Jim Butcher is an American author who is best known for his fantasy and sci-fi novels. He is the author of The Dresden Files and Codex Alera series. His wife Shannon K. Butcher is also an author.

Butcher’s influences include J.R.R. Tolkien, Lloyd Alexander and C.S. Lewis – names that any self-respecting fantasy novelist should be more than well-aware of. After many years of trying but unable to make any waves in the industry, he finally got his break and got published in 2000 with Storm Front. Below is a list of Jim Butcher’s novels to date, in order of when they were released in their original form:

Publication Order of The Dresden Files Books

Storm Front (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fool Moon (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grave Peril (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer Knight (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Masks (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Rites (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Beat (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Proven Guilty (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Night (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Small Favor (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Turn Coat (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Changes (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Story (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Days (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skin Game (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peace Talks (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Battle Ground (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dresden Files Collections

Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Working for Bigfoot (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brief Cases (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Codex Alera Books

Furies of Calderon (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Academ's Fury (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cursor's Fury (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Captain's Fury (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Princep's Fury (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
First Lord's Fury (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Cinder Spires Books

The Aeronaut's Windlass (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Olympian Affair has not yet been released and may never be.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Dresden Files Graphic Novels

Welcome to the Jungle (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Backup (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Storm Front, Vol. 1: The Gathering Storm (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Storm Front, Vol. 2: Maelstrom (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fool Moon, Vol. 1 (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fool Moon, Vol. 2 (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghoul Goblin (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
War Cry (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down Town (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Card (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dog Men (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Unfettered Books

Unfettered II: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy (With: Brandon Sanderson,Charlaine Harris,Terry Brooks,Naomi Novik,David Farland,Rachel Caine,Seanan McGuire,Scott Sigler,,Bradley P. Beaulieu,Michael J. Sullivan,Django Wexler,,Shawn Speakman,MarkLawrence,Anthony Ryan,Sarah Beth Durst) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy (By: Megan Lindholm,Carrie Vaughn,Tad Williams,Brandon Sanderson,Brian Herbert,Robert Jordan,Terry Brooks,,Naomi Novik,Kevin J. Anderson,Delilah S. Dawson,Seanan McGuire,Scott Sigler,,,Lev Grossman,,Shawn Speakman,John Gwynne,,MarkLawrence,,,Anna Smith Spark,Katherine Arden) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Vampire Files Books

Lifeblood (By: P.N. Elrod) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodlist (By: P.N. Elrod) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodcircle (By: P.N. Elrod) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Art in the Blood (By: P.N. Elrod) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire in the Blood (By: P.N. Elrod) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood on the Water (By: P.N. Elrod) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Chill in the Blood (By: P.N. Elrod) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Sleep (By: P.N. Elrod) (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady Crymsyn (By: P.N. Elrod) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Streets (By: P.N. Elrod) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Song in the Dark (By: P.N. Elrod) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Many Bloody Returns (With: Carolyn Haines,Kelley Armstrong,Charlaine Harris,Bill Crider,Sandra Burr,,,Elaine Viets,Rachel Caine,Toni L.P. Kelner,Christopher Golden,Jeanne C. Stein,Tanya Huff,P.N. Elrod) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil You Know (By: P.N. Elrod) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Road Rising (By: P.N. Elrod) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Blood Lite(2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mean Streets(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Brew(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark and Stormy Knights(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Songs of Love and Death(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hex Appeal(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous Women(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magic City: Recent Spells(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Pale: A Fantasy Anthology(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unbound: Tales By Masters of Fantasy(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadowed Souls(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The graphic novel Ghoul Goblin was written by Mark Powers, based on Butcher’s work.

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9 Responses to “Order of Jim Butcher Books”

  1. charley: 4 months ago

    WHEN (APPROX) WILL THE NEXT HARRY ADVENTURE BE RELEASED? MY NEPHEW SAYS THERE WILL BE 2 BOOKS AND HARRY GOES ON HIS WELL EARNED VACATION, IS THIS TRUE?
    THANKS

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    • Graeme: 4 months ago

      Last I heard, book #18 will be called “Twelve Months” and “Mirror Mirror” will be book #19. Unfortunately no release dates have been announced yet.

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  2. EricBagai: 2 years ago

    Fun, though almost “young adult” material.

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  3. Nige Palmer: 4 years ago

    There is no discussion I just wanna know what Harry Molly and Murphy are doing.

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  4. Telfer Crichton: 6 years ago

    And could this be fixed. Ghost Story has been redone, so what about Turn Coat – kind of an important case book in the overall story.

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  5. Telfer Crichton: 6 years ago

    Can anyone tell me why Turn Coat is not available as an audiobook on ITunes?

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  6. bunneh0130: 8 years ago

    has anyone heard when the next dresden book is slated for release?? (i believe this would be #16 tentatively titled “Skin Games”) many thanks!!

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  7. Sam Cangi: 8 years ago

    Jim is one of the best story tellers I’ve read. J.r. Tolkien, Stephen Donaldson, Steven King, I could go on, but it’s a comment. Read his stuff, time well spent

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  8. Gary: 8 years ago

    love the dresden series, GREAT books!!!

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