The Witch of Delray

Rose Veres & Detroit's Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery
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Author(s): Karen Dybis
Original Publish Date: Oct 30, 2017
Product Number: EB00741056
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781439663172
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Description

An immigrant woman and her son are accused of murder and witchcraft in this powerful true crime story of corruption in 1930s Detroit. In 1931, the tensions of the Great Depression took hold of Detroit at every level—even spilling over into the investigation of a mysterious murder at the Delray boardinghouse. Amid accusations of witchcraft, Hungarian immigrant Rose Veres 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. Following the twists and turns of this shocking story, The Witch of Delray explores the tumultuous 1930s in a city notorious for corruption and reveals the truth of Detroit's own Hex Woman.

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