The Devil You Know: the crime they said "could not happen here"
by Judith A. Yates
Bradley "Brad" Maddux was an innocent, 12 year old boy who loved his family, racing his dirt bike, and doing errands for neighbors. He was the all-American kid who played baseball and had a paper route. He never touched drugs or cigarettes, did not enjoy alcohol. "Brad," says one of his best friends, "was an angel." But one night the devil crossed Brad's path, in the guise of a trusted friend, and the small town where Brad lived and played was dropped to its knees when the truth came to light.
This book was written with the complete assistance of Bradley's friends, family, and the investigating officers who pursued and arrested the perpetrator. Thousands of hours of research were invested to ensure the story is correct and true. For Brad.
A portion of book proceeds benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer, as chosen by the Maddux family, in Brad's name.
"The Devil You Know" by Judith A. Yates is a WINNER of the 2014
Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award in the category of Nonfiction: True Crime.
The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ honors the best books in North America within the past year, both fiction and nonfiction.
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More praise for "The Devil You Know" ...
"True Crime Uncensored" has been called "the best true crime radio program on the air" hosted by true crime author & Edgar Award winner Burl Barer. He called this book "Interesting ... brilliant ... amazing research and well-written. One of the best-written true crime books I've read in a long time. I was so impressed." Hear the interview with author Judith Yates HERE on MP3.
"The Missing & Exploited" blogtalkradio says, "(The perpetrator) was just a monster in waiting ... it was a horrific crime. Young Brad deserves his story to be told." Hear the interview with author Judith Yates HERE.
My article, along with a petition signed by my readers, was taken to the Governor requesting Brad's murderer be denied clemency. I am proud to say it helped in the decision to DENY. Brad's murderer continues to stay behind bars.
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(Photos above courtesy the Maddux family unless otherwise noted)