Item #75230 IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. Truman Capote.

IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

New York: Random House, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing in the first state dust jacket. In this classic example of the true crime genre that set the standard for all subsequent efforts, Capote (1924-84) recounts the savage murder of four members of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas on November 15, 1959, and the ensuing criminal investigation that shattered the illusion of peace and tranquility in the small Midwest farm town. There were almost no clues and no apparent motive to the crime, however the diligence of lead detective Alvin Dewey led to the eventual arrest, conviction, and execution of Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith for the vicious crimes. Octavo: 343 p. Original burgundy cloth binding, with gilt and silver stamping. Internally crisp and clean. Just a hint of browning along the spine of the dust jacket, with a bit of light wear to the spine head; else near fine. Near fine / Near Fine. Item #75230

Price: $250.00

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