Wicked Monmouth County

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During the early twentieth century, Monmouth County saw more than its fair share of crime, conspiracy and corruption. In the midst of the Prohibition and Great Depression Eras, Detectives Jacob Rue, William Mustoe ("the man who could make a horse talk") and Harry Crook investigated, and sometimes participated in, much illegal activity. The careers of these fascinating men included investigations of brutal murders, ruthless gangsters, an attempted cyanide poisoning, the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby and a search for a vicious escaped leopard. From burglaries and bootleggers to speakeasies and swindlers, join historian George Joynson as he uncovers some of the county's seediest stories.
ISBN: 9781596299979
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: Wicked
Images: 68
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
George Joynson is an alumnus of Bryant University of Smithfield, Rhode Island, and received his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. Currently he is president of Holmdel Historical Society and serves as historian for Holmdel Township. An avid professional genealogy researcher, Joynson can be reached at gj@gjoynson.com.
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