In Cold Blood
By:Truman Capote


Truman Capote

In Cold Blood  is a fiction book by author, Truman Capote.  Truman Capote is from New Orleans, La.  He was born on September 30th, 1924 and died on August 25, 1984.  Truman Capote is a well-known author and screen-writer.  He is also very famous for his american literature and short stories.   His well known book,  "Breakfast at Tiffany's"  was turned into a movie, starring the amazing Audrey Hepburn.    He is also the author of "Answered Prayers" and many other books.


Setting/Genre

In Cold Blood takes place in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas (the characters in the story often travel a lot).   The time frame for the book is November 15th,1959 through March 1965. The genre of the book is Non-Fiction. The book is based off of a true story.

Main Characters

The Clutters: Popular Family.

- Herbert= Dad and husband and he owns the farm.  He is described as popular, simple guy, nice/caring, punk, rude, and always in a rush.

- Bonnie= Mom and wife. In the town people consider her to be a lunatic, she has episodes,  popular, and weird.

-Nancy =Daughter of Herbert and Bonnie and girlfriend of Bobby. They describe her as the towns favorite, popular, nice, selfless, smart, and gorgeous.

-Kenyon: Youngest child of Herbert and Bonnie. He is smart, engineering, a cool dude, and popular.

The Prisoners:

-Dick= Bad boy image.  Mexican background. Married twice and has three children.  Served time in prison.

-Perry=To smart for his own good.  Described as not normal. Served time in prison.

The Detective:

-Alvin Dewey: The detective. Married, has two kids.

Conflict

A  murder takes place in the quiet town of Holcomb.   In the story you will experience a 5 year period of a detective and others trying to put together the murder. They will experience difficulties when there is absolutely no evidence and no witnesses during and after the murder.

Mood

The mood of the story is exciting, suspenseful, traumatic, and intriguing.

Moral

The moral of the book was that what goes around comes around. Don't expect to commit a crime and not have consequences,

Recommended

I would recommend this book to people who love crime scenes and investigation. If you are a person who loves shows like: Criminal Minds, Law & Order, How To Get Away With Murder and many others .

Opinion and Connections

I really loved this book.I thought it was cool to see what it was like to be a detective.At the same time get to experience the victims life and the suspects life. I made connections with this book because today in America there are murders going on everyday. Since I have never experienced anything like this it was cool to be able to kind of see how it feel and what it is like.

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The victims

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i think that they were involved in the mureders because they were in the trailor

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I think they were killers

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I think they were the goodish people

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the people who lived in the house because its a group of people

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I think the clutters who act like a normal family but inside they had problem with in the family

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I think thatthe clutters were victims and a good group of people

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the victim and a lovely family!

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i think the clutters are a family with a bad past

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i think the clutters are a nice family