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In cold blood a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences

Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible, yet entirely and frighteningly human. The book that made Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative.

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  • "Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, who, vividly drawn by Capote, are shown to be reprehensible, yet entirely and frighteningly human. The book that made Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative."@en
  • "Using official records, interviews and his own observations, the author reconstructs the murder of the Clutter family, the criminals' flight from justice, and the endless delays and postponements of the execution that followed."@en
  • ""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."--The publisher."@en
  • "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 [the author] reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and ... empathy. [This book] is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence. -Back cover."
  • "The stories of Richard Hickock, Perry Smith, and the Kansas farm family they murdered."@en
  • "Recreates the slaying of the Clutter family of Kansas and the capture, trial, and execution of their murderers."@en
  • "Truman Capote presents the facts surrounding the 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas. All four family members were brutally slain with a shotgun. Without any motive or clues, police were left baffled. However, Capote points to a few individuals who may have been involved."
  • "A true account of a multiple murder and its consequences, telling of Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, who in 1959 brutally murdered a family in Kansas."@en
  • "A true account of a multiple murder and its consequences, telling of Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, who in 1959 brutally murdered a family in Kansas."
  • "Examines the lives and deaths of four members of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, and the two men who murdered them on November 15, 1959."
  • "True account of the callous murder of a prosperous, respected Kansas farmer, his wife and two teenage children by two mindless, ex-convict drifters, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock. The story penetrates the inner workings of the criminals' minds as it follows their aimless meanderings through Mexico and the United States in evasion of the law. In a dramatic conclusion, the law takes its own chilling revenge."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "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."@en

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