There were many great books published in the 1960s, but my absolute favourite is Truman Capote’s 'In Cold Blood'
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences (1965), was inspired by a 300-word article that ran on page 39 of The New York Times on November 16, 1959. The story described the unexplained murder of the Clutter family in rural Holcomb, Kansas.
Fascinated by this brief news item, Capote traveled with Harper Lee to Holcomb and visited the scene of the massacre. Over the course of the next few years, he became acquainted with everyone involved in the investigation and most of the residents of the small town. Rather than taking notes during interviews, Capote committed conversations to memory and immediately wrote quotes as soon as an interview ended. He claimed his memory retention for verbatim conversations had been tested at “over 90%”. Lee made inroads into the community by befriending the wives of those Capote wanted to interview.