In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)Truman Capote (author)
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
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 193 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 21 mm
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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