?In taking on Capote?s masterwork, Justin St. Germain has written nothing less than an essential reckoning with the entire American enterprise of nonfiction. His book changed forever how I see not only In Cold Blood, but also true crime and the limits of literary journalism. I learned so much. This should be required reading for both writers and readers of crime.??Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, author, The Fact Of A Body: A Murder And A Memoir
"Compelling literary analysis featuring a unique personal perspective on the material."?Kirkus
Truman Capote?s In Cold Blood is one of the best-selling American books of all time, and is credited with starting the popular literary true crime genre. In the latest volume in Ig?s acclaimed Bookmarked series, award-wining author Justin St. Germain writes about a trip he took to Holcomb, Kansas, the site of the Clutter murders In Cold Blood claims to be about. Within the story of the trip, St. Germain talks about his obsession with Capote?s classic, and its influence on the book he was writing at the time about his mother?s murder, which became his award-winning memoir, Son of A Gun.