In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

In Cold Blood

By Truman Capote

  • Release Date: 1994-02-01
  • Genre: True Crime
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 510 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

National Bestseller 

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.

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Latest Impressions

  • Capote

    By Kathyvalois
    Best true crime ever.(and the first written in novel form).
  • In Cold Blood

    By Danny 10XXXX
    Awesome read! Loved the movie as well!
  • Definitely worthwhile read

    By Always Changing
    This really gets into the minds of the criminals more than I thought it would. Very awesome read.

    By makenziespanola
    I don't read much but this book was absolutely amazing!!!!! It's full of suspense I was glued to the book and finished it in two days. This book is so we'll written, capote truly did an amazing job telling the horrific story if this murder
  • Decent

    By You're not me
    Not great but not horrible.
  • Good but...

    By Haroldnd2303
    Hard to get past the first 2 parts. Yet, parts 3 and 4 are amazing works and keep you reading. A very good true crime read.
  • My grandmother grew up and went to school with this family.

    By Lauren McKennzie
    It's interesting to hear her talk about them as her friends and then read an outsiders views on the tragedy. Grandma tells me about them as she knew them and this gives me another view of how someone who didn't know them sees it. Great book.
  • GOOD

    By 1554
    A very good read. It has two typos, that the publisher has refused to fix as of this moment.
  • Exceptional

    By Butterflii5
    Awesome read in true Capote prose. I can't understand the criticisms about the wordiness. It's how Capote writes & necessary to portray the story with detail & sensitivity to the content. I couldn't put it down. A definite must read!
  • In Cold Blood

    By Triet n Untrue
    Dick and perry..