In Cold Blood is a non-fiction novel by American author Truman Capote, first published in it details the 1959 murders of four members of the Herbert Clutter family in the small farming community of Holcomb, Kansas, Missouri, USA.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. If you've ever taken a journalism class, you've probably read Truman Capote's seminal nonfiction book about a murder in a quiet town, "In Cold Blood." It's a classic for a reason. Everyone should read it.
The chilling true crime 'non-fiction novel' that made Truman Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative published in Penguin Modern Classics.