Dresden Files

Madge Shelly is a porn actress, with the stage name Elizabeth Guns‎. She first appears in Blood Rites.


Madge Shelly is one of Arturo Genosa's three ex-wives. Shelly is also one of the Streghe that Genosa hires Harry Dresden to stop sending the entropy curse killing off people on Genosa's film set.[1]

Dresden describes her as a pretty woman around her mid-forties. She's about five-foot six, with dark brown hair held up by a couple of chopsticks and the curves of a WWII pin-up girl.[1] She is also described as a disciplined businesswoman.[2]

In the series[]

Blood Rites[]

In Blood Rites, she was the first wife of Arturo Genosa, but they divorced.[1]

Harry Dresden first meets Shelly at a soirée in her apartment for Genosa's film crew. She invested in the current film and claims that she's keeping an eye on him to make sure he doesn't throw the money away.[3][1]

Shelly sacrifices Lucille Delarossa, Genosa's second ex-wife, for the entropy curse that killed Emma.[4]

Shelly performs a ritual in Lord Raith's cave, and under his leadership, intending to sacrifice Thomas Raith to kill Dresden. It's Lord Raith's intention to rid himself of Margaret LeFay's death curse by killing both of her sons in the ritual that Shelly is performing.[4] Shelly's ritual calls up He Who Walks Behind, who kills her upon gaining form.[5]

White Night[]

In White Night,

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Blood Rites, ch. 4
  2. White Night, ch. 40
  3. Blood Rites, ch. 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 Blood Rites, ch. 40
  5. Blood Rites, ch. 41

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