Murders in Monmouth: Capital Crimes from the Jersey Shore's Past

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Arcadia Publishing, Nov 15, 2007 - True Crime - 128 pages
Why do people kill? In the case of the young and mentally unstable Frank Zastera, the rationale was as simple as the act was brutal: he wanted William Sheppard's money. In other homicides, such as the still-unsolved 1913 murder of George Harris, the motive for committing the ultimate crime remains obscured for eternity. In Murders in Monmouth, author George Joynson unflinchingly assembles the who, what, when, where and why surrounding twelve high-profile killings perpetrated by various individuals in early twentieth-century Monmouth County.

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George Joynson, MBA, lives in Monmouth County with his wife and son. He is a professional genealogy researcher with twenty years' experience and offers his research skills to others seeking help discovering their ancestral roots through Joynson can easily be reached at

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