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

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:

No secret can stay buried forever...

Truman Capote and the Legacy of In Cold Blood

Truman Capote and the Legacy of  In Cold Blood
Author: Ralph F. Voss
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780817317560
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Release: 2011-11-16
Editor: University of Alabama Press
Language: un

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. "

The Last Stone

The Last Stone
Author: Mark Bowden
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780802147318
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The true story of a cold case, a compulsive liar, and five determined detectives, from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and “master journalist” (The Wall Street Journal). On March 29, 1975, sisters Katherine and Sheila Lyons, ages ten and twelve, vanished from a shopping mall in suburban Washington, DC As shock spread, then grief, a massive police effort found nothing. The investigation was shelved, and the mystery endured. Then, in 2013, a cold case squad detective found something he and a generation of detectives had missed. It pointed them toward a man named Lloyd Welch, then serving time for child molestation in Delaware. The acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and Hue 1968 had been a cub reporter for a Baltimore newspaper at the time of the original disappearance, and covered the frantic first weeks of the story. In The Last Stone, he returns to write its ending. Over months of intense questioning and extensive investigation of Welch’s sprawling, sinister Appalachian clan, five skilled detectives learned to sift truth from determined lies. How do you get a compulsive liar with every reason in the world to lie to tell the truth? The Last Stone recounts a masterpiece of criminal interrogation, and delivers a chilling and unprecedented look inside a disturbing criminal mind. “One of our best writers of muscular nonfiction.” —The Denver Post “Deeply unsettling . . . Bowden displays his tenacity as a reporter in his meticulous documentation of the case. But in the story of an unimaginably horrific crime, it’s the detectives’ unwavering determination to bring Welch to justice that offers a glimmer of hope on a long, dark journey.” —Time

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood
Author: Willow Rose
Pages: 314
ISBN: 1977002870
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Release: 2018-01-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boarding school steeped in tradition. A killer cloaked in darkness. A campus soaked in blood. For Detective Forrest, evil has a distinctive smell. When a dead girl's severed organs are found strung from a tree, Forrest fears that French Revolution-era savagery is making a comeback... Sara Damsgaard is in debt, newly widowed, and desperate to provide for her young sister. Her new position as a boarding school headmistress seems like the perfect fresh start... if it weren't for the brutal attacks sweeping through the student body. To save the school, Forrest and Damsgaard must team up and catch the killer. When the trail of clues takes an unexpected turn, they come face-to-face with a sinister school tradition with the power to call forth a new reign of terror... In Cold Blood is the harrowing first book in the Agent Forrest supernatural horror series. If you like disturbing mysteries, terrifying suspense, and hardboiled detectives, then you'll love Willow Rose's bloody whodunit. Buy In Cold Blood today to indulge in a dark mystery that will chill you to the bone.

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780345803061
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Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A landmark collection that brings together Truman Capote’s life’s work in the form he called his “great love,” The Complete Stories confirms Capote’s status as a master of the short story. Ranging from the gothic South to the chic East Coast, from rural children to aging urban sophisticates, all the unforgettable places and people of Capote’s oeuvre are here, in stories as elegant as they are heartfelt, as haunting as they are compassionate. Reading them reminds us of the miraculous gifts of a beloved American original.

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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. .

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.

Summer Crossing

Summer Crossing
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780307822789
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Release: 2012-05-23
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Witness the coming together of Truman Capote’s voice, the electric-into-neon blaze that is surely one of the premier styles of postwar American literature.”—The Washington Post Book World “A great breezy read . . . with Capote’s trademark wit, but also with genuine youthful awe at the exhilaration of late-forties New York.”—New York A lost treasure only recently found, Truman Capote’s Summer Crossing is a precocious, confident first novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Set in New York just after World War II, the story follows a young carefree socialite, Grady McNeil, whose parents leave her alone in their Fifth Avenue penthouse for the summer. Left to her own devices, Grady turns up the heat on the secret affair she’s been having with a Brooklyn-born Jewish war veteran who works as a parking lot attendant. As the season passes, the romance turns more serious and morally ambiguous, and Grady must eventually make a series of decisions that will forever affect her life and the lives of everyone around her.

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.

A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory
Author: Truman Capote
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780385392761
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Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A reminiscence of a Christmas shared by a seven-year-old boy and a sixtyish childlike woman, with enormous love and friendship between them.

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.

Mockingbird

Mockingbird
Author: Charles J. Shields
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250119452
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman To Kill a Mockingbird—the twentieth century's most widely read American novel—has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly. In this in-depth biography, first published in 2006, Charles J. Shields brings to life the woman who gave us two of American literature's most unforgettable characters, Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout. Years after its initial publication—with revisions throughout the book and a new epilogue—Shields finishes the story of Harper Lee's life, up to its end. There's her former agent getting her to transfer the copyright for To Kill a Mockingbird to him, the death of Lee's dear sister Alice, a fuller portrait of Lee’s editor, Tay Hohoff, and—most vitally—the release of Lee's long-buried first novel and the ensuing public devouring of what has truly become the book of the year, if not the decade: Lee's Go Set a Watchman.

Sleep My Darlings

Sleep My Darlings
Author: Diane Fanning
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781466834545
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Release: 2013-04-30
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SLEEP MY DARLINGS Diane Fanning On January 28, 2011, the Tampa Police Department received a phone call from a woman who was worried about her daughter, Julie Schenecker. A devoted Army wife and mother of two, Julie had sent her mother an email that could be described as "suicidal." When authorities arrived at the Schenecker home, they encountered a horrific scene... Sixteen-year-old Calyx and thirteen-year-old Beau Schenecker were found dead—both of them shot, then covered with blankets. Upon questioning, Julie admitted that she was "tired of the kids talking back" and just "wanted it to be over." Had her manic depression driven her to the point of insanity? Or was hers a case of cold, calculated violence and manipulation? This is the shocking true story of motherhood, mental illness, and two charges of murder in the first degree.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400079070
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Release: 2004-05-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Blood and Oil

Blood and Oil
Author: Michael T. Klare
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1429900571
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Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Metropolitan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Resource Wars, a landmark assessment of the critical role of petroleum in America's actions abroad In his pathbreaking Resource Wars, world security expert Michael T. Klare alerted us to the role of resources in conflicts in the post-Cold War world. Now, in Blood and Oil, he concentrates on a single precious commodity, petroleum, while issuing a warning to the United States-its most powerful, and most dependent, global consumer. Since September 11th and the commencement of the "war on terror," the world's attention has been focused on the relationship between U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and the oceans of crude oil that lie beneath the region's soil. Klare traces oil's impact on international affairs since World War II, revealing its influence on the Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, and Carter doctrines. He shows how America's own wells are drying up as our demand increases; by 2010, the United States will need to import 60 percent of its oil. And since most of this supply will have to come from chronically unstable, often violently anti-American zones-the Persian Gulf, the Caspian Sea, Latin America, and Africa-our dependency is bound to lead to recurrent military involvement. With clarity and urgency, Blood and Oil delineates the United States' predicament and cautions that it is time to change our energy policies, before we spend the next decades paying for oil with blood.