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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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(Day 17 - #Criminal)

*It was absolutely criminal—what Perry Smith (center left, with Capote) and Richard Hickock (bottom left) did to the Clutter family (top right, Herb & Bonnie, parents; center right, son, Kenyon; bottom right, daughter, Nancy) in 1959. When Truman Capote (bottom center) and Harper Lee traveled to Holcomb, Kansas to report on the murders, the result was “In Cold Blood” which, arguably, started the true-crime genre.

gradcat Clutter family home is pictured top left. Photo taken in 2000. 1h
Cathythoughts A book that made a lasting impact on me ... I reread it last year .... 1h
gradcat @Cathythoughts It scared me so much when I first read it (I think I was twelve? Maybe thirteen?), that I didn‘t sleep well for months! So scary...and the movie affected me the same way! 1h
Cathythoughts I didn‘t know there was a movie. I‘m not sure I could watch .... 1h
Samplergal This was a favorite as a teenager. I think I‘ve read it at least 6 times in my lifetime. Capote changed a whole genre with this book. So wonderful. 1h
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Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders | Terry Sullivan, Peter Maiken

This book was amazing, couldn‘t put it down


Good book! Honesty was great!

Hell's Princess | Harold Schechter
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“I‘ve been a bad, bad girl
I‘ve been careless with a delicate man”

Belle Gunness fully embodies the lyrics to #Criminal . She murdered and butchered countless men. It wasn‘t until she was killed in a fire that her crime spree was unveiled...in her pig pen.

I found this a fascinating book on a woman serial killer, & with each turned page, the story kept getting more bizarre. I‘ve used this for past challenges, but had to share again. #LilithJuly

Cinfhen And I‘m still just as intrigued!!! 9h
KarenUK Perfect choice 👌💕 8h
Mowen036 I only live like an hour away from where she lived! No one really ever talks about it. 7h
Balibee146 I have this and now moving up tbr 👆👍 6h
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#LilithJuly This previous #BOTM was a true crime thriller that seemed too crazy to be true. Paul Calder Le Roux—a reclusive programmer turned #criminal genius taunted the FBI with his brazen online activities that included selling prescription drugs ( without legit prescriptions) weapons, mercenaries and a host of other illegal schemes. Totally mind boggling and made for a wild read. I just had a hard time keeping up with all the “players” 🤯

Megabooks When I first saw his picture, I was like THAT‘S what he looks like?!? 9h
KarenUK Wow, this sounds crazy, and fascinating! 8h
8little_paws This book was so well written 7h
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I very rarely watch films, never mind book adaptations, but I think this is one occasion where I preferred the film over the book... 😱

TrishB I don‘t know the book or the film! I‘m not a big film watcher either! 12h
erzascarletbookgasm I didn‘t know there‘s a book but I did enjoy the film! 👍 12h
Cathythoughts I havnt seen it read. I think it was showing on an airplane I was on once ... but I remember being too tired to watch or read .... will look out for it though 👍🏻♥️ 10h
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Caroline2 I‘m a big film buff and I loved this one. 😍 10h
KarenUK Such a crazy story.... 9h
Cinfhen Leo!! 9h
Ash.on.the.line I preferred the film as well. 7h
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I‘ve been chipping away at this non-fiction. I have no idea why, but I‘m really digging historical crime non-fiction right now. Also makes me glad to be alive now 😬

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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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Yet another book about child molestation and its impact on the rest of a child‘s life. Marzano feels a connection between her own youth, that of phedophile and murderer Ricky Langley and the mother of the child he killed, which led to his conviction. She wants to understand what has driven them to be able to deal with her own past.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Louisiana
(Pic: Crater Lake, Oregon)

arubabookwoman You‘re as far north as Crater Lake?? Are you coming as far north as Washington state (Seattle)? 18h
Hooked_on_books Hey, I recognize that lake! If you‘re still there and haven‘t seen it, there‘s a great video at the visitors‘ center that isn‘t right at the rim. It talks about how the lake formed from Mount Mazama. 18h
Kalalalatja Stunning photo! 15h
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Megabooks Wow!! Amazing!! 14h
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman I‘d love to see Seattle but it‘s too far north this time. We‘ll be going west from here. 14h
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books Too late! But the Lake is stunning. Do you live nearby? 14h
AbigailDays Wow, that's beautiful! Crater Lake has been on my bucket list for ages. Can't wait to see more of your pictures! 14h
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB Not anymore. I lived in Grants Pass, not terribly far from there, for 3 years and northern Oregon for another 6, so if you‘re headed to the Cannon Beach/Astoria area, I can give you tips. And if you‘re going to Portland, you MUST go to Powell‘s. I live in Hawaii now. 🌴🌺 14h
CarolynM 😍Gorgeous! 11h
Cathythoughts Stunning view ✨ 10h
Henrik_Madsen What a stunning view - and the book sounds interesting too. 9h
ValerieAndBooks My family and I camped at Crater Lake when I was young 😊 1h
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A Death in Belmont | Sebastian Junger
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A riveting book about the Boston Strangler and how a career criminal named Roy Smith was wrongly convicted for these crimes.

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2847693886

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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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Still about Bad Blood 😅 I realized that the book focused mainly on how bad Holmes and Theranos management was (yeah, we get it - they were horrible!). It would be nicer if the book focused more on Carreyrou‘s investigation process, just like the story about how Boston Globe‘s Spotlight team uncovered child sex abuse cases by Roman Catholic priests. That‘d be nice!

squirrelbrain I thought that some more about his investigation would have been really interesting, but it seemed as though many of his sources wanted or needed to remain anonymous so maybe it would have been difficult to write about in any detail without compromising someone? 1d
Kimberlone Have you watched the HBO documentary The Inventor yet? Carreyrou is featured in the film and he explains how he becomes involved in investigating Theranos 19h
sisilia @squirrelbrain Yeah, he had to protect his sources 19h
sisilia @Kimberlone I‘m going to watch that soon 😃 19h
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