No Saints in Kansas

No Saints in Kansas

A gripping reimagining of Truman Capote?s In Cold Blood and the brutal murders that inspired it November is usually quiet in Holcomb, Kansas, but in 1959, the town is shattered by the quadruple murder of the Clutter family. Suspicion falls on Nancy Clutter?s boyfriend, Bobby Rupp, the last one to see them alive. New Yorker Carly Fleming, new to the small Midwestern town, is A gripping reimagining of Truman Capote?s In Cold Blood and the brutal murders that inspired it November ...

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Title:No Saints in Kansas
Author:Amy Brashear
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1616956836
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

No Saints in Kansas Reviews

  • Kelly
    May 10, 2017

    For the record, I love Truman Capote's writing and true crime in general. And a re-imagining of Capote's In Cold Blood (which itself is Capote's take on a real life 1950s-era murder) sounds like a cool idea to me. But the first few chapters of this were not very gripping. For reaso...

    Fans of Truman Capote and his infamous In Cold Blood may be intrigued by this new YA novel that fictionalizes how the teens in Holcomb reacted to the tragic events of the time. While it may seem like an interesting concept to focus on the teen perspective of the notorious Clutter famil...

    ?People always think highly of the dead when they?re dead. It?s definitely not how they thought of them when they were alive.? No Saints in Kansas is a reimagining of Truman Capote?s In Cold Blood. We follow Carly Flemming as she and the town come to grips with the grisly mu...

    It's all but impossible not to refer back to Capote's beautiful classic prose and storytelling (fact telling) in "In Cold Blood" and in fact brashear includes many clever references back to Capote's work but that isn't her focus. Her focus is to retell the story through a fellow teenag...

    1.5 STARS In 1959, the 4 members of the Clutter family were murdered. Truman Capote wrote the famous fictionalized non-fiction account, IN COLD BLOOD spawning a few movies and documentaries. **Factoid ?Nell? Harper Lee accompanied her friend Capote during the days following t...

    My (former?) friend and fellow librarian handed me this ARC, because she knows I am a fan of IN COLD BLOOD, and because she can?t read them all. I will NOT be recommending this book for purchase in our library. I question the amount of interest that the average teen will have in a...

    Unfortunately, this reads like a first draft, with poor pacing, poor plotting, and no character development or emotional arc at all. Readers who don't know IN COLD BLOOD will be bored to tears, and the historical accuracy, particularly when it comes to teens and how they interact and s...

  • Cynthia
    Sep 18, 2017

    For the record, I love Truman Capote's writing and true crime in general. And a re-imagining of Capote's In Cold Blood (which itself is Capote's take on a real life 1950s-era murder) sounds like a cool idea to me. But the first few chapters of this were not very gripping. For reaso...

    Fans of Truman Capote and his infamous In Cold Blood may be intrigued by this new YA novel that fictionalizes how the teens in Holcomb reacted to the tragic events of the time. While it may seem like an interesting concept to focus on the teen perspective of the notorious Clutter famil...

    ?People always think highly of the dead when they?re dead. It?s definitely not how they thought of them when they were alive.? No Saints in Kansas is a reimagining of Truman Capote?s In Cold Blood. We follow Carly Flemming as she and the town come to grips with the grisly mu...

    It's all but impossible not to refer back to Capote's beautiful classic prose and storytelling (fact telling) in "In Cold Blood" and in fact brashear includes many clever references back to Capote's work but that isn't her focus. Her focus is to retell the story through a fellow teenag...

  • Jen Ryland
    Nov 08, 2017

    For the record, I love Truman Capote's writing and true crime in general. And a re-imagining of Capote's In Cold Blood (which itself is Capote's take on a real life 1950s-era murder) sounds like a cool idea to me. But the first few chapters of this were not very gripping. For reaso...

  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Dec 23, 2017

    For the record, I love Truman Capote's writing and true crime in general. And a re-imagining of Capote's In Cold Blood (which itself is Capote's take on a real life 1950s-era murder) sounds like a cool idea to me. But the first few chapters of this were not very gripping. For reaso...

    Fans of Truman Capote and his infamous In Cold Blood may be intrigued by this new YA novel that fictionalizes how the teens in Holcomb reacted to the tragic events of the time. While it may seem like an interesting concept to focus on the teen perspective of the notorious Clutter famil...

    ?People always think highly of the dead when they?re dead. It?s definitely not how they thought of them when they were alive.? No Saints in Kansas is a reimagining of Truman Capote?s In Cold Blood. We follow Carly Flemming as she and the town come to grips with the grisly mu...

    It's all but impossible not to refer back to Capote's beautiful classic prose and storytelling (fact telling) in "In Cold Blood" and in fact brashear includes many clever references back to Capote's work but that isn't her focus. Her focus is to retell the story through a fellow teenag...

