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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 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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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 only inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and almost no clues.

As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and 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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Fifty-six years ago, our country was shocked by a gut-wrenching tragedy. One night, four members of a typical Kansas family, the Clutters, were brutally shot to death in their home. This event sparked investigation by many, including famous writer Truman Capote. Fifty years ago, the two men accused of the murders were put to death. (Read More)

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ISBN 9780812994384
EAN 9780812994384
Publisher Random House
Publish Date Jan 1, 1965
Copyright Date Jan 1, 1993
Binding Hardcover
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