In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

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...

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Title:In Cold Blood
Author:Truman Capote
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:In Cold Blood
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:343 pages pages

In Cold Blood Reviews

  • Amy Galaviz
    Mar 28, 2008
    After I read it, I looked up pictures of the Clutter family, and just stared for about five minutes. They endured what is probably everyone?s worst fear. Having never heard anything of the Clutter murders prior to reading this book, the experience of reading it was intense, grippi...
  • Stephen
    Mar 14, 2010
    PART 1: STEVE?S REVIEW 4.0 to 4.5 stars. Written over a period of 7 years and published in 1966, this novel, while not technically the first ?true crime? non-fiction novel, is credited (correctly) with establishing the genre and being the progenitor of today's true crime ...
  • Will Byrnes
    Oct 20, 2008
    This is one of the great ones. Capote blankets Holcomb, Kansas with his curiosity. The root of this work is a ghastly crime. Two recently released convicts, seeking a fortune that did not exist, invade the Clutter family home, tie up the four family members present and leave no witness...
  • Justin
    May 04, 2017
    At the beginning, In Cold Blood reads like a classic southern gothic tale. I've read about Harper Lee hanging out with Capote while he put this thing together, and at times it feels like she greatly influenced how it was written. You meet the Clutters who are just the nicest people in ...
  • Brina
    Oct 18, 2016
    In Cold Blood is the new school classics selection in the group catching up on classics for November 2016. Having read Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's recently and enjoying his writing, I could not wait to read this nonfiction thriller in advance of the upcoming group read. Writ...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Jun 17, 2012
    "How much money did you get from the Clutters?" "Between forty and fifty dollars." Top Picture Hickock, Richard Eugene (WM)28 KBI 97 093; FBI 859 273 A. Address: Edgerton, Kansas. Birthdate 6-6-31 Birthplace K.C., Kans. Height: 5-10 Weight: 175 Hair: Blond. Eyes: Blue. Build: ...
  • Lyn
    Apr 20, 2013
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was described by its author as a non-fiction novel. The novel was first published in 1965 and at the time this style of writing, perhaps even the template for a new genre, was fresh and new and bold. Almost 50 years later and the disturbing images are...
  • Ginger
    Oct 20, 2015
    I thought to myself, do I need to write another review for one of the best true crime books ever written? And then I thought, yeah, you do. You?ve written reviews on terrible, stupid and boring books and a book this good, it definitely deserves another one. This is the best story abo...
  • Matthew
    Jun 22, 2017
    This book is one of the first, if not the first, true crime novel. According to Wikipedia, only Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders has sold more copies in the True Crime category than In Cold Blood. While true crime fans might read this today and think that it sounds ...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Mar 27, 2017
    I just wonder why it took me so long to get this masterpiece on my currently-reading shelf. What a breathtaking story! And told in the most amazing novelistic style! The cold-blooded murders in Kansas in 1956 is described by a cold, distant narrator via the interviews of the family, ac...