In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences - Penguin Essentials

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Publisher's Synopsis

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

Book information

ISBN: 9780241956830
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 364.15230978144
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 343
Weight: 198g
Height: 179mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 22mm