Former Detroit News staffer Dybis has written multiple books about the area, including The Ford-Wyoming Drive In: Cars, Candy, and Canoodling in the Motor City (2014); Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit’s Best Chip (2015); The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres and Detroit’s Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery (2017); and Secret Detroit: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure (2018).