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* In Cold Blood - This nonfiction novel revolves around the murder of the Clutter family in 1959, and why the murderers, Perry and Dick, committed their crimes. Author Truman Capote leads us in without judgement, and in doing so lets us come up with our own conclusions about the penal system, justice, and the nature of violent crimes.
In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke.
NPR Transcript and broadcast "Hidden Museum Treasures: 'In Cold Blood'" Kansas Debates Role of Clutter Family Murders in History Exhibits November 14, 2003
Truman Capote, author of the best selling book "In Cold Blood," the story of the mass murder of a family of four in Kansas, is shown as he appeared before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee. Capote told the group that the crime never would have been solved without a confession.