A 'natural born killer' with a dreamer's gaze and a tattooed, blue-eyed, blond boy. They killed and killed till the whole house was dead...
Agent Al Dewey, of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, has a crime to solve. A horrific crime - the cool slaughter of an entire family of God-fearing farming folk. Blood and hair all over the walls, and only a few dollars missing. All Agent Dewey has are two footprints, four dead bodies and a whole lot of questions, none with easy answers. Truman Capote's brilinat reconstruction of the events and consequences of that murderous November night in 1959 is a superb and gripping mix of journalistic skill and sheer imaginative power.
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Chris Sullivan, Loaded