In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9780812994384
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Release: 2013-02-19
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Powerful account of the brutal slaying of a Kansas family by two young ex-convicts.

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781588361653
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Release: 2001-10-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most famous true crime novel of all time and one of the first non-fiction novels ever written; In Cold Blood is the bestseller that haunted its author long after he finished writing it. 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.

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 343
ISBN: 9780679745587
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Release: 1994
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An account of the senseless murder of a Kansas farm family and the search for the killers

Truman Capote and the Legacy of In Cold Blood

Truman Capote and the Legacy of  In Cold Blood
Author: Ralph F. Voss
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780817358310
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Release: 2015-03-15
Editor: University of Alabama Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Truman Capote and the Legacy of 'In Cold Blood' is the anatomy of the origins of an American literary landmark and its legacy.

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 343
ISBN: 0241956838
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Release: 2012
Editor: Viking
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'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 November 15, 1959, in 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. 'One of the stupendous books of the decade.' Sunday Express

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 343
ISBN: 9781412848183
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Release: 1980
Editor: Transaction Publishers
Language: en

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In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Jane Bettany
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780008407643
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Release: 2020-08-27
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘I read this in one sitting and loved every minute of it. The detective story reads like an episode of Vera.’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer No secret can stay buried forever...

In Colder Blood

In Colder Blood
Author: Jt Hunter
Pages: 116
ISBN: 0578711052
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Release: 2020-06-25
Editor: Pedialaw Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two families mysteriously murdered under similar circumstances, just a month apart. One was memorialized in Truman Capote's classic true crime novel, In Cold Blood. The other was all but forgotten. Dick Hickock and Perry Smith confessed to the first: the November 15, 1959 murder of the Clutter family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Despite remarkable similarities between the two crimes, Hickock and Smith denied committing the second: the December 19 murder of the Walker family of four in Osprey, Florida. Over half a century later, a determined Florida detective undertakes exceptional efforts seeking to bring closure to the long-cold case.

Life in Cold Blood

Life in Cold Blood
Author: David Attenborough
Pages: 288
ISBN: IND:30000110560129
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Release: 2008
Editor: Ebury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reptiles and amphibians ruled the world for nearly 200 million years and today there are still over 12,500 of them. Some are huge, the deadliest creatures on earth. Some are tiny, among the strangest to be found anywhere. Together they not only outnumber mammals or birds but in their colourful variety and extraordinary behaviour, they far surpass them.So where did these ancient creatures come from? How have they transformed themselves into the bizarre and beautiful forms that are alive today? And what's the secret of their epic success? In Life in Cold Blood, David traces the story of their evolution and overturns the myth that these creatures are just primitive killers to reveal them for what they truly are.

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Mark Dawson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1503944239
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Release: 2015-07-14
Editor: Thomas & Mercer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beatrix Rose was the most dangerous assassin in an off-the-books government kill squad until her former boss betrayed her, her husband was gunned down, and her daughter kidnapped. A decade later, Beatrix emerges from the Hong Kong underworld with payback on her mind. It's a blood feud she didn't start but she is going to finish. There are six names on her Kill List. With one already crossed off, Beatrix sets out to find her second target, a mercenary being held hostage by Somali terrorists. Can she infiltrate the most dangerous failed state on the planet and scrub him off the List, too? Packed with explosive action and page-turning suspense, In Cold Blood is the first novel in Mark Dawson's bestselling Beatrix Rose series.

Other Voices Other Rooms

Other Voices  Other Rooms
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307431578
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South. At the age of twelve, Joel Knox is summoned to meet the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at the decaying mansion in Skully’s Landing, his father is nowhere in sight. What he finds instead is a sullen stepmother who delights in killing birds; an uncle with the face—and heart—of a debauched child; and a fearsome little girl named Idabel who may offer him the closest thing he has ever known to love.

Truman Capote s in Cold Blood Bookmarked

Truman Capote s in Cold Blood  Bookmarked
Author: Justin St. Germain
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1632461234
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Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Ig Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the latest volume in Ig's acclaimed Bookmarked series, award-wining author Justin St. Germain writes about his obsession with Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and the influence seminal true crime book had on his best-selling memoir about his mother's murder, Son of A Gun.

