And Every Word Is True: Newfound Evidence Reveals Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" Is Not the End of the Story.

Narrated by: Gary McAvoy, Ronald Nye
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
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Truman Capote’s best-selling book In Cold Blood has captivated worldwide audiences for over 50 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 meticulously lays out a vivid and startling new view of the investigation, one that will keep listeners on the edges of their seats as they pick up where Capote left off.

Even listeners new to the story will find themselves drawn into a spellbinding forensic investigation that sounds like a thriller, adding new perspectives to the classic tale of an iconic American crime. Sixty years after news of the 1959 Clutter murders took the world stage, And Every Word Is True pulls back the curtain for a suspenseful encore to the true story of In Cold Blood.

©2019 Gary McAvoy (P)2019 Gary McAvoy

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Perfect and Amazing

I had heard Mr McAvoy on a podcast and was intrigued. Amazing story. Amazing retelling of a story we thought we knew. Almost lost story. Thanks to Agent Nye and Ronald Nye for saving the info and Gary McAvoy for fighting for our right to learn. You have told the real story of the Clutter family murders. It’s all here. Thanks again.

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Great work!

As a best selling author, journalist and radio show host I know how much of not only your time and work it takes to put together a book, but also the emotional drain throughout the years to get that book finished. It's work outside of the box, it's a true story of what happens to somebody that finds evidence after the case was finished and put to rest, so it's not polished or formulated like a lot of true crime books, that helps you feel for the writer enough to understand his motions. The read parts by Ronald Nye is a great added feature as you can hear the truth in his voice.

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not worth reading,no new info

after i realized this was more of a story of a lawsuit against kansas,struggled to finish. absolutely NO new info at all,no description of what new found material contains,if anything at all.if you know the in cold blood story theres nothing new.complete waste of time and money

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  • Norma Miles
  • 07-04-20

Blame often falls to a scapgoat.

Almost fifty years after Truman Capote attended the hangings of Richard 'Dick' Hickock and Perry Smith for the murders of the Clutter family, author Gary McAvoy was asked by the son of one of the lead Kansas investigators on the case to find buyers for his father's notebooks. Harold Nye, then a special agent of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, had kept meticulous personal notes of his own thoughts and observations as well as case fi!es, photos and the signed first editions of Capote,s book, In Cold Blood, he'd been given. After his death, Ronald Nye rescued them from the destruction his mother had intended and, relucantly, hoped to raise money from their sale in order to help his sick ex wife. But after the publicity for the auction had been posted and an healthy interest generated, the KBI opposed the sale, trying to unlawfully seize the documents. Why? What did they not w ant discovered. Written in a presentation not unlike Capote's own, doubts are raised about the veracity of aspects of the story which, although claimed to be a novel, was nevertheless held by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation as the definitive, and accurate, report of the killings and subsequent pursuit of the perpetrators. Not quite as thrilling as Capote's original, brilliant book, And Every Word is True, is still a fascinating story which does pose interesting questions. The author, Gary McAvoy, narrates his book well, with just occasional fractional hesitations, with good clarity, expression and intonation. He is easy to listen to and well paced, with some additional comments inserted by Ronald Nye, son of the KBI agent, Harold, who also reads well and clearly. In no way does this book diminish Truman Capote's masterpiece but it does throw further light on both the attitudes of the place and politics of the time. Well worth reading, but not until after In Cold Blood.

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  • C. Hunter
  • 10-27-19

Unmissable for true crime enthusiasts

Eye-opening new information about the Kansas Clutter family murders. Umissable for Truman Capote fans and true crime enthusiasts.