In cold blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences

by Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.

Format: Large Print 2000
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Whitehall Public Library Large Print Collection LP 364.1523 C173i
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print Collection
 
Call Number  LP 364.1523 C173i
 
 
Summary

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were viciously murdered by blasts from a shotgun held only inches from their faces. There were almost no clues and no apparent motive for the crime. Five years later, two men were hanged for the crime on a gallows in the Kansas State Penitentiary. In Cold Blood is the story of the lives and death of these six people. The reader is mesmerized with suspense and astonishing empathy as Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers. It is a powerful story of inexorable crime and punishment, even more powerful for underscoring the awareness that it is reality, not literature. It is arguably Truman Capote's masterpiece.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the wake of the award-winning film Capote, interest in the author's 1965 true crime masterpiece has spiked. Capote's spellbinding narrative plumbs the psychological and emotional depths of a senseless quadruple murder in America's heartland. In the audio version, narrator Brick keeps up with the master storyteller every step of the way. In fact, Brick's surefooted performance is nothing short of stunning. He settles comfortably into every character on this huge stage-male and female, lawman and murderer, teen and spinster-and moves fluidly between them, generating the feel of a full-cast production. He assigns varying degrees of drawl to the citizens of Finney County, Kans., where the crimes take place, and supplements with an arsenal of tension-building cadences, hard and soft tones, regional and foreign accents, and subtle inflections, even embedding a quiver of grief in the voice of one character. This facile audio actor delivers an award-worthy performance, well-suited for a tale of such power that moves not only around the country but around the territory of the human psyche and heart. Available as a Vintage paperback. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Murder -- Kansas -- Case studies.
Large type books.
Publisher New Brunswick, N.J. :Transaction Publishers,2000
Language English
Description 426 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
ISBN 1560004517 (cloth : acid-free paper)
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