Oak Harbor Publishing
P. O. Box 270458
Louisville, CO 80027
Stokes McMillan
Reviews and Testimonials
One Night Of Madness
“As difficult as it is to assimilate the horrors of this story, … I thank Stokes McMillan for
writing "One Night of Madness." …McMillan told a story that had to be told.” Jackson Free
Press, March 24, 2010.

[McMillan’s] approach to such torrid history of his childhood home was brutally honest—as
it should be—but compassionate and true to the people. He made history live, and this
reader will always remember his effort.” The Internet Review of Books, May 2010.

“…a gripping story…’One Night of Madness’ engages readers’ interest early and keeps
them turning pages until its end. Those who like true crime stories or modern American
history will want to read this book.”
Galveston, Texas. The Daily News, Feb. 21, 2010

“…a superb recounting of the lead up to a crime, the crime itself, and the aftermath.  Stokes
McMillan has produced a fine book. He has a good eye for important detail… Best of all, this
is a page turner but more: it is a reminder of … one small step toward racial fairness.”
Columbus, Miss. The Dispatch, Feb. 7, 2010

“Anyone who hopes to understand Mississippi knows that race relations resist easy
explanations and that certain stories of good and evil need to be told and retold even when
it takes generations for the right storyteller to appear. “One Night of Madness” by Stokes
McMillan exemplifies both these truths. McMillan tells a story that could have been invented
by William Faulkner.”
Biloxi, Miss. Sun Herald Jan. 30, 2010

“After spending several years doing research and interviews, [McMillan] put together what
is, in my opinion, a great piece of non-fiction...a page turner…highly entertaining…”
McComb, Miss. Enterprise-Journal, Jan. 26, 2010

“This book is something movies are created around. Murder, poverty, families torn apart in
a small rural community in Mississippi.”  
Kosciusko, Miss. Star-Herald, Dec. 3, 2009

“One Night of Madness recounts in chilling coherent detail the entire story of the senseless
slayings…  Hollywood couldn't write a better script…”
Jackson, Miss. Clarion-Ledger, Dec. 25, 2009

“...simply fascinating. I started this morning when I got the book and did not put it down
until I finished it….an absolutely fantastic work....”
Kevin Brunt

“I just finished reading your book and thought it was amazing.  The detail in which you
profile those involved was great.  I think it would make an excellent movie.”
Matt Williams

“My daddy… gave me my copy of your book yesterday afternoon and I just finished it! Just
wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it.”
Kay Hutchison Robertson

“I haven't been able to put your book down since I started it last night.  Let me just say that I
have never been so touched by the printed word.”
Breck Frazure"

’One Night of Madness’ is a book that I highly recommend. …reading the book was a spell-
binding experience, one that I will not forget.”
Janice Tracy, Mississippi Memories blog, 12/19/09

“It was awesome. I couldn't put it down. I stayed up all night reading it.”
Jack Keene

“I started reading it yesterday and didn't put it down until I finished it!  Great book!”  
Mike Curtis

“I am getting nothing done at home, for this book is so powerfully written, that is all I can do
- read - read - read!!!”
Jane Bingham Alderman

"One Night Of Madness" is a masterpiece!  ...someone needs to make a movie!"
Mitch Sawyer

“…your book was awesome!  I really enjoyed reading it.”
Christy Buddington

"What a wonderful piece of work."
Ina Rigby

“A great work.  … couldn't put the book down until I finished reading it.”
Johnny Belk

“I have never been so gripped by a book in my life. Absolutely awesome writing.”
Brad Robertson

“The book is incredible!!  Your account of the night of the murders is so vivid that it gave
me nightmares… I didn't want the book to end.  I even devoured the footnotes.” Diane Quick

“I found it so compelling, so dark, and so wonderfully written and composed that I set aside
my own novel-in-progress to devour every word. What a story!”
Dan Anderson

“Thanks for enriching my life with this most fascinating story. I have never read a book that
fast.” Kevin R. Smith, M.D.

“…another GREAT book by a Southern author”
Carolyn Terry

“Completed in less than 24 hours...  Picked it up couldn't put it down.  Very sad story but
wonderful read.”
James Nunn

“…simply fascinating. I am reading it now for the second time.  Great, great book.”
Bill Terry

“Thank you for such an awesome book.” John Harvey

“…just read your book the first book to finish in 35 yrs (sic)” Clint Walker

“I found your book fascinating! You did an excellent job with an interesting subject…” Jack
Reed Sr.

“I have just finished your book, having started it last evening and finding myself unable to
put it down. I was loaned the book…by a close friend. He warned I'd lose sleep. I did; it's
past 4 AM as I write this.” James W. Harris III
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