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Dead Beat

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Dead Beat

By Jim Butcher

Roc, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451460912, 435pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2006

Description

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.



About the Author
A martial arts enthusiast whose resume includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives with his wife, his son and a ferocious guard dog.


Praise For Dead Beat

“The wildest, strangest, best Dresden adventure to date....Butcher’s blending of modern fantasy with classic noir sensibilities ensures that there’s never a dull moment.”—SF Site



“A fun romp with a rousing final battle that shouldn’t be missed.”—Locus



“Offbeat humor, a hard-boiled style, and rich detail.”—Library Journal (starred review)