Hex Author:Arthur H. Lewis "The weirdest and most curiously fascinating trial in the history of modern jurisprudence." -Philadelphia Record — "One of history's most incredible murder cases." -Philadelphia Inquirer — "Pick up HEX and settle yourself down for a bewitching session of truth-is-stranger-than-fiction reading... not always pretty but totally fascinating." -United ... more »Press International
On November 28, 1929, at one minute past midnight, in a sparsely settled area of York County, Pennsylvania, Nelson Rehmeyer, self-proclaimed witch, was bludgeoned to death. Two days later his body was discovered and the murderers apprehended.
In their confessions, the accused left no doubt that their belief in witchcraft had led to the murder. They stated flatly that they were justified in killing him when he refused to give up a lock of hair and his copy of the witches' bible, needed to remove the curse.
In these pages, Arthur H. Lewis tells the whole fascinating story of Rehmeyer's murder and the ensuing trial. And he presents us with startling evidence that witchcraft is being practiced, even today, throughout the Pennsylvania Dutch country.« less