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Truman Capote: In Cold Blood

On the 15th of November 1959, Mr. and Mrs. Clutter, their son Kenyon and daughter Nancy, were murdered in their farm house in Holcomb, Kansas. The two men responsible for their deaths, Richard ‘Dick’ Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, were executed by hanging five and a half years later. 891 more words


'In Cold Blood'-Based True Crime Docuseries Set At SundanceTV

SundanceTV has ordered four-part true crime documentary series Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited (working title), a reexamination of the crime chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book and Oscar-nominated film, for premiere next year. 375 more words

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31 Days of Halloween:Truman Capote

Examining the Impact of the Moment of Horror in

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood

I want to switch gears a bit. So far I’ve been writing about supernatural horror, for these thirty-one days of Halloween. 1,460 more words

In Cold Blood - Review

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Published in 1966 (Originally serialized in four parts in 1965)

Pages: 343

Genre: Creative nonfiction, true crime

“The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call “out there.” 892 more words


Notes on a hospitalized pregnant woman pt. 52

Breathing techniques for the patient who’s been stuck in a hospital too long, or the pregnant woman experiencing intense contractions, or anyone thinking too many morbid thoughts and needing to chill out: 2,653 more words

August - The girl in the red coat

So I find myself well in to the month of October, and I still haven’t written the book club blog for August. I have no idea where September went, but I am sat now with a cup of coffee and some Salted caramels, and I’m all yours for the next two hours. 744 more words


"In Cold Blood" Media Coverage: Then vs Now

It’s easy to compare and contrast what media coverage was like then and what it has become now. But the questions everyone wonders from time to time are, “How faster would we have caught these guys if they were living in the 21st century?” Or, “How would today’s media coverage play a significant role if the two killers were caught in the 21st century?” 332 more words