    1.5 STARS In 1959, the 4 members of the Clutter family were murdered. Truman Capote wrote the famous fictionalized non-fiction account, IN COLD BLOOD spawning a few movies and documentaries. **Factoid ?Nell? Harper Lee accompanied her friend Capote during the days following t...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Oct 08, 2017

    For the record, I love Truman Capote's writing and true crime in general. And a re-imagining of Capote's In Cold Blood (which itself is Capote's take on a real life 1950s-era murder) sounds like a cool idea to me. But the first few chapters of this were not very gripping. For reaso...

    Fans of Truman Capote and his infamous In Cold Blood may be intrigued by this new YA novel that fictionalizes how the teens in Holcomb reacted to the tragic events of the time. While it may seem like an interesting concept to focus on the teen perspective of the notorious Clutter famil...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Feb 26, 2017

    For the record, I love Truman Capote's writing and true crime in general. And a re-imagining of Capote's In Cold Blood (which itself is Capote's take on a real life 1950s-era murder) sounds like a cool idea to me. But the first few chapters of this were not very gripping. For reaso...

    Fans of Truman Capote and his infamous In Cold Blood may be intrigued by this new YA novel that fictionalizes how the teens in Holcomb reacted to the tragic events of the time. While it may seem like an interesting concept to focus on the teen perspective of the notorious Clutter famil...

    ?People always think highly of the dead when they?re dead. It?s definitely not how they thought of them when they were alive.? No Saints in Kansas is a reimagining of Truman Capote?s In Cold Blood. We follow Carly Flemming as she and the town come to grips with the grisly mu...

  • Laura Henderson
    Aug 14, 2017

    For the record, I love Truman Capote's writing and true crime in general. And a re-imagining of Capote's In Cold Blood (which itself is Capote's take on a real life 1950s-era murder) sounds like a cool idea to me. But the first few chapters of this were not very gripping. For reaso...

    Fans of Truman Capote and his infamous In Cold Blood may be intrigued by this new YA novel that fictionalizes how the teens in Holcomb reacted to the tragic events of the time. While it may seem like an interesting concept to focus on the teen perspective of the notorious Clutter famil...

    ?People always think highly of the dead when they?re dead. It?s definitely not how they thought of them when they were alive.? No Saints in Kansas is a reimagining of Truman Capote?s In Cold Blood. We follow Carly Flemming as she and the town come to grips with the grisly mu...

    It's all but impossible not to refer back to Capote's beautiful classic prose and storytelling (fact telling) in "In Cold Blood" and in fact brashear includes many clever references back to Capote's work but that isn't her focus. Her focus is to retell the story through a fellow teenag...

    1.5 STARS In 1959, the 4 members of the Clutter family were murdered. Truman Capote wrote the famous fictionalized non-fiction account, IN COLD BLOOD spawning a few movies and documentaries. **Factoid ?Nell? Harper Lee accompanied her friend Capote during the days following t...

    My (former?) friend and fellow librarian handed me this ARC, because she knows I am a fan of IN COLD BLOOD, and because she can?t read them all. I will NOT be recommending this book for purchase in our library. I question the amount of interest that the average teen will have in a...

    Unfortunately, this reads like a first draft, with poor pacing, poor plotting, and no character development or emotional arc at all. Readers who don't know IN COLD BLOOD will be bored to tears, and the historical accuracy, particularly when it comes to teens and how they interact and s...

    This is a marvelous book! As soon as I saw the synopsis for this book I had to get my hands on it! I am an avid fan of Truman Capote and love thriller type books. This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I had already known before I read this book who had murdered the Cl...

  • Fremom3
    Oct 12, 2017

    For the record, I love Truman Capote's writing and true crime in general. And a re-imagining of Capote's In Cold Blood (which itself is Capote's take on a real life 1950s-era murder) sounds like a cool idea to me. But the first few chapters of this were not very gripping. For reaso...

    Fans of Truman Capote and his infamous In Cold Blood may be intrigued by this new YA novel that fictionalizes how the teens in Holcomb reacted to the tragic events of the time. While it may seem like an interesting concept to focus on the teen perspective of the notorious Clutter famil...

    ?People always think highly of the dead when they?re dead. It?s definitely not how they thought of them when they were alive.? No Saints in Kansas is a reimagining of Truman Capote?s In Cold Blood. We follow Carly Flemming as she and the town come to grips with the grisly mu...

    It's all but impossible not to refer back to Capote's beautiful classic prose and storytelling (fact telling) in "In Cold Blood" and in fact brashear includes many clever references back to Capote's work but that isn't her focus. Her focus is to retell the story through a fellow teenag...

    1.5 STARS In 1959, the 4 members of the Clutter family were murdered. Truman Capote wrote the famous fictionalized non-fiction account, IN COLD BLOOD spawning a few movies and documentaries. **Factoid ?Nell? Harper Lee accompanied her friend Capote during the days following t...

