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Who is Mr. Frederick Johnson in "In Cold Blood"?
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- Capote provides the text of a letter to Smith written and signed by Barbara and Frederic.
- Capote indicates to readers that he will refer to Barbara as Mrs. Frederic Johnson.
Frederic Johnson (note the correct spelling of the first name) is the brother-in-law of Perry Smith, one of the two men convicted of murdering four members of the Clutter family. His wife, Barbara, was Smith's only surviving sibling.
He is mentioned twice:
(In the latter instance, Capote may be implying that "Johnson" is not the couple's last name, perhaps to protect their true identity.)
Posted by urthona on July 10, 2008 at 3:29 AM (Answer #1)
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