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Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is both a masterpiece of journalism and a powerful crime thriller. Inspired by a 300-word article in The New York Times, Capote spent six years exploring and writing the story of Kansas farmer Herb Clutter, his family and the two young killers who brutally murdered them.
“It is no shame to have a dirty face- the shame comes when you keep it dirty.”
― Truman Capote, In Cold Blood
Unsettling, uncomfortable account of a real crime – The Clutter Murders of 1959
Truman Capote’s 1966 account of a notorious, barely motive-driven rural multiple murder which took place in Kansas in 1959 catapulted him into the best seller lists and celebrity status. 1,359 more words
Limited Series In Works Based On New Evidence Of Clutter Family Murders, Basis For Capote Bestseller 'In Cold Blood'
EXCLUSIVE: After new evidence emerged in the 1959 murders of the Herbert Clutter family, made famous by Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood, Glass Entertainment Group and Daniel H. 623 more words
It will come as no surprise, I am sure, to say that I have wanted to read Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences 837 more words
Genre: True Crime, Nonfiction
Setting: Kansas, late 1950s-1960s
In Cold Blood is a true crime novel detailing the murder of four members of the Clutter family at their home in rural Kansas, and the ensuing capture, trial, and ultimate execution of their killers. 621 more words