In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences (Paperback)
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Short Description for In Cold Blood Reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. In this title, the author's study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved.
- Published: 03 February 2000
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780141182575 ISBN 10: 0141182571
- Sales rank: 547
Reviews for In Cold Blood
Despite being a little difficult to get into at first, I found that this book was so well-written and paints a perfect picture in the reader's mind exactly what happened in that town in 1959. Being in my 20s, it was a different experience having to read a novel that was written over 50 years ago, as the style of writing was quite different to what I was used to reading. However, I fast became used to the style and even enjoyed and deeply admired the way it was written. Capote wrote so eloquently yet spoke of the events so matter-of-factly. I could not put this book down, and there isn't a lot of books that I can say that about. Brilliant read, and I recommend this to anybody, especially those who are interested in true crime. by Marianne Galvez
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Analysis of criminal mind
The Clutter family remains the nightmare of Holcomb, a small Kansas city knowing just peaceful life till the unmotivated and unexplainable murder of the four family members in 1959. The novel, a real documentary analysis of crime, shows that greed combined to lack of feelings and problematic social background form criminals who kill, never repent or feel bad after their crime. Perry Smith and Richard Hickock started with petty crimes and theft but prison life and spirit pushed them to dare and try more. Believing that the FBI investigation could not trace them they moved freely till their arrest and trial. The novel shows clearly that some types of weak personalities are not capable to resist if they find themselves in problematic surroundings and after starting criminal life they can not retrieve but fall deeper and deeper in crime actions. The irreversibily of their decision acts like fate which leads obligatorily to a tragical end. by Nada BN