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In Cold Blood (book)

  • Type: Verfabula
I lived the entire trip the boys went on from the time of the murders up to the moment of their arrest in Las Vegas thousands of miles, what the boys called "the long ride." I went everywhere the boys had gone, all the hotel rooms, every single place in the book. Mexico, Acapulco, all of it. In the hotel in Miami Beach I stayed for three days until the manager realized why I was there and asked me to leave, which I was only too glad to do. Well, Dick could give me the names and addresses of any hotel or place along the route where they'd spent maybe just half a night. He told me when I got to Miami to take a taxi to such-and- such a place and get out on the boardwalk and it would be southwest of there, number 232, and opposite I'd find two umbrellas in the sand which advertised "Tan with Coppertone." That was how exact he was. He was the one who remembered the little card in the Mexico City hotel room in the corner of the mirror that reads "Your day ends at 2 pm." Truman Capote

I was under the impression that the book was going to be factual, and it was not; it was a fiction book. - Kansas Bureau of Investigations Special Agent and future Director, Harold Nye, 1997 book "Truman Capote" by George Plimpton

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  • Alvin Dewey, Special agent of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation



Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1959/11/16 Truman Capote Author Then one morning in November, 1959, while flicking through The New York Times, I encountered on a deep-inside page, this headline: Wealthy Farmer, 3 of Family Slain.
1959/12/00 Nelle Harper Lee Work Truman Capote and research assistant Harper Lee travel to Holcomb, KS in the winter of 1960 to research 'In Cold Blood'. Finney County
1959/12/00 Truman Capote Work Truman Capote and research assistant Harper Lee travel to Holcomb, KS in the winter of 1960 to research 'In Cold Blood'. Finney County
1959/12/05 Alvin Dewey Work When news came to Mr Dewey at the county sheriff's office that Mr Hickock had been implicated - "Dewey said it wasn't them," lead prosecutor Duane West recalls. "Dewey was convinced it was somebody local who had a grudge against Herb Clutter." Finney County Courthouse Garden City
1959/12/09 Agent Nye, two KBI agents and a local sheriff's deputy investigate the Hickock farm. Finding only Dick's mother at home, they conduct a search, discover a shotgun and fire it outside to collect the empty casing for ballistic testing. Olathe Kansas
1966/01/17 Truman Capote Author Capote's "In Cold Blood" is published by Random House.
1966/01/17 Random House Publisher Capote's "In Cold Blood" is published by Random House.
1967/04/00 "In Cold Blood" earns Truman Capote the 1966 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime book.

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Particulars for In Cold Blood (book):
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Criminal Justice Correctional Facility a building where guilty people are typically kept as punishment for a crime, prison
Criminal Justice Death Row a prison block or section for prisoners sentenced to death
Narrative Arts Factual concerned with what is actually true rather than interpretations of or reactions to it
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Criminal Justice Jail building use to hold people accused of a crime, typically smaller than a prison
True Crime Murder the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another
Narrative Arts Mystery something not understood or beyond understanding
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Area of Significance True Crime
Narrative Arts Verfabula long form true story, written as a compelling narrative that reads like good fiction

Original Language: English

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