In Cold Blood
Truman Capote's true account of a vicious multiple killing, abridged by Fiona McAlpine.
Read by Kerry Shale and Ed Stoppard.The honest and hard-working Clutter family are going about their business, tragically unaware that this is the last day of their lives.
Herb Clutter signs an insurance policy and his daughter Nancy spends the evening with her boyfriend.
The two murderers Perry and Smith eat a huge meal in preparation for the night's work ahead.
The bodies of the Clutter family are found lying where they were shot.
The whole town of Holcomb is in a state of shock.
Detective Alvin Dewey heads up the case in Holcomb whilst the murderers go on a spending spree using dud cheques.
The murderers Dick and Perry have escaped to Mexico and are livng the high life.
But their money is quickly running out.
The detectives get their first lead when a former prison cell mate hears a radio broadcast about the murders and makes a connection.
Dick and Perry return to Kansas in the hope of committing further robberies.
Despite being spotted, they elude capture, but their luck is about to run out.
The murderers are picked up and the lengthy interview process begins.
Finally, a vital clue emerges.
The detectives play their trump card and pressurise Dick and Perry in the hope of obtaining a confession.
Dick and Perry are sentenced to death.
Their last days are spent in the Kansas State execution wing.
Read by Kerry Shale and Ed Stoppard.