In Cold Blood


how does Capote describe the town of Holcomb? why might Holcomb be an attractive venue for criminals?

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Capote describes the agricultural town as a sleepy close-knit community. They go to church and they are relatively free of crime. The neighbors trust each other’s and doors often remain unlocked at night. This sense of assurance, calm, and trust makes Holcomb attractive for criminals. Nobody expects crime, especially a crime of such severity. Dick and Perry don't even have to break into the Clutter house: the door is unlocked.