In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

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 clues. Five years, four months and twenty-nine days later, on April 14, 1965, Richard Eugene Hickock, aged thirty-three, and Perry Edward Smith, aged thirty-six, were hanged for the crime on a gallows in a warehouse in the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas. In Cold Blood is the story of the lives and deaths of these six people. It has already been hailed as a masterpiece.

The 24th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on The Best Southern Nonfiction of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - 49th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  3. - 53rd on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  4. - 96th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  5. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)
  6. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  7. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  8. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  9. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  10. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  11. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  12. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  13. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
In Cold Blood Paperback 311 $8.00 $1.99 1994
In Cold Blood Mass Market Paperback 7294966 $127.99 $102.30 1966
By Truman Capote - In Cold Blood (Reprint) (1/20/13) Hardcover 5524425 $36.79 $32.68 2013
In Cold Blood Mass Market Paperback 884970 $13.99 $1.50
In Cold Blood Mass Market Paperback 885511 $11.88 $3.96 1966
In Cold Blood (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 3595 $7.99 2001
In Cold Blood (Modern Library) Hardcover 93280 $12.48 $12.90 2013
In Cold Blood Mass Market Paperback 831468 $20.99 $0.01 1967
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences Hardcover 2512490 $99.95 $3.74
In Cold Blood 1st (first) edition Text Only Paperback 757669 $9.17 $2.49
In Cold Blood: a True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences Paperback 7224156 $6.85 1965
In Cold Blood By Truman Capote Hardcover 88736 $26.99 $10.00 2002
In Cold Blood Paperback 819176 $14.84 $4.97 1966
In Cold Blood Audible Audio Edition 412 $20.95 2006
In Cold Blood Audio CD 191436 $16.99 $10.36 2006
In Cold Blood Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition Audio CD 3023885 $28.40 $11.69
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and It's Consequences Hardcover 129485 $23.99 $12.00 1965
In Cold Blood Paperback 161868 $5.76 $1.00 2000
In Cold Blood (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 5300479 $24.81 $24.81 2013
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In Cold Blood by Capote, Truman Published by Signet 21st (twenty-first) THUS edition (1966) Mass Market Paperback Mass Market Paperback 1566508 $101.81 $2.21