Dr. Bartlesby was a visiting professor at the Field Museum of Natural History. He appears in Dead Beat.


Dr. Bartlesby was found murdered at the Field Museum. There is a police investigation ongoing when Harry Dresden arrives following his own clues: magical hot spots.[1]

Dresden listens in one talking with the museums' security man.

Dr. Bartlesby's was a visiting professor doing a details examination of the Kahokian artifacts, a traveling exhibit. He had two assistants: Alicia Nelson and Li Xian, apparently graduate students according the the Field Museum's security man being interviewed by police officer Henry Rawlins investigating Dr. Bartlesby murder.[1]


The Field Museum's security man described him as "Crotchety", and no one liked him very much, but not enough to kill him.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dead Beat, ch. 13