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.
Breakfast at Tiffany's tell the story of Holly Golightly, a girl from the country who completely reinvents herself in New York. The story is told from the viewpoint of "Fred," who is remembering the friendship that he developed with Holly more than a decade ago. Holly spent her days and nights with rich men, who gave her money and gifts. She had plans to marry one of them, but ends up arrested for helping a criminal. Holly manages to get away and she and Fred never see each other again.