Richard Boughton,[1][2] more commonly known as Rich or later Rick, later still Dick, is Karrin Murphy's second ex-husband. He first appears in Blood Rites.


Rich is Karrin Murphy's second ex-husband and current brother-in-law.[3] He is an FBI agent currently stationed in Chicago.[4] He used to be stationed in New Orleans till he married Lisa Murphy.[3]

He does his job by the book, and does not like working with civilians. Karrin Murphy thinks he's an asshole.[5] He was partnered to Detective Greene on the SplatterCon!!! case.[4] He hates the nickname "Dick".[5]

He's currently married to Lisa Murphy, Karrin Murphy's younger sister, which he met when he arrested her at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Marion Murphy likes him.[3]

In the seriesEdit

Blood RitesEdit

Main article: Blood Rites

In Blood Rites, Karrin Murphy learns that Rich is engaged to be married to her little sister, Lisa Murphy. Karrin is not happy about it. He is a cop in New Orleans and he is getting transferred to the Chicago FBI. Karrin's mother, Marion Murphy, always liked him.[3]

Proven GuiltyEdit

Main article: Proven Guilty

By Proven Guilty, he is called Rick. As an FBI agent, he is called in on the SplatterCon!!! case by Detective Greene. He is in the room when Det. Greene is illegally interrogating Molly Carpenter. Rick seems genuinely surprised when Dresden reveals that Molly is a juvenile and Greene doesn't have parental permission.[4]

Ghost StoryEdit

Main article: Ghost Story

In Ghost Story, Dresden suggests that Murphy ask Dick for help getting information regarding Dresden's murder case: access to TSA video records, security cameras and other things Murphy can't access any longer.[5]


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