The Best Crime Books of New Jersey – Kidnapping, Murders, & More

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New Jersey is known for growing things, so it shouldn’t be surprising that our fertile soil has produced a thriving crop of authors and literature about our fair condition. Philip Roth, Judy Blume, Janet Evanovich, and Harlan Coben are just a few of the bestselling authors born in New Jersey. With these literary credentials in hand, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite crime stories of New Jersey, including murders, kidnappings, and even a story that sparked the state of the NAACP.

We’ve collected the best Crime Stories from New Jersey in the list below. Dive into these non-fiction crime stories of New Jersey.

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