Supernatural detective Harry Dresden seeks the source of the curse that's killing off a film crew in Blood Rites. In Dead Beat, he must find a rare spell of necromancy—and stop it from being cast on Halloween. (738 pp.)
Hardcover Book : 752 pages
Publisher: Roc ( May 03, 2005 )
Item #: 12-209335
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 33.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I didn't know the Wizard Series had Dark Magic in it ... my wife won't let books like this in our house, and I agree. We gave it away.
Reviewer: Lance K
Jim Butcher's dark humor keeps me coming back for more with each book. His writing style fits my personality to a "T"! Now if only I can find more authors with the same zest as Butcher.
The stories left me wondering who did it, and if Harry would survive the adventures all the way to the end!
Poor Harry, I feel so bad for the guy, he just cant seem to catch a break, and that is probably why I keep coming back for more. For Harry its always 1 step forward and 20 steps back, and it leaves me clamoring for the next book to see if the poor man will have any luck the next time around. If you arent into sappy happy endings, and you like a wry sense of humor, this series is for you! :o)
Exciting and Fun. Dresden is non stop excitement. Don't miss this book.
Reviewer: John K
Jim's books get better and better. He develops his character Harry with every new book, but also adds quality to supporting characters. The adversaries get tougher all the time. I love Harry's tactics in Dead Beat. And polka will never die!
Reviewer: Sharon C
By far, the most dangerous and deadly Dresden book yet! Mavra blackmails Harry to get the Word of Kemmler for her, or she ruins Murphy. There are other necromancers also after the Word. Comically, Harry is teamed up with Butters, the polka loving medical examiner. Harry’s true nature comes to life in this book, as he truly struggles with himself and Lasciel. The White Council will suffer a devastating blow, as Harry learns of how the war with the vampires is tied in with the dark magic happening in Chicago. Is a 65 million year old dinosaur, Sue (Which by the way I‘ve seen here in the Natural History museum. How cool is that!?), enough of an advantage, with what’s left of the Wardens, to defeat the necromancer’s purpose and save thousands of innocents lives, on Halloween night?
Reviewer: Jimmy W