2007: #54 – Grave Peril (Jim Butcher)

Book #54 was Grave Peril, the third book in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files. The back of the book reads:

Harry Dresden’s faced some pretty terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. It comes with the territory when you’re the only professional wizard in the Chicago area phone book.

But in all Harry’s years of supernatural sleuthing, he’s never faced anything like this: the spirit world’s gone postal. All over Chicago, ghosts are causing trouble–and not just of the door-slamming, boo-shouting variety. These ghosts are tormented, violent, and deadly. Someone–or something–is stirring them up to wreak unearthly havoc. But why? And why do so many of the victims have ties to Harry? If Harry doesn’t figure it out soon, he could wind up a ghost himself . . .

Harry’s really gotten himself into a pickle this time. There’s not much of Murphy and the cops in this one, but he manages to get himself into enough trouble anyway. And when it’s all said and done, it’s really just beginning… I think this book really marks a gear change in the series.

Page count: 378 | Word count: 115,758

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4 thoughts on “2007: #54 – Grave Peril (Jim Butcher)

  • May 28, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    I’ve only read Books #1 & 2 of the Dresden Files, but I liked them very much. Your review now has me on pins and needles for Book #3, LOL! Thanks!

  • May 28, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    This seems to be a popular series. I guess I should add it to my list. What is his writing style like??

  • May 28, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    I’m never sure how to describe writing styles. The thing that stands out for me is the humor. Harry has a very dry sense of humor that I like. Also, he manages to get himself into ridiculous amounts of trouble.

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