Thursday, September 20, 2012

Review: Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2)

Harry Dresden -- Wizard: Lost items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Fool Moon, by Jim Butcher, is the second novel in the Dresden Files series. Harry Dresden is the only professionally-trained wizard in Chicago. His investigation business has been slow, and it's been months since he has heard from the Chicago Police Department's Special Investigations Unit. He's also on bad terms with Karrin Murphy, CPD Lieutenant and sometimes accomplice. Just when it looks like he cannot afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his supernatural expertise.

At the scene of the crime, Harry discovers a brutally-mutilated corpse that is almost unrecognizable. Worse, there were animal markings that resembled those of a wild dog or wolf. The killing also took place on the night of a full moon. After seeing these three clues, Harry can guess where this case is headed. Thus, he will need all the manpower he can assemble if he wants to make it out of this one alive in one piece.
This is another fantastic addition to the Dresden Files series. Harry finds himself in a complex web of murder and mayhem that eventually proves too magically overwhelming for him. With his close companions and allies, he is able to solve the mystery and live another day. Butcher's storytelling skills are superb, and the main cast feels work well together. This novel also fits nicely with upcoming Halloween.

Stay tuned for the next novel in the Dresden Files series, Grave Peril

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