In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood Summary

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.

Book Reviews


Good Book4 star

I enjoyed this book far more than I expected although there were parts where nothing significant was added to the experience and which slowed the pace of the book. I am glad I read it since it is a landmark book in its genre.45


Not a audiobook1 star

It was on the audiobook page so I bought for $12.99 but now it will not read it to me.15


Bored1 star

I was so bored with this book I couldn’t even finish it.15


Good book5 star

Well written! I love his writing style. As someone else mentioned here it’s a true story that reads like a fiction which makes it hard to put down55


Capote5 star

Best true crime ever.(and the first written in novel form).55

Danny 10XXXX

In Cold Blood5 star

Awesome read! Loved the movie as well!55

Always Changing

Definitely worthwhile read4 star

This really gets into the minds of the criminals more than I thought it would. Very awesome read.45



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 murder55

You're not me

Decent3 star

Not great but not horrible.35


Good but...3 star

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.35

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