 TBA novel
19 TBA novel
20 TBA novel
21 TBA novel [4]
22 TBA novel [4]
23 TBA novel [4]

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 Apocaliptic 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.[5]

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. I am Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera and the upcoming Cinder Spires! Ask Me Anything!, 17 May 2014
  2. Jim's reply
  3. Peace Talks (#16), 23 May 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 2009 Chicago Signing
  5. 2010 Huston Signing

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