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In Cold Blood

Annotation
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 Bloodis a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Awards
1966  Edgar Awards (Edgar Allan Poe Awards)

GenreNonFiction
True Crime
Legal
    --Courtroom
Cinematization
    --Movie
Sociological
TopicsMass murder
Murder trials
Robbery
Small town life
Family tragedy
Farm life
Executions
Criminals
Criminology
SettingHolcomb, Kansas