“In Cold Blood” discussion planned at Danville library

Staff report

The Danville Public Library will present the 1965 bestseller, “In Cold Blood,” by Truman Capote, at its adult book discussion on Tuesday, August 25, 6:30 p.m. at McFadden’s Hot Spot, 510 S. Market Street.

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

As Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. “In Cold Blood” is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

Sean Smith will be the discussion leader. A copy of the book donated by Friends of the Library will be given as a door prize. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Danville Public Library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) or visit www.knox.net.

Staff report