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In cold blood by truman capote is a non-fiction novel based on a true story written over a period of 7 years, the novel follows the murder case of the clutter family in holcomb, kansas. National bestseller 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. 'in cold blood' killers' dna doesn't match florida murders a slaughter made infamous by truman capote's true-crime book 'in cold blood which gripped readers with its vivid narrative of the clutter family life and the tormented inner workings of the killers' minds.
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