No saints in Kansas / Amy Brashear.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: In Holcomb, Kansas, in 1959 the Clutter family is murdered and Carly Fleming, recently arrived from New York, inserts herself into the investigation, along with New Yorker writer Truman Capote.
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    • ABNT:
      BRASHEAR, A. No saints in Kansas. [s. l.]: Soho Teen, 2017. ISBN 9781616956837. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Brashear A. No Saints in Kansas. Soho Teen; 2017. Accessed September 29, 2020.
    • APA:
      Brashear, A. (2017). No saints in Kansas. Soho Teen.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brashear, Amy. 2017. No Saints in Kansas. Soho Teen.
    • Harvard:
      Brashear, A. (2017) No saints in Kansas. Soho Teen. Available at: (Accessed: 29 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brashear, A 2017, No saints in Kansas, Soho Teen, viewed 29 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Brashear, Amy. No Saints in Kansas. Soho Teen, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brashear, Amy. No Saints in Kansas. Soho Teen, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brashear A. No saints in Kansas [Internet]. Soho Teen; 2017 [cited 2020 Sep 29]. Available from:


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Spring

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 Blood[cf1]. Outsider Carly Fleming, convinced that teen Nancy Clutter's boyfriend is innocent, becomes involved in the murder investigation (meeting Capote in the process). Although the premise is intriguing, there's no clear reason for Carly's involvement and no fact-versus-fiction contextualization is provided. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 October #2

In this odd take on Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, a fictional friend to victim Nancy Clutter launches her own investigation to solve the Clutter family murder. Narrator Carly Fleming's difficult relationship with Nancy, whom she secretly tutored but never quite befriended, and her status as a New York City transplant to insular Holcomb, Kans., make her an outsider from the start. Eventually, her prying also turns her into a suspect. Carly's murky emotional connection to the Clutters makes her a puzzling choice to focus on, as well as an unreliable narrator who is trying awfully hard to get Nancy to like her. Debut author Brashear assembles all the right elements for a gripping murder mystery, but the treatment of the brutal true crime through such a hazy fictional lens borders on crass, even taking into account criticisms of the truthfulness of Capote's account in In Cold Blood. Drawing in real-life characters, including Capote and a pre-presidential John F. Kennedy as a convenient friend of the Flemings, further muddies the waters between fact and fiction. Ages 14–up. Agent: John Cusick, Folio Literary Management. (Nov.)

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