In the series Edit
- Main article: Dead Beat
In Dead Beat, Corpsetaker, posing as Alicia Nelson murders an anthropologist, Dr. Bartlesby, at the Field Museum of Natural History with the aid of her ghoul assistant, Li Xian. Bartleby's body was taken to the Forensic Institute. Waldo Butters takes a look at him for Harry Dresden and describes the extensive and hideious wounds on his body. The damage to his internal organs leads Dresden to believe, or guess, that the murder may have partly invovled anthropomancy.