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Adam Croft
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021-05-28
Editor: Adam Croft
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book three in a stunning new crime series from 2m+ international bestseller Adam Croft. A body is found under Welland Viaduct on a bitterly cold winter morning. But this will be a murder investigation like no other. As DI Caroline Hills and DS Dexter Antoine begin to unravel the dark secrets in the victim's life, they find themselves sucked into a web of lies and betrayal. Rutland Police need to find the killer before it’s too late. But with Caroline’s health failing and their main witness suspiciously missing, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Dark histories, mysterious gifts and hidden secrets abound. But will they discover the truth before anyone else is killed in cold blood? ‘Incredible’ — BBC News ‘A sensation’ — The Guardian

Portraits and Observations

Portraits and Observations
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780812995121
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Release: 2013-04-23
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perhaps no twentieth century writer was so observant and elegant a chronicler of his times as Truman Capote. Whether he was profiling the rich and famous or creating indelible word-pictures of events and places near and far, Capote’s eye for detail and dazzling style made his reportage and commentary undeniable triumphs of the form. Portraits and Observations is the first volume devoted solely to all the essays ever published by this most beloved of writers. From his travel sketches of Brooklyn, New Orleans, and Hollywood, written when he was twenty-two, to meditations about fame, fortune, and the writer’s art at the peak of his career, to the brief works penned during the isolated denouement of his life, these essays provide an essential window into mid-twentieth-century America as offered by one of its canniest observers. Included are such celebrated masterpieces of narrative nonfiction as “The Muses Are Heard” and the short nonfiction novel “Handcarved Coffins,” as well as many long-out-of-print essays, including portraits of Isak Dinesen, Mae West, Marcel Duchamp, Humphrey Bogart, and Marilyn Monroe. Among the highlights are “Ghosts in Sunlight: The Filming of In Cold Blood, “Preface to Music for Chameleons, in which Capote candidly recounts the highs and lows of his long career, and a playful self-portrait in the form of an imaginary self-interview. The book concludes with the author’s last written words, composed the day before his death in 1984, the recently discovered “Remembering Willa Cather,” Capote’s touching recollection of his encounter with the author when he was a young man at the dawn of his career. Portraits and Observations puts on display the full spectrum of Truman Capote’s brilliance. Certainly, Capote was, as Somerset Maugham famously called him, “a stylist of the first quality.” But as the pieces gathered here remind us, he was also an artist of remarkable substance.

Quicklet On Truman Capote s In Cold Blood

Quicklet On Truman Capote s In Cold Blood
Author: Larry Holzwarth
Pages: 46
ISBN: 9781484007112
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Release: 2012-02-05
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ABOUT THE BOOK Serialized in the New Yorker prior to publication in book form, "In Cold Blood" presents investigative journalism in the form of a novel, effectively combining literature and reporting. The New York Review of Books called it “The best documentary of an American crime ever written...” Other critics have not been so kind, citing fictionalized conversations, invented scenes, and fabricated events. Capote’s narrative contains no footnotes, nor does he cite specific sources for any of the conversations in the book. By the time "In Cold Blood" appeared the end of the story was known. Both murderers had been tried, convicted and executed by hanging. The book’s tremendous success stemmed from Capote’s graphic depiction of the crime as well as his incisive and often empathetic descriptions of the killers. MEET THE AUTHOR Larry Holzwarth is a freelance writer and submarine veteran. A former US Navy systems analyst, he has been a corporate writer on diverse subjects, a professional trainer, recruiter and lecturer. A lifelong student of history, he enjoys reading, camping, hiking and Reds baseball. After traveling extensively he returned to his native midwest where he resides near Cincinnati. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Capote paints an image of a bucolic community, basking in the crisp sunshine of a November day as well as in small town American innocence. A prosperous and well respected farmer, admired in his community for his character as well as his family, Herb Clutter is the quintessential American father. Though his wife has been ill, with what would now be called depression, the community rallies around the family with support. Compared to this picture of small town happiness is the sordid world of small time criminals Perry Smith and Richard Hickock. They arrive in Holcomb, Kansas, armed with a bowie knife, a shotgun, and the erroneous information that the Clutter home housed a safe filled with a large amount of cash. They creep in and out of town in one night. In the morning the Clutter’s are found dead, murdered by shotguns blasts delivered with the muzzle inches from each victim’s head. They are discovered by a friend of 16-year-old Nancy Clutter, coming to join her friend for church that Sunday morning. Despite few clues, no hint of a motive, and conflicting theories amongst investigators, Alvin Dewey, lead investigator for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and personal friend of Herb Clutter, vows to solve the crime. When he does, it is through a combination of luck and the killers’ willingness to blame each other for the crimes. He obtains, through conflicting confessions, enough information to build a case against the pair leading to their trial, conviction, and eventual execution. Buy a copy to continue reading!

