I'm currently reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Published in 1966 it is considered my many to be Capote's crowning achievement.
On November 15, 1959 the peaceful town of Holcomb, Kansas was shattered by four shotgun blasts. Blasts that killed Herb Clutter, his wife, and two teenaged children. Blasts that forever changed the town. There appeared to be no motive. The Clutters were one of the towns most respected families. Herb was a hardworking farmer who was fair to his employees. The children were well liked and active in the community. Who could have done such a thing? And why? In Cold Blood is the story of the murders, the murderers, and what happened afterward.