Brief Cases is the sequel anthology of Side Jobs, and will be released before Peace TalksSet to include the following stories:An exclusive novellette from the perspective of Maggie and Mouse.Curses from The Naked City, edited by Ellen DatlowTakes place between Small Favor and Turn Coat.AAAA Wizardry from the Dresden Files RPG, published by Evil HatHarry teaches a group of young Wardens his procedure for dealing with supernatural nasties.Even Hand originally from Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by Pat Elrod. Reprinted in Beyond the Pale, edited by Henry Herz.Gentleman Johnnie Marcone clashes with a rival supernatural power. Told from Marcones point of view.Takes place between Turn Coat and Changes.B is for Bigfoot from Under My Hat: Tales From the Cauldron, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Republished in Working for Bigfoot.Takes place between Fool Moon and Grave Peril.I Was A Teenage Bigfoot from Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste, edited by Kevin J. Anderson. Republished in Working for Bigfoot.Takes place circa Dead Beat.Bigfoot on Campus from Hex Appeal, edited by P.N. Elrod. Republished in Working for Bigfoot.Takes place between Turn Coat and Changes.Bombshells Molly-POV novella from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Duzois.Molly teams up with Justine and Andi to thwart a Fomor plot.Takes place between Ghost Story and Cold Days.Jury Duty short story for Unbound, edited by Shawn Speakman.Harry endures Jury Duty.Set after Skin Game.Cold Case short story from Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Hughes.In Mollys first job in her new role, she teams up with Ramirez to take on a Lovecraft-esque cult.Takes place shortly after Cold Days.Day One short story for Unfettered II, edited by Shawn Speakman.Butters first mission.Set after Skin Game.A Fistful of Warlocks short story for Straight Outta Tombstone, edited by David Boop.Luccio takes on necromancers in the Wild West.Set long before the events of the series....
|Title||:||Brief Cases (The Dresden Files #15.1)|
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Brief Cases (The Dresden Files #15.1) Reviews
Brief Cases is a collection of what they call "shorts stories", but I call them a fantastic way to experience this amazing world in novelette length tellings. Every single story had me engaged and invested in the outcome... And, that is hard to do with "short stories".
I received this ARC copy of Brief Cases from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. This is my honest and voluntary review. Brief Cases is set for publication June 05, 2018.
My Rating: 5 stars
Written by: Jim Butcher
Series: Dresden Files
A Fistful of Warlock: 3 stars
Luccio teaming up with Wyatt Earp (!) in Wild Wild West. The thing is, I don't really pay a lot of attention to Luccio in the series. Even if she said something awesome in here...
“I am a lot of woman. I assure you, Deputy, that I am more than capable of handling it.” (It refers to Luccio's guns)
B Is For Bigfoot; I Was A Teenage Bigfoot; Bigfoot On Campus: 4 stars
Read and reviewed through Working for Bigfoot
AAAA Wizardry: 4 stars
I always think of Harry being an EXCELL ...more
001 - “A Fistful of Warlocks”
029 - “B Is for Bigfoot”
061 - “AAAA Wizardry”
085 - “I was a Teenage Bigfoot
113 - “Curses”
141 - “Even Hand”
169 - “Bigfoot on Campus”
221 - “Bombshells”
277 - “Cold Case”
325 - “Jury Duty”
353 - “Day One”
381 - “Zoo Day”
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
MORE DRESDEN! FINALLY! Okay, so, I'm not going to get into how much Butcher is driving me nuts over here with his newly found George R.R. Martinism. But I will say YAY, because finally more Dresden.
Let's be honest here, though... most of these shorties were already released in other anthologies. Only one is new and original to this anthology. But, as someone who doesn't usually purchase many anthologies u ...more
Me when I found out that a new short stories book was coming out during the downtime before Peace Talks:
I'll admit, when I started reading this book I was a bit... miffed. Apprehensive. It's been a long time since I'd been in the Dresdenverse, and I'd been spending a lot of time in other universes. I was impatient for a new book.
[Now don't get me wrong -- I understand authors are human beings with lives and other responsibilities and they don't exist solely to entertain me. I have sort of a cogn ...more
I remember a time when these nice short stories use to be fun little reads between the yearly main line books... instead of the only thing published for years.
Update: Read the book
The New Story
"Zoo Day" - This story is told three times from different points of view so I'll be rating them separately.
Dresden - A touching short story about Dresden having to learn to be a father while also being him. Over all good if rather low threat.
Maggie - The same story but this time from Maggie's po ...more
A really fun anthology.
Most of these stories were new to me so it was great to get some more views into the world of Harry Dresden. I think my favorites were the three Bigfoot stories, but really there wasn't a bad story in the bunch. If you are a fan of the Dresden Files series I think this is a must read.
BRIEF CASES is the second collection of short stories by Jim Butcher. The first one, SIDE JOBS was one I tremendously enjoyed because it was a nice mixture of Harry Dresden stories as well as his supporting cast. I also enjoyed seeing more of the Formor, who are my favorite of Jim Butcher's creations even if they mostly serve as cannon fodder and mooks following the destruction of the Red Court.
Brief Cases is a very entertaining collection of short stories which include three stories introduci ...more