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In Cold Blood Summary
Truman Capote

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In Cold Blood Summary

Plot Summary

In Cold Blood is the ninth published work by celebrated writer, Truman Capote. This work is Capote’s attempt to create the nonfiction genre, a new direction in publishing in its time. In this book, Capote explores the true story of the murders of the Clutter family in rural Kansas. The Clutters were found in their home on the morning of November 15, 1959. They had been bound and shot. News of this murder spread throughout the community, causing fear and outrage, as the search for the killers unfolded. Capote follows this search, as well as the capture, confession, and trial of the two men responsible. In Cold Blood is a first of its kind, true crime narrative that continues to be controversial even as it approaches the fiftieth year of its publication.

Herb Cutter was a well-known and much respected wheat farmer in rural Kansas. A college educated man...

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