There is no more chilling – or beautiful – description of a mass murder than Truman Capote’s detailed and deliberate account of the slaughter of the Clutter family on November 15, 1959. Capote was painstaking in his research which included visiting the scene of the crime, interviews with the detectives, and most famously, his verging-on-the-homoerotic interviews with the murderers themselves. When it was first published as a series of reports in the New Yorker magazine, the nation became aware that murder doesn’t just happen in cities, it can even happen outside a small prairie town. A clean edition with no damage, however there is an embossed ex libris from the previous owner on the title page. Includes a facsimile first edition dust jacket printed on acid free paper and protected with a mylar jacket.