In Cold Blood is a true-crime novel that details the gruesome murder of the Cutter family in Kansas in 1959 and its after effects on the small town.The two men who committed the crime, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, had originally planned on simply robbing the family. But, finding no money in the home, the pair ended up killing the husband and wife and two of their four children. The pair initially make a getaway, but end up being caught, tried and sentenced to death.

Summary of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

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