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The most famous true crime novel of all time “chills the blood and exercises the intelligence,” according to The New York Review of Books, haunting the author long after he finished writing it.

On November 15, 1959, four members of the Clutter family were brutally killed in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, by shots from a shotgun just a few inches from their faces. There didn’t seem to be a reason for the crime, and there weren’t many clues.

In one of the first non-fiction books ever written, Truman Capote tells the story of a murder and the investigation that led to the killers being caught, tried, and put to death. The story is both gripping and moving. In Cold Blood is a work that goes beyond its time and gives us deep insights into how violence works in the United States.

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“Before one morning in the middle of November 1959, not many Americans or Kansans had ever heard of Holcomb. Drama in the form of unusual events had never stopped happening there, just like the river, the cars on the highway, and the fast-moving yellow trains on the Santa Fe tracks.” If all Truman Capote had done was create a new genre—journalism written with the language and structure of literature—this “nonfiction novel” about the brutal killing of the Clutter family by two would-be robbers would be remembered as a groundbreaking experiment that has influenced many writers. Capote did more than that, though. He wrote a work of creative nonfiction that is a real masterpiece. We can still see 16-year-old Nancy Clutter showing a friend how to make a cherry pie, Dick Hickock’s black 1949 Chevrolet sedan, Perry Smith’s Gibson guitar and his dreams of gold in a tropical paradise, the blood on the walls, and the final “thud-snap” of the rope-broken necks.

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“A masterpiece… a work that enchants.” —Life

“A remarkable, tense, exciting “true account” that is written beautifully.” —New York Times

“The best documentary was ever written about a crime in the U.S. The book gives you chills and makes you think. It’s harrowing.” —New York Review of Books.

From the Back Cover

With the release of this book, Capote broke down the wall between crime reporting and serious literature for good. Capote creates suspense and sympathy as he tells the story of the murder of a Kansas farm family in 1959 and the investigation that led to the killers being caught, tried, and put to death.

Who Wrote It?

Capote was born in New Orleans on September 30, 1924. After his parents split up, he moved to Monroeville, Alabama, to live with relatives. Here, he met the author Harper Lee, who would become his best friend for life. Capote became known worldwide after his first book, Other Voices, Other Rooms, came out in 1948. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, A Tree of Night, The Grass Harp, Summer Crossing, A Christmas Memory, and In Cold Blood, which many people think is one of the best books of the 20th century, are all well-known works by him. Twice awarded the O. Henry Short Story Prize, Capote also received a National Institute of Arts and Letters Creative Writing Award and an Edgar Award. He died on August 25, 1984, shortly before his sixtieth birthday.

Summary and Analysis of In Cold Blood – A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences: Based on the Book by Truman Capote



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Author(s): Capote, Truman

Publisher: Vintage, Year: 2001

ISBN: 1588361659,9781588361653




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