Books about Urban Fantasy

  1. Moon Over Soho

    by Ben Aaronovitch
    A supernatural detective story set in London, exploring the mysterious powers of music.

    Following the events of, Rivers of London, Police Constable and apprentice wizard Peter Grant is called in to help investigate the brutal murder of a journalist in the downstairs toilet of the ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Dead Heat

    by Patricia Briggs
    A werewolf and a vampire team up to investigate a mysterious disappearance in a small town.

    For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal–or at least it starts out that ... (Goodreads)

  3. Magic Bites

    by Ilona Andrews
    A female private investigator hunts monsters while searching for answers about her mysterious past.

    Ilona Andrews invites you to experience the first novel in the #1, New York Times, bestselling series featuring the intriguing fantasy world of mercenary Kate Daniels… When the magic is up, rogue ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. Magic Burns

    by Ilona Andrews
    A female mercenary must confront her past while protecting a mysterious girl from supernatural forces.

    Down in Atlanta, tempers – and temperatures – are about to flare… As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels has seen her share of occupational hazards. Normally, waves of ... (Goodreads)

  5. A Local Habitation

    by Seanan McGuire
    A private investigator is sent to a fairy kingdom to investigate a computer virus. But things are not as they seem.

    October "Toby" Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man. Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a person through a mere ... (Goodreads)

  6. Broken Monsters

    by Lauren Beukes
    A detective investigates a series of gruesome murders in Detroit, uncovering a dark and twisted world of art and obsession.

    A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes's genre-bending novel of suspense. Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one ... (Barnes & Noble)

  7. Burn for Me

    by Ilona Andrews
    A young woman discovers her hidden powers and embarks on an action-packed quest to save her city from a powerful enemy.

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand-new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. Storm Front

    by Jim Butcher
    A wizard detective investigates a mysterious magical murder in modern Chicago.

    Dresden is hired by a Monica Sells to find her husband Victor Sells, an amateur magician who has been acting oddly. Later that day, he gets a call from Lieutenant Karrin Murphy, director of the ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Skin Trade

    by Laurell K. Hamilton
    Anita Blake, vampire hunter and necromancer, investigates a series of brutal murders in the supernatural community.

    Vittorio has resurfaced in Las Vegas. Anita receives a head of one of the officers in Las Vegas, and sets out to pursue this vampire serial killer. Anita is joined by Edward (aka Ted Forrester), ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Dead Witch Walking

    by Kim Harrison
    A dark urban fantasy about a witch's fight for survival in a world of humans, demons and vampires.

    All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party... and to feed. Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond ... (Goodreads)

  11. Magic Slays

    by Ilona Andrews
    A mage must take a stand against a powerful necromancer and her dangerous minions.

    Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job. Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep ... (Goodreads)

  12. Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 7

    by Sui Ishida

    “カネキくんには もう会えないと思ったほうがいい” 芳村から衝撃の発言を受けてカネキ救出のために“11区”へ向かうことを決意した「あんていく」の面々。 一方、激化する「アオギリの樹」と〔CCG〕の抗争を余所に、ヤモリに拘束されたカネキ。そこに、この世のものとは思えない残酷な仕打ちが待ち構えていた──! ... (Goodreads)

  13. Foxglove Summer

    by Ben Aaronovitch
    A mystery/fantasy novel about a London policeman investigating strange events in a rural village.

    The protagonist Peter Grant is left shaken by the developments at the end of the previous book , the sudden betrayal and defection by a highly valued colleague to whom Grant also had a strong ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Glass Houses

    by Rachel Caine
    A young woman must confront mysterious forces and her own dark past to save her city from destruction.

    The first in the award winning series, Glass Houses is about college freshman, Claire Danvers who has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Bloodsucking Fiends

    by Christopher Moore
    A humorous take on a vampire's life, as he navigates the modern world.

    Jody, a young, single, red-headed woman living in San Francisco, is attacked by a vampire and soon finds that she has become one herself. While attempting to adjust to her new nocturnal lifestyle, ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Grave Peril

    by Jim Butcher
    Wizard Harry Dresden must protect Chicago from a powerful and malevolent supernatural force.

    Dresden and Michael Carpenter , a Knight of the Cross , try to track down a bewildered but dangerous ghost in Cook County Hospital, are nearly ensnared by Dresden's faerie godmother the Leanansidhe , ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Kill City Blues

    by Richard Kadrey
    James Stark, a supernatural hitman, returns to LA to find the lost soul of his friend. He must navigate the dangerous underworld of Kill City to save him.

    New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey’s fifth Sandman Slim adventure. James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. Rivers of London

    by Ben Aaronovitch
    A rookie police constable is thrust into a world of magic and monsters that lurk beneath London.

