In cold blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences

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National Bestseller 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.

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display_description Overview: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time. Truman Capote's masterpiece, In Cold Blood, created a sensation when it was first published, serially, in The New Yorker in 1965. The intensively researched, atmospheric narrative of the lives of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, and of the two men, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, who brutally killed them on the night of November 15, 1959, is the seminal work of the "new journalism." Perry Smith is one of the great dark characters of American literature, full of contradictory emotions. "I thought he was a very nice gentleman," he says of Herb Clutter. "Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat." Told in chapters that alternate between the Clutter household and the approach of Smith and Hickock in their black Chevrolet, then between the investigation of the case and the killers' flight, Capote's account is so detailed that the reader comes to feel almost like a participant in the events.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Case studies, Clutter familyi, Detective and mystery fiction, Hickock, Richard Eugene, -- 1931-1965, Homicide -- Case studies, Homicide -- Kansas -- Case studies, Kansas, Large type books, Meurtre -- Kansas -- Cas, √Čtudes de, Murder, Murder -- Kansas, Murder -- Kansas -- Case studies, Murder-Kansas, Nonfiction, Smith, P. E. -- (Peter Edward), -- 1953-, Smith, Perry Edward, -- 1928-1965, Sound recordings, True crime stories
title_display In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
title_full In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences / Truman Capote, In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences / by Truman Capote, In cold blood [sound recording] : [a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences] / Truman Capote, In cold blood; a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.
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