One of Truman Capote’s last great novels, In Cold Blood has been a must-read since it’s publication in 1965. In Cold Blood was one of the first novels to define the genre of nonfiction, as Capote used his skill as a journalist to craft a novel that combines real events, Americana style and masterful storytelling. In Cold Blood is reminiscent of other classic novels like Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
and F. Scott Fitzgerald’sThe Great Gatsby
In Cold Blood is based on the true murder of the Clutter family in 1959 in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas. The mother, father, brother and sister were all shot and killed in their home with no apparent motive for the brutal crime. Not only were authorities stumped by the murders, but the town was baffled that such a nice, unpresuming family would be murdered for only a few possessions taken from their house. Journalist Truman Capote began investigating the crime, as the two murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith seemed to be getting away with the crime. It isn’t until one person is able to reveal a series of clues that leads authorities to Smith and Hickock that the two are brought to justice. The story doesn’t center around their capture, but rather on Capote’s investigation into how the two men committed such a seemingly senseless crime. Using interviews with the criminals and detailed reporting, Capote presents a novel that has enticed readers for decades.
Including dark themes of murder and violence, this title is recommended for readers at least fourteen years of age or with at least a high school reading level.
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Author: Truman Capote
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