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Storm Front - Jim Butcher I remember watching the television show long ago and enjoying it. I'm pleased to learn that the show was mostly faithful to its literary origins. Our main character, Harry Dresden, is a real wizard who works as a private investigator of cases with a paranormal nature. He is kind of like a magical yet self-deprecating Mickey Spillane.

In addition to the episodic mystery, you also learn about the magical world and that Harry walks a thin line in both the non-magical world as well as the magical world. He is also irreverent and is quite the snarky characters.

The female characters pretty much play the whole range of stereotypes from tough broad to seductive femme fatale. If Harry wasn't so self-deprecating, it might have been irritating but somehow everything pretty much works well enough.