Dresden Files

Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, gets down to business investigating paranormal crime in this #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series that blends magic, mystery, and mayhem.

The Dresden Files will continue – an estimated 25 books, including the Big Apocalyptic capstone Trilogy.

Dresden Files consists of seventeen primary books, and includes five additional books that complement the series but are not considered mandatory reads, and the series is set to expand with the upcoming release of two more books. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.


Related series The Dresden Files (omnibus editions)
Related series The Dresden Files (graphic novels)

Updated January 6, 2023




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Speculative Fiction Books

(Dresden Files #1 / 19)
2000 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #2 / 19)
2001 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #3 / 19)
2001 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #4 / 19)
2002 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #5 / 19)
2003 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #6 / 19)
2004 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #7 / 19)
2005 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #8 / 19)
2006 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #9 / 19)
2007 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #10 / 19)
2008 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #10.4 / 19)
2008 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #11 / 19)
2009 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #12 / 19)
2010 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #12.5 / 19)
2010 | fantasy, urban fantasy, short stories
(Dresden Files #13 / 19)
2011 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #14 / 19)
2012 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #15 / 19)
2014 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #15.1 / 19)
2018 | fantasy, urban fantasy, short stories
(Dresden Files #15.5 / 19)
2015 | fantasy, urban fantasy, short stories
(Dresden Files #16 / 19)
2020 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #17 / 19)
2020 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #17.5 / 19)
2022 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #18 / 19)
2024 | fantasy, urban fantasy | Release date 2024
(Dresden Files #19 / 19)
2026 | fantasy, urban fantasy | Release date TBA