The Witch of Delray (Paperback)

Rose Veres & Detroit's Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery (True Crime)

By Karen Dybis

History Press, 9781467137546, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2017

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Hardcover (10/30/2017)

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Detroit was full of stark contrasts in 1931. Political scandals, rumrunners and mobs lurked in the shadows of the city�s soaring architecture and industrious population. As the Great Depression began to take hold, tensions grew, spilling over into the investigation of a mysterious murder at the boardinghouse of Hungarian immigrant Rose Veres. Amid accusations of witchcraft, Rose and her son Bill were convicted of the brutal killing and suspected in a dozen more. Their cries of innocence went unheeded�until one lawyer, determined to seek justice, took on the case. Author Karen Dybis follows the twists and turns of this shocking story, revealing the truth of Detroit�s own Hex Woman.

About the Author

Karen Dybis, a former Detroit News reporter and longtime Metro Detroit freelance writer, is the author of The Ford-Wyoming Drive-In: Cars, Candy and Canoodling in the Motor City and Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit's Best Chip.