Are there any good crime series that are based in as fictional of worlds as Harry Potter? One of the main reasons I enjoy crime fiction is the realism, but I have friends who are fantasy nuts. Just wondering if the two ever meet in the same book effectively? Are there any "wizard" detective stories out there?
I've only watched the first film. It was all right; it was entertaining anyway. I'm personally not into the series, but I would rather watch the film than read the book since that would make it a shorter experience.
A lot of urban fantasy blends detective and fantasy elements. Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series, Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series, and Randall Garrett's Lord Darcy series are among my favorites.
Ideally, it would be best to tie in your discussion item to crime fiction, especially if you're a fairly new member. While it's perfectly normal for people to have interests other than crime fiction, this site is all about it.
Personally, I think Harry Potter novels are mysteries in a fantasy disguise.