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Proven Guilty
Title : Proven Guilty
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Language : English
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 428

Librarian's Note: ISBN: 0451461037 ISBN 13: 9780451461032 Harry Dresden is the only wizard in the Chicago phone book. He consults from the police department on those so-called "unusual" cases. He's even been on talk shows. So there's no love lost between Harry and the White Council of Wizards, who find him a little brash and undisciplined. But now war with the vampires haLibrarian's Note: ISBN: 0451461037 ISBN 13: 9780451461032Harry Dresden is the only wizard in the Chicago phone book. He consults from the police department on those so-called "unusual" cases. He's even been on talk shows. So there's no love lost between Harry and the White Council of Wizards, who find him a little brash and undisciplined. But now war with the vampires has thinned the ranks of wizards, and the White Council needs Harry, like it or not. He's drafted as a Warden, and assigned to look into rumors of black magic in the Windy City.And if that wasn't enough, another problem arrives in the form of the tattooed and pierced daughter of an old friend, all grown-up and already in trouble. Her boyfriend was the only one in a room where an old man was attacked, but in spite of this, he insists he didn't do it. What looks like a supernatural assault straight out of a horror film turns out to be...well, something quite close to that, as Harry discovers that malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in Chicago. All in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob...

Proven Guilty Reviews

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    So wonderful, it hurts.This series on audiobook is TO DIE FOR! It keeps getting better and better, and I'm hooked beyond hope. I love you, Harry Dresden, and I love Jim Butcher for his brilliant mind.

  • Luffy

    Well, well, well. My, my, my. This book illustrates perfectly why I'm safe from being a die hard fan of any author. I don't have a shred of loyalty towards my favorite authors, and I wear that attitude like a badge of honor. Most of the Dresden books I've read so far have scored well. Because of that, I believe that Jim Butcher doesn't need to punch above his weight to write a damn good book. He is frighteningly talented. So what happened here? I'm not alone in finding Proven Guilty a mediocre b [...]

  • David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party

    If the charge is writing one of the best Harry Dresden novels yet, then Jim Butcher has just been Proven Guilty!As a practicing wizard, Harry Dresden has always been troubled by the methods of his bosses in the White Council. But since becoming a Warden and witnessing the Council's methods firsthandw he's outright disgusted by them! When someone is caught practicing black magic, rather then considering rehabilitation for the practitioner, the Council prefers to simply cut the dark wizard off at [...]

  • Steven

    Reread with the lobster

  • Lindsey Rey

    [4.5 Stars]Amazing start, even-more-amazing finish, but it definitely got dull in the middle so I couldn't give it a full 5 stars.

  • Angela

    Wonderful read. This series just gets better and better and I love how there are now so many secondary characters that get revolved between the various books. It makes the series that little bit more compelling as when you start the book you're not 100% sure who is going to be in it.It felt to me like there was a lot of foreshadowing in this one. Ultimately how powerful is Harry going to become?

  • Tosh

    I’m gonna say it againe series just keeps getting better! I know - told ya so’s are in order, but I have to tell you that those first few books weren’t all that convincing. Not that they were bad mind you, but I didn’t feel much for the characters other than a very shallow interest. Mostly, I kept reading to satisfy a mild curiosity to see how Harry would solve his next case - oh and I was being pressured by a longtime fan. Twisted my arm, she did.But now, these last few books I’ve bee [...]

  • Deborah Markus

    6 Super-Quick, New-Year's-Eve-And-I-Have-To-Finish-This-Year's-Reading-Challenge Reasons I Finally Gave A Harry Dresden Novel Five Flippin' Stars1. Harry eased way the heck up on the two things that always make me roll my eyes in Dresden File novels: the obligatory "People don't believe in the supernatural these days" speech (yeah, that happened), and the "Women are different from men and I'm a way nice guy for being extra-protective of women" scene.2. I was genuinely spooked by one scene, and t [...]

  • Will M.

    The audiobook version of this series is really good. Terrific narrator, and this novel almost made me give the book a 5 star rating, but it's still lacking a bit more. Can't wait to listen to the next novel, or maybe read it.

