Dead Beat

Jim Butcher
When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.


Reviewed: 2018-04-21
Fun, fast, and snarky. One of the better urban fantasy series out there. It has sexual tension but that is not the focus. The focus is on all the choas having power can cause. This one he is being chased by zombies through most of it, and I can't imagine a better use of a dinosuar.
Reviewed: 2018-01-25
Ghouls, Wizards, Necromancers, Zombies, demons... and dinosaurs!

Jim Butcher getting better and better
Reviewed: 2016-06-24
4.5 stars


Another great installment in the series. These books are gradually getting darker, which seems hard to imagine when you think that the first one started with a murder by ones heart exploding out of their chest in a black magic rite, but they are.

Harry's getting a little fuzzy 'round the edges, and he's being pushed in directions he's been determined to never go out of necessity. Does that make him bad, or just human? I'm not sure, but I love him either way.

AND! This book had ZOMBIES.

Yet again Butcher rocks my socks with his unique spin on been-there-done-that stuff. He gave me absolutely the best of both worlds with his zombies - relentless, killer, is-that-what-my-tibia-looks-like fucking zombies, but with a different purpose and focus. His take on necromancy and control was awesome. Loved it. LOVED IT.
Reviewed: 2016-06-16
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