This article is for Dr. Bartlesby's assistant. For Molly Carpenter's sister, see Alicia Carpenter.

Alicia Nelson is a human female, assistant to Dr. Bartlesby,[1] She first appears in Dead Beat.


According to the newspaper photo that CPD officer Henry Rawlins gives to Harry Dresden, Alicia Nelson was Dr. Bartlesby's assistant and her co-assistant is Li Xian.[1] When Dresden sees them in person for the first time at the Forensic Institute, he realizes that Li Xian is a ghoul and he listens her call him "my lord".[2]

It's revealed that she is Capiorcorpus, the Corpsetaker.[3]


About 5'6" and "pleasantly pretty", dressed in sandals, a simple blue sundress, and a wool jacket. She has a bob cut of curly brown hair.[2]


The body of Alicia Nelson had been stolen, or occupied, by Corpsetaker and is the one that Anastasia Luccio ended up getting when Corpsetaker forced her out of her own body. Just prior to this, Luccio had stabbed this body with her sword during their sword fight and that's when the Corpsetaker switched bodies.[4] Waldo Butters tended to her wounds and they turned out not as fatal as Luccio originally believed.[5] But the psychic wounds are longer lasting. Luccio still has dreams and nightmares of the original owner of the body. She also has some of her powers lessened, such as her ability to make the Warden swords.[6] And, Luccio was made vulnerble to Samuel Peabody's psychic manipulations and used as a weapon against the White Council, and Harry Dresden.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dead Beat, ch. 13
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dead Beat, ch. 14
  3. Dead Beat, ch. 17
  4. Dead Beat, ch. 39-40
  5. Dead Beat, ch. 43
  6. White Night, ch. 22
  7. Turn Coat, ch. 49

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