This had been in my TBR list for a while, and I decided to read it after the last book in the series won a Goodreads Choice Award for best Paranormal Fantasy. I found this book to be a nice introduction to the series, with a highly likeable main character that has everything against him, but tries to always do the right thing no matter what.
I wouldn't say this was a great book, but it has a lot of humor in it and it left me interested to see what else happens in Harry Dresden's life and I will continue to read the rest of the books in this saga. Three stars!
Also, I found out there was a one season tv series about the Dresden Files, so you might want to check it out, too.
What's it about (from Goodreads): Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things — and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a — well, whatever.
There’s just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name. And that’s when things start to get… interesting.
Magic. It can get a guy killed.