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Madrigal Raith is a White Court vampire, and member of House Raith. He is first mentioned in Blood Rites.


Slim, handsome, dark-haired and pale,[1] Madrigal Raith is the fraternal twin of Madeline Raith, and a cousin of Lara and Thomas Raith.[2][1] Madrigal has had contact with House Malvora, and like them started to feed on fear instead of lust.[2]

In the series[]

Blood Rites[]

In Blood Rites,

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Proven Guilty[]

In Proven Guilty, using his identity as Darby Crane, he works as a producer and director of horror movies; a named work of his is the film Harvest.[3] He attended the horror convention SplatterCon!!! as a guest of honor.[3] He kidnapped Harry Dresden and Detective Henry Rawlins with him. He shot Rawlins in the foot while chained to a wall and used thorn manacles on Dresden, and attempted to sell him on eBay to Dresden's enemies. The highest bidder was Arianna Ortega.[2]

White Night[]

In White Night, in a bid to take control of the White Court from House Raith, Raith teams with Vittorio Malvora in a plot to undermine the White Council by killing women practitioners and thinning, or culling, their numbers. He makes a mistake in killing one of the women, Jessica Blanche, via House Raith methods (lust), thereby drawing Dresden's attention to the possibility of more than one killer.[4]  

Raith dies in a duel with Dresden and Carlos Ramirez.[5]  

"Wild Card"[]

In "Wild Card", his relation with Vittorio Malvora is mentioned as exposing Lara Raith's weak position in the White Court at the time.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 White Night, ch. 22
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Proven Guilty, ch. 28
  3. 3.0 3.1 Proven Guilty, ch. 09
  4. White Night, ch. 30
  5. White Night, ch. 38
  6. "Wild Card"

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