The daddy of true crime: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 

“If I realized then what the future held I would have driven straight on. Like a bat out of hell.”

Truman Capote drove south to Kansas to write about a small town murder. He mixed and blended all the right elements of a murder novel with the investigative analysis of a journalist… it was the birth of the ‘true crime’ genre as we know it. Read it for Capote’s chilling ability to sculpt a distant nightmare into reality.

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