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In Cold Blood Revisited: A Look Back at an American Crime

Volume 68 Number 1
June 2004

In November 1959, four members of the Clutter family were murdered in their home in Holcomb, Kansas--the result of a planned burglary by two parolees. The crime, which became the subject of Truman Capote's best-selling "non-fiction novel" In Cold Blood, was widely considered to mark a watershed in the national perception of American violence.