    The novel centres on the adventures of Peter Grant, a young officer in the Metropolitan Police ; who, following an unexpected encounter with a ghost, is recruited into the small branch of the Met ... (Wikipedia)

  19. White Night

    by Jim Butcher
    Wizard private investigator Harry Dresden investigates a magical murder in Chicago.

    A year after the events in, Proven Guilty, , Dresden is called by Murphy to the scene of an apparent suicide, and senses the victim is a magical practitioner. After investigating another victim, ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Industrial Magic

    by Kelley Armstrong
    An urban fantasy of a witch navigating a dark underworld of supernatural forces.

    The story starts with the attack upon Dana MacArthur, daughter of a Cabal employee. Dismayed by her inability to persuade other witches to form a new coven because of their disapproval of her ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Whispers Under Ground

    by Ben Aaronovitch
    A detective is tasked with solving a mysterious murder in the London Underground.

    Constables Peter Grant and Lesley May, and Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale form the magical branch of the Metropolitan Police . Grant is called in for a murder investigation at the Baker ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Something from the Nightside

    by Simon R. Green
    Detective uncovers the secrets of a mysterious and dangerous world, hidden in the shadows of London.

    John Taylor is not a private detective per se , but he has a knack for finding lost things. That's why he's been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London ... (Goodreads)

  23. Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere

    by Mike Carey
    A journey of magical realism through the hidden world of London Below.

    Graphic adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere collects all nine issues of the Vertigo maxiseries. An ordinary Londoner stops to help an enigmatic girl and joins a battle to save the strange ... (Goodreads)

  24. Succubus Blues

    by Richelle Mead
    Urban Fantasy novel about a Seattle-based succubus navigating the supernatural world.

    When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Hanging Tree

    by Ben Aaronovitch
    An adventure through the magical underworld of London, uncovering secrets and conspiracies.

    The previous book's adventure in Herefordshire left the protagonist Peter Grant deeply involved in a relationship with Beverley Brook, the resourceful young woman who had saved him from captivity by ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Fell

    by Warren Ellis
    A detective investigates a small town where people are mysteriously falling from the sky. Dark, gritty and suspenseful.

    Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police investigations department numbers three and a half people (one detective has no ... (Goodreads)

  27. Magic Rises

    by Ilona Andrews
    A supernatural investigator must protect a city from a powerful and mysterious enemy.

    Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost. Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a ... (Goodreads)

  28. Hellblazer: Original Sins

    by Jamie Delano
    A supernatural detective story set in the dark and gritty world of London.

    John Constantine is an unconcerned, somewhat amoral occultist with a British working-class background. He's a hero, of sorts, who manages to come out on top through a combination of luck, trickery, ... (Goodreads)

  29. Spider's Bite

    by Jennifer Estep
    Gin Blanco, an assassin known as the Spider, seeks revenge against the powerful underworld figure who killed her family.

    Follow Gin Blanco, a kick-butt female assassin who moonlights at a BBQ joint in Tennessee, as she searches for the person who double-crossed her in this heart-pounding and fresh paranormal romance ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead

    by Kim Harrison
    A witch-bounty hunter's mission to save humanity from a vampire onslaught.

    Rachel Morgan, sexy witch, independent bounty hunter, prowls the downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night. She can handle leather-clad vamps and a cunning demon or two. But a serial ... (Goodreads)

  31. Some Girls Bite

    by Chloe Neill
    A young woman discovers she is a vampire and must navigate a hidden supernatural world.

    They killed me. They healed me. They changed me. Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only ... (Goodreads)

  32. Blood Cross

    by Faith Hunter
    Vampire hunter Jane Yellowrock is hired to investigate a series of murders in New Orleans, but the case becomes personal when her friend is targeted.

    Jane Yellowrock is back on the prowl against the children of the night... The vampire council has hired skinwalker Jane Yellowrock to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient ... (Goodreads)

  33. Hex and the City

    by Simon R. Green
    A private detective's magical mission to save the citizens of London from a powerful supernatural force.

    Lady Luck has hired John Taylor to investigate the origins of the Nightside–the dark heart of London where it's always 3 A.M. But when he starts to uncover facts about his long-vanished mother, the ... (Goodreads)

  34. Drink Deep

    by Chloe Neill
    Merit, a vampire, faces challenges as the new head of Cadogan House while dealing with supernatural politics and personal relationships.

    "A strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake." (,Library Journal,) Clouds are brewing over ... (Barnes & Noble)

  35. Biting Cold

    by Chloe Neill
    Merit and Ethan face a new enemy as Chicago is hit by a deadly wave of cold. They must fight to save their city and their love.

    In book six of the Chicagoland Vampires series, twenty-eight-year old vampire Merit is on the hunt, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could leash catastrophic ... (Goodreads)

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