No Saints in Kansas

By BRASHEAR, Amy

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ISBN
9781616956837
Publisher
Soho Teen


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2017  |  Middle School

Gr 9 Up—The author spent much of her childhood near the scene of the infamous Clutter murders from Holcomb, KS, of 1959. Brashear's proposition: What if Truman Capote's In Cold Blood didn't tell the whole story? This fresh take offers a different approach, starring a fictional teen protagonist, Carly Fleming, who was friends with one of the victims. A determined yet naive Carly goes into amateur sleuth mode. Unfortunately, her investigations amount to nothing but trouble with law enforcement. Fans of the source material will not be moved...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on June 1, 2018

Debut novelist Brashear offers up a fictional retelling of the 1959 Clutter family murders in Holcomb, Kansas, that inspired Truman Capote's [cf2]In Cold B...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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