rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wow. I listened to this on this audio book while driving back and forth from Portland to Seattle. I was riveted. Truman Capote does a great job of really developing all the characters and painting a picture of the town and lifestyle the of the four victims.
The murderers were incredibly cold blooded and unremorseful. It's surprising that they were caught since they left very few clues. Luckily, a former cellmate of one recognized the name of the victim as someone Dick Hickock planned to rob and provided the authorities with information.
We think of the increase in mass murder today, but according to the book, during the late 50's and early 60's there were multiple murders taking place all across the country. In fact, another family of four were murdered during the time the killers were on the loose.
If you can take the graphic description of the crime, this is a fascinating story.
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