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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Harper's Lee's Unsigned Magazine Piece For 'Grapevine' That Inspired 'In Cold Blood' By Truman Capote

Harper Lee's Article for FBI Magazine on Infamous Killings Found (+Video)

Biographer of To Kill a Mockingbird author finds unsigned piece on quadruple murder at centre of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood

Dalya Alberge | April 25, 2016

The discovery of an earlier manuscript from the US novelist Harper Lee was the publishing sensation of last year but now her biographer, Charles J Shields, believes he has found another previously unknown Lee text – a feature article about a notorious real-life quadruple murder.
The piece was written for the March 1960 issue of the Grapevine, a magazine for FBI professionals, just months before she was to publish her classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. It was unsigned, but Shields’s detective work uncovered evidence which appears to confirm its true authorship.


"This is the newspaper article that appeared the day the Clutters were discovered." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Harper Lee: Article on In Cold Blood murders allegedly by To Kill A Mockingbird author surfaces online. Lee's biographer links author to an article in The Grapevine. April 25, 2016) and (Found: Harper Lee Article for FBI Magazine on Kansas Murders. April 26, 2016)>

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