Joseph David Cress is an award-winning journalist with twenty years of full-time newspaper experience. For twelve years, he has worked as a staff reporter with the Sentinel in Carlisle. Murder & Mayhem in York County is his third book with The History Press. Previous works include Remembering Carlisle: Tales from the Cumberland Valley and Murder & Mayhem in Cumberland County. Cress lives in York, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Stacey, dogs Dottie and Rosco and cats Chewie and Boone.
Murder and Mayhem in York Countyby Joseph David Cress
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The unsolved 1878 murder of a young woman walking home from Hanover and a lethal 1909 love triangle in Chanceford Township that led to murder by strychnine are but two incidents in York County's history of deadly deeds and misdoings. While the 1969 York Race Riots are the most infamous instance of mayhem in the county, the strangest is perhaps the Hex Murder that left a North Hopewell Township powwow doctor--a practitioner of the local folk magic--dead at the hands of those trying to lift a curse. Follow author Joseph David Cress on the lonely country roads and harsh city streets as he goes on the trail of the body snatchers, hooligans and black widows of York County, Pennsylvania.
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