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In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote

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On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the kille On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

Truman Capote

About In Cold Blood Description

Truman Capote was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognised literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and In Cold Blood (1965), which he labeled a "non-fiction novel." At least 20 films and TV dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays. He was born as Truman Streckfus Persons to a salesman Archulus Persons

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Original Title In Cold Blood ISBN 0679745580 (ISBN13: 9780679745587 ) Edition Language English Characters Perry Edward Smith, Richard Hickock, Herb Clutter, Bonnie Clutter, Nancy Clutter...more , Kenyon Clutter, Alvin Dewey...less setting Holcombe, Kansas (United States) Literary Awards Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime (1966) (224)