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Murder & Mayhem in the Highlands: Historic Crimes on the Jersey Shore (Murder & Mayhem)

3.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
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 ca ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by History Press (SC)
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Despite being a fairly avid reader of true crime, it turned out that I was only familiar with one of the incidences outlined in this small, but quite interesting book.

The various stories about real (in all but one case) murders which took place in the last few hundred years in the Jersey Highlands area were each interesting in their own right and contained some fascinating detail.

This was particularly intriguing when one considers that some of these murders occurred before the dissemination of
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Some of the stories in this book are interesting. Many are not. Of interest mainly to Jersey residents living near the Highlands.
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