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This article is for the character killed in White Night. For other uses, see Raith.

Madrigal Raith is a White Court vampire, and member of House Raith. He first appeared in Proven Guilty.


Slim, handsome, dark-haired and pale,[1] Madrigal 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] Though not violent, his hatred of Harry Dresden appears to override this characteristic (?).

In the seriesEdit

Proven GuiltyEdit

Main article: Proven Guilty

In Proven Guilty, using his identity as Darby Crane, he works as a producer and director of horror films; 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 Harry, and attempted to sell him on eBay to Dresden's enemies. The highest bidder was Arianna Ortega.[2]

White NightEdit

Main article: White Night

In White Night, Madrigal teamed with Vittorio Malvora in a plot to undermine the White Council by killing women practitioners and thinning, or culling, their numbers. This was all part of a power play to take control of the White Court from House Raith. He made a mistake in killing one of the women, Jessica Blanche, via House Raith methods (lust), thereby drawing Harry's attention to more than one killer.[4]  

Madrigal died during his duel with Harry Dresden and Carlos Ramirez.[5]  


  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

See alsoEdit