Wicked Monmouth County

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 (a€œthe man who could make a horse talka€) 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 countya€™s seediest stories.During 1913a€“15, Mustoe was a chorus member of Troop B, Red Bank Cavalry of the New Jersey National Guard. ... POLICE. OFFICER. In February 1916, Mustoe took the civil service test to become a policeman. People considered hisanbsp;...

Title:Wicked Monmouth County
Author:George Joynson
Publisher:The History Press - 2011-12-13


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