    My (former?) friend and fellow librarian handed me this ARC, because she knows I am a fan of IN COLD BLOOD, and because she can?t read them all. I will NOT be recommending this book for purchase in our library. I question the amount of interest that the average teen will have in a...

  • Arrington (agirlandher_books) Moore
    Nov 04, 2017

    For the record, I love Truman Capote's writing and true crime in general. And a re-imagining of Capote's In Cold Blood (which itself is Capote's take on a real life 1950s-era murder) sounds like a cool idea to me. But the first few chapters of this were not very gripping. For reaso...

    Fans of Truman Capote and his infamous In Cold Blood may be intrigued by this new YA novel that fictionalizes how the teens in Holcomb reacted to the tragic events of the time. While it may seem like an interesting concept to focus on the teen perspective of the notorious Clutter famil...

    ?People always think highly of the dead when they?re dead. It?s definitely not how they thought of them when they were alive.? No Saints in Kansas is a reimagining of Truman Capote?s In Cold Blood. We follow Carly Flemming as she and the town come to grips with the grisly mu...

    It's all but impossible not to refer back to Capote's beautiful classic prose and storytelling (fact telling) in "In Cold Blood" and in fact brashear includes many clever references back to Capote's work but that isn't her focus. Her focus is to retell the story through a fellow teenag...

    1.5 STARS In 1959, the 4 members of the Clutter family were murdered. Truman Capote wrote the famous fictionalized non-fiction account, IN COLD BLOOD spawning a few movies and documentaries. **Factoid ?Nell? Harper Lee accompanied her friend Capote during the days following t...

    My (former?) friend and fellow librarian handed me this ARC, because she knows I am a fan of IN COLD BLOOD, and because she can?t read them all. I will NOT be recommending this book for purchase in our library. I question the amount of interest that the average teen will have in a...

    Unfortunately, this reads like a first draft, with poor pacing, poor plotting, and no character development or emotional arc at all. Readers who don't know IN COLD BLOOD will be bored to tears, and the historical accuracy, particularly when it comes to teens and how they interact and s...

    This is a marvelous book! As soon as I saw the synopsis for this book I had to get my hands on it! I am an avid fan of Truman Capote and love thriller type books. This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I had already known before I read this book who had murdered the Cl...

    This book lived up to many of my expectations of a retelling of the classic "In Cold Blood". Although I felt that some characters were less developed and could have been more integral to the plot, this was a great look at Holcomb, Kansas from the outside. Carly Fleming even reminded me...

    Let me start by saying that In Cold Blood is one of my all time favorite books. I was so excited that this was a young adult book teaching a new generation about this horrific crime and about such a classic book. I was a little let down though. I was not crazy about the narrator Carly....

  • Grace
    Oct 16, 2017

    For the record, I love Truman Capote's writing and true crime in general. And a re-imagining of Capote's In Cold Blood (which itself is Capote's take on a real life 1950s-era murder) sounds like a cool idea to me. But the first few chapters of this were not very gripping. For reaso...

    Fans of Truman Capote and his infamous In Cold Blood may be intrigued by this new YA novel that fictionalizes how the teens in Holcomb reacted to the tragic events of the time. While it may seem like an interesting concept to focus on the teen perspective of the notorious Clutter famil...

    ?People always think highly of the dead when they?re dead. It?s definitely not how they thought of them when they were alive.? No Saints in Kansas is a reimagining of Truman Capote?s In Cold Blood. We follow Carly Flemming as she and the town come to grips with the grisly mu...

    It's all but impossible not to refer back to Capote's beautiful classic prose and storytelling (fact telling) in "In Cold Blood" and in fact brashear includes many clever references back to Capote's work but that isn't her focus. Her focus is to retell the story through a fellow teenag...

    1.5 STARS In 1959, the 4 members of the Clutter family were murdered. Truman Capote wrote the famous fictionalized non-fiction account, IN COLD BLOOD spawning a few movies and documentaries. **Factoid ?Nell? Harper Lee accompanied her friend Capote during the days following t...

    My (former?) friend and fellow librarian handed me this ARC, because she knows I am a fan of IN COLD BLOOD, and because she can?t read them all. I will NOT be recommending this book for purchase in our library. I question the amount of interest that the average teen will have in a...

    Unfortunately, this reads like a first draft, with poor pacing, poor plotting, and no character development or emotional arc at all. Readers who don't know IN COLD BLOOD will be bored to tears, and the historical accuracy, particularly when it comes to teens and how they interact and s...

    This is a marvelous book! As soon as I saw the synopsis for this book I had to get my hands on it! I am an avid fan of Truman Capote and love thriller type books. This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I had already known before I read this book who had murdered the Cl...

    This book lived up to many of my expectations of a retelling of the classic "In Cold Blood". Although I felt that some characters were less developed and could have been more integral to the plot, this was a great look at Holcomb, Kansas from the outside. Carly Fleming even reminded me...