Dresden Files Ser.: Storm Front 1 by Jim Butcher (2000, Paperback)
For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seei...
Pros: Adventure, Harry, Madam Bianca, Bob the Skull
Cons: The clue was dropped early but that wasn't a big issue for me.