  • Israt Zaman Disha

    Comparing with the previous book of the series, I found it a little less thrilling. But I can make peace with that. Harry Dresden doesn't always need earth collapsing disasters or dangers. He is a mortal after all. Well whatever that was stake in this story was no less important to him. Overall a good story. But after the seventh book my expectation was bound to be high. So I am guessing my rating is a little biased. Maybe I would give it a 4 if I had not read the previous one.

  • William Thomas

    Jim Butcher is a creep. And not the cool kind of creep like Bukowski that you romanticize, but like Ezra from 'Pretty Little Liars' kind of creep. Seriously, Butcher, I'm not putting this one on Harry. The last few pages of this book made my skin crawl. Sexualizing an underage character and Harry blatantly lusting after her and beating himself up over it and trying to moralize it is just awful. But like I said, this isn't Harry. This is some weird thing Jim Butcher has going on in his head. Was [...]

  • Carolyn

    I love Harry Dresden and I love this series but this book felt like a bit of a filler. It didn't seem to move the overall story along very much and nothing new about Harry himself was revealed. The war against the Red Court of vampires and the White Council of wizards is still raging but it's mostly happening in the background and Harry is only peripherally involved. Instead Harry, now a Warden, is involved in tracking down whoever is using black magic to terrify and hurt people attending a horr [...]

  • Skylar Phelps

    Full Stars! And quite possibly my favorite of the series yet. Maybe. The quick action and standard Dresden episodical feel were sidelined a little bit, or at least that’s how I felt, as there was less of a clear cut villain to defeat and more of a sinister overarching conspiracy that Harry realizes he’s been thrown into and has to puzzle answers together piece by piece while still fighting with everything he’s got to protect his friends and the innocent people of Chicago.Proven Guilty is s [...]

  • Ashley

    September 2017 re-read: Most of this book is muchly good, but I do have one substantial complaint. But more on that later.As I re-read this series, I continue to enjoy it much more than I did the first time through. I'm not going to rehash why (combo of knowing all the characters now and where they end up, along with catching things I didn't the first time through). Just assume the same things I've said for books four through seven also apply here.Most of this book is spent with Harry adjusting [...]

  • Justyna

    This book is one of my favourite of Dresden Files. There are several books in the series that are better than Proven Guilty, but still, this one is quite strong and very enjoyable. Harry is now a part of the White Council and a Warden, and I really enjoyed seeing how he adjusted to his new role. After reading how he always got into troubles with the White Council, it was interesting to see him as a part of itt that he didn't get into trouble with them again;) But that wasn't really his fault. An [...]

  • Manju

    this book starts with Harry witnessing an execution of a black magic practitioner. Then he gets a warning about something dangerous is about to happen in Chicago. Harry has to find what is about to happen and stop it. if all that is not enough Molly Carpenter, his friend Michael’s daughter, ask him to come and bail out her friend. And thats where Harry finds himself in knee deep shit. Now these books in the series are at a point where I can not discuss the story without giving spoilers about p [...]

  • Becky

    Another great edition in this series. I'm terrible at writing reviews of in-progress series books, and I think I'm running out of ways to say that I love Harry Dresden, because I just finished this book and I'm completely at a loss as to what the heck to say about it. Except that I love Harry Dresden. But we knew that, didn't we? I did really enjoy coming back to Harry's world, and despite the 2 1/2 month gap between finishing Dead Beat and starting Proven Guilty, I picked up right where I left [...]

  • Richard

    6/10This was a disappointing entry after the outstanding last novel, Dead Beat (a series high), where the main plot didn't get its grips into me at all and it was only at the end where things went back to the usual high standards of the series.Don't get me wrong, this was business as usual in the Dresden world; fighting demonic factions, a humorous setting for grizzly murders, sexual tension with Harry and Murphy on the intimacy merry go round, Bob and Mouse for some light relief and heroic acti [...]

