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The Witch of Delray - Rose Veres & Detroit's Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery - cover

The Witch of Delray - Rose Veres & Detroit's Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery

Karen Dybis

Publisher: The History Press

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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.
Available since: 10/30/2017.
Print length: 131 pages.

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