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Publication Date: 05/04/2012 ISBN: 9780241956830 Category:

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 05/04/2012 ISBN: 9780241956830 Category:
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Considered by many to be the first work of the true crime genre, this ground-breaking book reconstructs the murder of the Clutter family from information provided by newspaper articles and interviews.

‘Dick became convinced that Perry was that rarity, “a natural killer” – absolutely sane, but conscienceless, and capable of dealing, with or without motive, the coldest-blooded deathblows’

On 15 November 1959, the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, a wealthy farmer, his wife and their two young children were found brutally murdered. Blood all over the walls, the telephone lines cut, and only a few dollars stolen. Heading up the investigation is Agent Al Dewey, but all he has are two footprints, four bodies, and a whole lot of questions.

Truman Capote’s detailed reconstruction of the events and consequences of that fateful night, In Cold Blood is a chilling, gripping mix of journalistic skill and imaginative power.

‘The American dream turning into the American nightmare. A remarkable book’ Spectator

‘One of the most stupendous books of the decade’ Sunday Express

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One of the stupendous books of the decade * Sunday Express * The American dream turning into the American nightmare . . . a remarkable book * Spectator *

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