  • Jilly

    Sometimes I get tired of being the guy who is supposed to deal with un-deal-withable situations.(I just found another reason I like Harry - his penchant for making up his own words. That's totally my thing! I find that adding an -ness and -ish to words that shouldn't have them is helpful.)Anyway. In this exciting episode, Harry is assigned to find out information from the Fae courts, who is practicing black magic, and catch the person or thing responsible for sending out creepy monsters that loo [...]

  • C.W.

    Just a whole lot of fun, and though not quite as good as the one before it, still pushing the series forward into some interesting new territory. Can't wait to see how the consequences of what happened in this one effects what comes next.

  • Michael

    The eighth novel in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files centers around scary things happening at a horror covention--and no, I don't just mean the con-funk from devotees who don't bathe for several days. Harry is pulled into an investigation of strange monsters attacking people around town, all of it centering at the local horror convention. The setting allows Butcher to lovingly poke fun at fan conventions but also to pay homage to them. Before you know it, Harry's on the track of greater conspiracies [...]

  • Duchess Nicole

    5 Stars!I've enjoyed every single Dresden Files book that I've listened to so far. There's so much to be said for the voice of James Marsters continuing to do the voice of Harry. Heis my Harry Dresden now, and I don't think reading this series would give me the same feel as the audio has done. Each book gets better and better, and this is my first five star read of the series.The White Council and Harry, while both supposedly batting for the same team, have always butted heads. Harry's unconvent [...]

  • David Sven

    I'm guessing anyone who's gotten to book 8 of this series is already a hard core Dresden fan and it gets harder to criticize the small stuff. I mean, it's got Harry Dresden in it - and James Marster is the narrator. Nuff said. But compared to the last book this fell a little flat for me.I think part of it is that there is no real antagonist/arch enemy in the plot. Sure, there is a lot of bad stuff happening. There's black magic in town and as a Regional Commander in the Wardens it's Harry's job [...]

  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)

    The horror convention setting was great fun, and I enjoyed watching Harry adjust to his new role as Warden because doing the right thing, and enforcing the laws of magic aren't always synonymous, and a bit of tough love ensues. Charity opened up some as a character which brought on a few interesting new developments, although whether Molly Carpenter will add any value to this universe is still up in the air. I see potential, but another male Urban Fantasy author whom I'm a fan of attempted somet [...]

  • Shawnie

    I loved getting to know Charity better in this episode. She is a badass momma when one of her kids is in danger.

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  • Rob

    Executive Summary: While not as good as the previous book, Dead Beat, it's still another enjoyable entry to the series.Audio book: Nothing of particular note in this novel. There weren't any stand out voices/characters worth mentioning. James Marsters does a great job with the audio, and seems really comfortable with the series now.Full ReviewNOTE: This review contains some (mostly minor) spoilers from previous novels, as it's hard to talk about the later books in the series without proper conte [...]

  • ~Dani~ LazyTurtle's Books

    Harry Dresden is back and this time monsters from horror moving are leaping from the screens and killing innocent people. Yet again, Harry needs to find the bad guy and stop the chaos from continuing. Not to mention all the other crazy situations he has to deal with, like a vampire war, and a fallen angel in his head.Jim Butcher brings it back with a series that you would think would get stale after 8 books but this series just keeps chugging along. The weight of the situations and fights that D [...]

  • Theo A.

    My favourite book out of all of them. I always liked the series, but I never liked it more than now. Harry is pushed to the limit to fight and defend those he loves. The action was HARDER and FASTER than ever. You know Harry can't die actually you don't, because the series COULD continue with him being a ghost, or being stuck as some spirit in the never-never. And man could he be seriously maimed, just as he has been before.And now, he has an APPRENTICE, how exciting is that? This has to be the [...]

  • Victoria

    I know I've been crushing on the Dresden Files like some tween consumed by Bieber fever, but I gotta say that this series continues to travel the road from freaking fabulous to downright brilliant! Proven Guilty had me at hello. Srsly. Butcher keeps expanding Harry's universe in measured, dazzlingly smart and subtle ways, which allow the reader to ease into this fantastical world like someone shoving Alice aside to step directly through the looking glass. I'm such an admirer of the length and de [...]