By Tanner Stransky
Updated August 31, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

When the ghosts of the Clutter family from In Cold Blood literally come calling, a near-death Truman Capote reaches out to estranged writer pal Nelle Harper Lee for help in Capote in Kansas.

Vérité Moment
At one point, Kim Powers plausibly implies that Capote himself started the rumors that he was the real author of Lee’s venerable To Kill a Mockingbird.

Lowdown
Powers astutely summons the intense sorrow behind a life-long friendship gone awry. B

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