HIGHLANDS, NJ – Local author, John King has penned another Highlands history book,  This one entitled, Wicked Tales from the Highlands, will be on sale in early November locally as well as from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


From the book’s back cover:

The Highlands was the first sighted by Henry Hudson himself and is known as the place where the Jersey Shore begins. Its beaches are perenially crowded with sunbathers. swimmers, and families.  But buried under the sands, the Highlands hides sins from the past.  Sandy Hook claimed North America’s first European murder victim, a crewman on Hudson’s Half Moon.  During prohibition, mobsters supplied First Avenue and Bay Avenue businesses with plenty of booze.  A man accused of shooting another with a cannon performed an Old West style jailbreak.  And sometimes, soldiers stationed along the shores caused more trouble than they prevented.

Read about these and other wicked deeds committed in New Jersey’s Highlands and Atlantic Highlands.


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Allan Dean

Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...