We selected an author from the past, Truman Capote and his novel, “In Cold Blood”. Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, recently released from prison kill the Clutter family in cold blood, they did not know any member of the Clutter family, a fellow prison mate told of working for them and they were well off and had a safe in the house. Pery and Richard didn’t investigate the Clutter family or they would have known that Mr. Clutter did not carry cash and there was not a safe.
Capote describes the Clutter family in such great detail you feel as if you know them. In fact, Capote is very wordy, many details are repeated from different perspectives, citizens, sheriff, lawyers and the criminals themselves.
One of the discussions was if novel written now with modern technology and forensics tests would it be gorier or just longer.
Stop by the LeRoy Public Library (324-5641) pick up a criminal mystery or ask about joining a book club.