And Every Word Is True

And Every Word Is True


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Truman Capote’s bestselling book “In Cold Blood” has captivated worldwide audiences for over fifty years. It is a gripping story about the consequences of a trivial robbery gone terribly wrong in a remote village of western Kansas.

But what if robbery was not the motive at all, but something more sinister? And why would the Kansas Bureau of Investigation press the Attorney General to launch a ruthless four-year legal battle to prevent fresh details of the State’s most famous crime from being made public, so many years after the case had been solved?

Based on stunning new details discovered in the personal journals and archives of former KBI Director Harold Nye—and corroborated by letters written by Richard Hickock, one of the killers on Death Row—“And Every Word Is True” (Literati Editions, March 2019) meticulously lays out a vivid and startling new view of the investigation, one that will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they pick up where Capote left off. Even readers new to the story will find themselves drawn into a spellbinding forensic investigation that reads like a thriller, adding new interpretations to the classic tale of an iconic American crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990837619
Publisher: Empraxis LLC DBA Literati Editions
Publication date: 03/18/2019
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 289,667
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Gary McAvoy is a veteran technology executive, entrepreneur, and lifelong writer. For several years he was also a literary media escort in Seattle, during which time he worked with hundreds of authors promoting their books-most notably Dr. Jane Goodall, with whom Gary later collaborated on "Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating" (Hachette, 2005).

Gary is also a professional collector of rare literary manuscripts and historical letters and books, a passion that sparked the intriguing discoveries leading up to his latest book, "And Every Word Is True" (Literati Editions, March 2019), a revealing look at startling new disclosures about the investigation surrounding the 1959 Clutter family murders, heinous crimes chillingly portrayed in Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood." "And Every Word Is True" pulls back the curtain for a suspenseful encore to Capote's classic tale, adding new perspectives to an iconic American crime.

Table of Contents


The background of events leading up to discovery of the Nye Archives and its provocative contents, shedding new light on the 1959 Clutter murder investigation.


Introduction to Truman Capote’s book “In Cold Blood” and how that author began his work on the Clutter murders, culminating in his publication of a classic in American literature. Includes a brief synopsis of “In Cold Blood.”


How the author came to acquire the Nye Archives in the normal course of his business, and discovery of materials and new information related to the Clutter murder investigation.


The State of Kansas learns about the pending sale of the Nye Archives and instigates a lawsuit; the extraordinary efforts the State went to in efforts to suppress publication.


A primer on the history of factual discrepancies found in “In Cold Blood,” and a review of significant investigative evidence that appears to have been overlooked.


Brief sketches of principal characters involved in the story, including their suspicions about motives for the crimes.


A deep dive into the previously unpublished Richard Hickock letters and Nye Archives, presenting evidence that lends itself to reconsideration of events as told by Capote in “In Cold Blood.”


Presenting contradictory examples of how the State of Kansas appears to be concealing elements of the Clutter investigation while lauding its handling of the Clutter investigation.


Presenting a review of the new evidence and resulting hypotheses.


An in-depth review of the court case brought by the State of Kansas, and the judge’s final ruling in favor of the Defendants; Ron Nye’s final thoughts about his family.

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