While in the States, I was introduced to a TV series called The Dresden Files – I saw the first episode, which amused me enough that I bought the series on DVD when I got home, and it is on my to-watch pile.
In the meantime, I tried the original novels, by Jim Butcher, and I am hooked. I’ve just finished the fifth book in the series, and am about to start number six. There are 13 so far, so I still have a way to go. I intend to take a break after number six, partly because I have other stuff to read, but also because these are nice light reading, so I want to save a few for when I need that kind of book.
I probably read as many crime and mystery novels as science fiction & fantasy, which is why I think I am enjoying these books so much. The first person narrative is stereotypically pulp detective in form, and the books come over as a cross between Michael Connelly and Stephen King. They are also very funny in parts (intentionally so, I hasten to add).
Well worth a look. Each novel is more or less self contained, but there is a story arc, so I would suggest folk start with Storm Front, the first in the series.