Here are some fun New Jersey facts:
The capital is Trenton.
The largest city is Newark.
State motto is “Liberty and Prosperity”
State nickname is Garden State.
State flower is the Violet.
State bird is the Eastern Goldfinch.
State animal is the horse.
Mystery authors who are found on the Cozy Mystery Site who feature New Jersey locations/settings in their books:
Joani Ascher: Wally Ascher Mystery Series
Laura Bradford (aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey): Jenkins & Burns Mystery Series
Mary Jane Clark : Piper Donovan Wedding Cake Mystery Series
Jeffrey Cohen (ask E. J. Copperman): Double Feature Mystery Series AND Aaron Tucker Mystery Series
E.J. Copperman (aka Jeffrey Cohen): Haunted Guesthouse Mystery Series
E.J. Copperman (aka Jeffrey Cohen): Asperberger’s Mystery Series
Peggy Ehrhart: Knit & Nibble Mystery Series AND Maxx Maxwell Mystery Series
Janet Evanovich: Stephanie Plum Mystery Series
Shelley Freydont: Lindy Haggerty Mystery Series
Rosie Genova : Italian Kitchen Mystery Series
Dorothy Gilman: Mrs. Pollifax Mystery Series
Robin Hathaway: Dr. Jo Bank Mystery Series
Jane Isenberg: Bel Barrett Mystery Series
Tina Kashian: Kebab Kitchen Mystery Series
Evan Marshall: Jane Stuart & Winky Mystery Series
Jane Rubino: Cat Austen Mystery Series
Beth Sherman: Jersey Shore Mystery Series
Ann Waldron: Princeton Murders Mystery Series
Valerie Wilson Wesley: Tamara Hayle Mystery Series
Lois Winston:Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series
Please feel free to comment if you see an author from the Cozy Mystery Site who belongs on this list, or if you have any corrections.
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