In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

352 pages first pub 1965 (editions)

nonfiction classics true crime dark mysterious tense slow-paced


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...

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dark 91%
tense 47%
informative 45%
sad 41%
mysterious 37%
emotional 28%
reflective 28%
challenging 26%
adventurous 4%


slow 52%
medium 41%
fast 5%

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