In the Shadow of My Brother s Cold Blood

In the Shadow of My Brother s Cold Blood
Author: David Hickock
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781450215152
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Release: 2010-04
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dave Hickock never pulled the trigger of a gun or held a knife to murder another person, but he was sentenced to a lifetime of shame, ostracism, guilt, and psychological anguish because of the actions of one man—his brother. On November 15, 1959, Richard Hickock drove to a bus station in Kansas City and picked up Perry Smith, a prison buddy. Together, they drove to Emporia, Kansas, and purchased rubber gloves, nylon cord, and black stockings. Before day's end, four innocent members of the Clutter family in a town across the state of Kansas would have their throats slashed and Richard and his buddy would be arrested and charged with one of the most brutal and infamous murders ever. As the brother of a cold-blooded killer, Dave's life would never be the same. In this compelling narrative told to Linda LeBert-Corbello, Dave shares his journey from the depths of a family tragedy to how he eventually found the kind of inner-peace that accompanies acceptance of the truth and forgiveness. I do not just want to forget and live happily ever after. I want to be forgiven. —David Hickock

A Cold Blooded Business

A Cold Blooded Business
Author: Marek Fuchs
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781628738667
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Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Skyhorse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1959, Olathe, Kansas, was made famous by the murder of the Clutter family and Truman Capote’s groundbreaking book on the crime, In Cold Blood. But fewer know that Olathe achieved notoriety again in 1982, when a member of Olathe’s growing Evangelical Christian population, a gentle man named David Harmon, was bludgeoned to death while sleeping—the force of the blows crushing his face beyond recognition. Suspicion quickly fell on David’s wife, Melinda, and his best friend, Mark, student body president of the local Bible college. However, the long arms of the church defended the two, and no charges were pressed. Two decades later, two Olathe policemen revived the cold case making startling revelations that reopened old wounds and chasms within the Olathe community—revelations that rocked not only Olathe, but also the two well-heeled towns in which Melinda and Mark resided. David’s former wife and friend were now living separate, successful, law-abiding lives. Melinda lived in suburban Ohio, a devoted wife and mother of two. Mark had become a Harvard MBA, a high-paid corporate mover, a family man, and a respected community member in a wealthy suburb of New York City. Some twenty years after the brutal murders, each received the dreaded knock of justice on the door. A Cold-Blooded Business provides fascinating character studies of Melinda and Mark, killers who seemingly returned to normalcy after one blood-splattered night of violence. Featuring a new afterword by the author covering the events of the past five years, this fast-moving true crime narrative is a chilling exploration into the darkest depths of the human psyche.

Killers in Cold Blood

Killers in Cold Blood
Author: Ray Black,Rodney Castleden,Gordon Kerr,Ian Welch,Claire Welch
Pages: 574
ISBN: 0708806120
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Release: 2007-06
Editor: Little Brown Uk
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book looks inside the dark side of the criminal mind. These are men and women who commit heinous acts with a gruesome disregard for human life. The difficulty in bringing these monsters to justice is proving whether they are just bad or mad, whether in fact the individual is mentally ill or whether they are fully aware of what they have done.

One Tragic Night

One Tragic Night
Author: Mandy Wiener,Barry Bateman
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781466846319
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Release: 2014-10-03
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

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At 08:03 on the morning of Valentine's Day 2013, news broke that Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic superstar known as the "Blade Runner," had shot and killed his girlfriend at his luxury home in Pretoria, South Africa. Within minutes, the story reverberated around the world as banners flashed across television screens broadcasting global news networks. At first glance, it appeared to be a heart-wrenching, tragic accident. The athlete had mistaken beautiful Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder. But as the morning unfolded, a second version of events began to reveal itself, indicating that the country's celebrated icon, its "Golden Boy," may have murdered his model girlfriend in a fit of rage. In this vivid and insightful narrative, South African journalists Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman reveal the true story of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp, from that horrific night to the announcement of the shocking verdict. Drawing on evidence from the trial as well as on-the-ground interviews with family and friends of Oscar and Reeva, this is the authoritative account of one of the most high-profile trials of the 21st century, from the night of the killings to the controversial verdict. .

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Anne Rooney
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1841673021
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Release: 2012
Editor: Vampire Dawn
Language: en

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Ava has lost her memory, she is confused. Does that explain why she is in Kosovo with no idea why she is there or how she got there? Her quest draws her to new - and dangerous - friends.is part of the Vampire Dawn series, published by Ransom Publishing, a specialist publisher for reluctant readers and struggling readers. Vampire Dawn is ideal for readers aged 12+ with a reading age of 9+.