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

Hard Cover. New York: Random House, 1965. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.


First edition, first printing. Publisher's maroon cloth, stamped in silver and gilt, maroon endpapers, top edge stained black; in the original tan dust jacket designed by S. Neil Fujita, lettered in maroon and black. About fine book with a few very light spots of soiling to boards and previous owner’s signature to front free endpaper; in a near fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to head of spine, lightly nicked corners, and light toning to rear panel. Overall, a very attractive copy in a fresh example of its dust jacket. In Cold Blood is a fact-based account of the 1959 murders of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, and is one of Capote's most popular books. When police found the bodies of the Clutter parents and their two children, there was little to no evidence to suggest a motive for the perpetrators. After reading a brief article about the quadruple murder, Capote became fascinated with the mystery and traveled to Holcomb with his friend Harper Lee to investigate further. He conducted much research, which he used to write a narrative and realistic account for In Cold Blood. Although Capote insisted on the factualness of his book, subsequent research has shown that, while essentially a truthful account, In Cold Blood presents exaggerated characters and events in addition to at least one completely fabricated interaction. Regardless, the intriguing murder mystery and Capote's captivating writing make In Cold Blood a literary classic and a forerunner in the True Crime genre.


Item #TC072

Price: $300.00