In Cold Blood (Hardcover)

A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

By Truman Capote

Modern Library, 9780679600237, 432pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 1992

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Paperback, Korean (6/24/2013)
Hardcover, Chinese (10/1/2013)
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Paperback, Large Print (10/7/2006)
Paperback (8/1/2010)

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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.

Praise For In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

"A masterpiece . . . a spellbinding work." —Life

"A remarkable, tensely exciting, superbly written 'true account.' " —The New York Times

"The best documentary account of an American crime ever written. . . . The book chills the blood and exercises the intelligence . . . harrowing." —The New York Review of Books