In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Kansas is a city in mid Western US, many people, including herb Clutter( who is a wealthy farmer), and has around 18 farmlands under him, he was a respected personality, people didn’t get tired of praising him all the while, believed in fair treatment and also use to give good amount of salary and other perks. His two daughters Beverly and Eveanna who were mature enough to live on their own had started lives on their own. Other two Nancy and Kenyon were studying in high school. His wife was paralyzed and was into depression, along with other things, post daughter’s birth.
Two prisoners were recently freed from the prison from the State prison of Kansa, Perry Edward Smith along with Richard Eugene “Dick” Hickock, had been in prison for a robbery and murders in the wee hours of November 15th, 1959.
One of their partners in crime Hickock’s, Floyd Wells had been associated with Herb Clutter and he told Hickock about Clutter keeping a large amount of money in a locker. Hickock planned an idea to steal the locker and start afresh in Mexico. The plan was perfect. Later But, the funny part was that there was no safe / locker with Herb, as he did all his business dealing by check.