This isn't so much a book review as it is a review of a series of books. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher tells the stories of the only wizard you'll find in the yellow pages. Harry Dresden, the detective wizard, works with Chicago Police head of Special Investigations Lt. Murphy. Together, they fight vampires, werewolves, creatures of Faerie and demons. Harry also has to deal with the White Council -- the governing body of wizards who do not trust Harry because he has a bit of a history with dark magic. However, Harry is not evil and does all he can to protect those in need by using his special powers.
Now, Harry isn't just a wizard, but is also a sexy, witty and somewhat moody man. It's like Harry Potter for adults -- Harry Potter mixed with a noir detective on the dark streets of Chicago.
No books I have read in recent memory have made me laugh this much. My roommate and friends make fun of me for giggling under my breath or, for that matter, laughing out loud. Lines like, "You stay here, get some rest. And, if a big furry monster comes in and sits on your chest, that's my cat." said after a demon attack made me giggle and his ability to look death in the face with a grim smirk makes me laugh. There's also an disembodied spirit of intelligence who is... well, let's just say he's a very horny spirit who gets paid in romance novels.
If you like detective/mystery books, or if you like fantasy books, then I would recommend the Dresden Files to you.
You can also watch SciFi's "The Dresden Files" and get some kind of idea what the books are like. However, please keep in mind that the tv show is quite a bit different from the books, and is not, in my opinion, quite as good, but is still very enjoyable. Paul Blackthorne does a great job as Harry, and though it isn't as good as the books, by the end of the season it was showing great promise. If SciFi brings it back for a second season, I think it will be amazing.