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|Author||: Truman Capote|
|Editor||: Modern Library|
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote—also available are Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Voices, Other Rooms (in one volume), Portraits and Observations, and The Complete Stories Truman Capote’s masterpiece, In Cold Blood, created a sensation when it was first published, serially, in The New Yorker in 1965. The intensively researched, atmospheric narrative of the lives of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, and of the two men, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, who brutally killed them on the night of November 15, 1959, is the seminal work of the “new journalism.” Perry Smith is one of the great dark characters of American literature, full of contradictory emotions. “I thought he was a very nice gentleman,” he says of Herb Clutter. “Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat.” Told in chapters that alternate between the Clutter household and the approach of Smith and Hickock in their black Chevrolet, then between the investigation of the case and the killers’ flight, Capote’s account is so detailed that the reader comes to feel almost like a participant in the events.
|Author||: Truman Capote|
The most famous true crime novel of all time, In Cold Blood is the bestseller that haunted its author long after he finished writing it. "Chills the blood and exercises the intelligence ... harrowing." —The New York Review of Books 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. In one of the first non-fiction novels ever written, Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, generating 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.
|Author||: Ralph F. Voss|
|Editor||: University of Alabama Press|
Truman Capote and the Legacy of 'In Cold Blood' is the anatomy of the origins of an American literary landmark and its legacy.
|Author||: Jt Hunter|
|Editor||: Pedialaw Publishing|
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.
|Author||: David Attenborough|
|Editor||: Ebury Press|
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.
|Author||: Jane Bettany|
|Editor||: HarperCollins UK|
‘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...
|Author||: Mark Dawson|
|Editor||: Thomas & Mercer|
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.
|Author||: Adam Croft|
|Editor||: Adam Croft|
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
|Author||: Jennifer Wright|
A powerful collection of stories about women who murdered—for revenge, for love, and even for pleasure—rife with historical details that will have any true crime junkie on the edge of their seat In every tragic story, men are expected to be the killers. There are countless studies and works of art made about male violence. However, when women are featured in stories about murder, they are rarely portrayed as predators. They’re the prey. This common dynamic is one of the reasons that women are so enthralled by female murderers. They do the things that women aren’t supposed to do and live the lives that women aren’t supposed to want: lives that are impulsive and angry and messy and inconvenient. Maybe we feel bad about loving them, but we eat it up just the same. Residing squarely in the middle of a Venn diagram of feminism and true crime, She Kills Me tells the story of 40 women who murdered out of necessity, fear, revenge, and even for pleasure.
|Author||: Marek Fuchs|
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.
|Author||: Justin St. Germain|
|Editor||: Ig Publishing|
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.
|Author||: Truman Capote|
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.
|Author||: Michael Winter|
|Editor||: Penguin Canada|
In her home on Empire Avenue, Donna Whalen was stabbed 31 times. Her friends, family, and neighbours believed it was her abusive boyfriend, Sheldon Troke. But the evidence is all circumstantial, providing a daunting challenge for police and prosecutors—and the course of justice takes many unpredictable twists and turns before the truth is finally revealed. In this mesmerizing work of documentary fiction, Michael Winter pieces together the transcripts and court testimonies of Sheldon's trial. He preserves the nuanced voice of each witness, and the result is a harsh account of the tragedy that befell Donna Whalen and the controversial aftermath that tore her town apart.
|Author||: Marcus Brown,Netta Newbound|
I guess it's safe to say most people will have heard of the Watts case. Christopher (Chris) Watts... the dashing, seemingly genteel, affable man who murdered his entire family in a calculated attack that shocked the entire world. Shanann Watts... the pregnant, incredibly beautiful businesswoman whose life was snuffed out because her doting husband decided he wanted a fresh start.Bella and Celeste (CeCe) Watts... adorable sisters who worshipped their father, the very man who suffocated them both in cold blood using their comfort blankets against them. He then went on to stuff their tiny bodies into huge oil tanks filled with toxic crude oil.Nico Watts - Chris and Shanann's unborn son.No doubt, most of you watched the story unfold on the news, open-mouthed, in total shock. What could push a loving father to brutally murder his family? Surely there was some mistake? We all have preconceived ideas of how a monster should look-grotesque, hideously deformed, a crazed madman-not this handsome, mild-mannered, shy, polite gent who was often portrayed as the perfect husband and father. So, what the hell happened? During this series I will look at the facts, the police investigation, the evidence, hear Chris Watts' explanation and his reasoning then I will try to make some sense of what occurred during the early hours of August 13th 2018. I will show you what can happen when the general public take an interest, and how the discovery of the shadows cleared Shanann's good name. I will endeavour to present to you all aspects of the case, from the initial 911 phone call and how the investigation unfolded, to the first and subsequent confessions-all transcribed word for word (where possible) from actual video and audio footage obtained from the Discovery Files. The mere fact there are so many unanswered questions is reason enough to continue my quest for the truth. The general public may NEVER know what really happened, but I promise you, I won't give up until all aspects of this case have been thoroughly investigated.
|Author||: David Hickock|
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
|Author||: Worth Books|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of In Cold Blood tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Truman Capote’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of important events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood: A masterpiece of true crime and literary nonfiction, Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is the story of a 1959 multiple murder in rural Kansas. Combining journalistic research with masterful storytelling, Capote reconstructs the events surrounding the killing of the Clutter family and the crime’s aftermath—from the last day of the Clutters’ lives to the day their murderers are executed. Gripping, chilling, and suspenseful, In Cold Blood is a pioneering work of nonfiction and a highly acclaimed modern American classic. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
|Author||: Ray Black,Rodney Castleden,Gordon Kerr,Ian Welch,Claire Welch|
|Editor||: Little Brown Uk|
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.
|Author||: Amy Brashear|
|Editor||: Soho Press|
A young adult, fictional reimagining of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and the brutal murders that inspired it. Gripping and fast-paced, this meticulously researched historical fiction will reinvigorate a new generation to Capote. November is usually quiet in Holcomb, Kansas, but in 1959, the town is shattered by the quadruple murder of the Clutter family. Suspicion falls on Nancy Clutter’s boyfriend, Bobby Rupp, the last one to see them alive. New Yorker Carly Fleming, new to the small Midwestern town, is an outsider. She tutored Nancy, and (in private, at least) they were close. Carly and Bobby were the only ones who saw that Nancy was always performing, and that she was cracking under the pressure of being Holcomb’s golden girl. This secret connected Carly and Bobby. Now that Bobby is an outsider, too, they’re bound closer than ever. Determined to clear Bobby’s name, Carly dives into the murder investigation and ends up in trouble with the local authorities. But that’s nothing compared to the wrath she faces from Holcomb once the real perpetrators are caught. When her father is appointed to defend the killers of the Clutter family, the entire town labels the Flemings as traitors. Now Carly must fight for what she knows is right.
|Author||: Anne Rooney|
|Editor||: Vampire Dawn|
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+.