Murder & Mayhem in the Highlands: Historic Crimes of the Jersey Shore

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Visitors gazing out over the Highlands of coastal New Jersey might never guess that these rolling hills have been a stage for mankind s darkest deeds. In his thrilling new book, Murder & Mayhem in the Highlands, John King shines a spotlight on the region s violent history of kidnapping, murder, smuggling and extortion. From axe-wielding lunatics to killers who leave calling cards, King presents each case with the care of a criminal investigator, including details from coroners reports and witness testimonies. In this sensational and gripping read, uncover the gritty history of the Highlands, where a suspicious death usually meant foul play and staying in a hotel might cost you your life.
ISBN: 9781596295988
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Images: 34
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John P. King is a former Red Bank Regional High School teacher of Latin and French. Since 1995, he has been researching and writing about the history of Highlands, New Jersey, almost exclusively. King and his wife of thirty-eight years, Helen, ran a bed-and-breakfast for a number of years from their historically important old home, which inspired his interest in all aspects of the history of Highlands. Over the years, he has contributed a large number of historical vignette, style articles to local papers and has written or edited some half-dozen history books on Highlands. Currently, King is in the final revision of a historical novel set in Highlands during the Revolutionary War and the early nineteenth century. He can be contacted at
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