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Madeleine McCann: Selling Books

by | 29th, June 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann has become the benchmark for all mention of paedos and missing children in fact and fiction. After Ben Affleck’s film, the press now has books by Irvine Welsh and Catherine O’Flynn to conjure with…

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: “’What Was Lost’ by Catherine O’Flynn: Masterful mystery draws shivers with tale of missing girl”

It is no great surprise that in 2007, when Britain was obsessed with the Madeleine McCann case, a novel about a missing child should resonate with readers there. What Was Lost won Catherine O’Flynn the prestigious Costa First Novel Award and made her the British book trade’s “Newcomer of the Year.”

IRISH HERALD: “Maddie link put Welsh’s new book on hold”

TRAINSPOTTING author Irvine Welsh has revealed that he stopped writing his new book ‘Crime’ after Madeleine McCann went missing because of similarities between the case and the plotline of his story.

The writer said his book nearly didn’t happen because he was unnerved by the coincidence. His book tells the story of Detective Inspector Ray Lennox who goes to Florida to escape from a horrifying child murder case in Scotland.

But while there he ends up trying to save a young girl from a paedophile ring.

“When Madeleine McCann disappeared I just stopped writing ‘Crime’. It just seemed too horrible to go on,” said Welsh.

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