In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

320 pages first pub 1965 (editions)

nonfiction classics true crime dark mysterious tense slow-paced


Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surroundi...

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dark 91%
tense 47%
informative 45%
sad 42%
mysterious 36%
emotional 28%
reflective 28%
challenging 26%
adventurous 5%


slow 53%
medium 41%
fast 5%

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