Anorak | Madeleine McCann: Extracting The Extracts

Madeleine McCann: Extracting The Extracts

by | 10th, May 2011

THE Sun has extracted so much from Kate McCann’sMadeleine for its massive serialisation it’s a wonder there’s anything left worth reading. However, I do applaud the paper’s championing of the book – I guess they must have parted with more than £500k for the rights, perhaps more given the advertising campaignbehind it.

The case of missing Maddie has, like many other crime mysteries, drawn out the conspiracy theory trolls and armchair Rumpoles who imagine a question amounts to evidence. They were at it on Twitter last night, repeating baseless claims against the McCanns. Fantasists of this sort are not interested in forensic investigation or even the truth: they have a variety of agendas, and clinical personal issues, none of them much to do with Madeleine.

As for the book, out May 12, it is a highly emotional chronicle which I don’t think breaks any major new ground. It is amazing to read nonetheless that the incompetent Portuguese cops imputed guilt to Kate because she’d consulted a priest just after her daughter went missing. A sign of guilt, apparently. So what’s a practising Catholic supposed to do? She seems to have attracted vitriol over her failure to run around screaming and wailing like some soap opera banshee, disappointing the thirsty, tit-hardened sadists who live to slurp up other people’s tears.

The Sun is advertising the book at a ‘special’ price of £18 from its RRP of £20. Yet on Amazon you can get it for £9. The book’s earnings will be poured into the McCanns’ not-for-profit Fund – details here on their Find Madeleine site.

To buy a copy click here. – Madame Arcati

Extract: 1
Extract: 2
Extract: 3


Picture 2 of 14

Composite file e-fits of potential suspects which have built up since Madeleine McCann went missing two years ago. From left, a suspect described by Jane Tanner, one of the friends on holiday with the McCanns in May 2007, of a man walking with a child in his arms away from the holiday apartment where Madeleine was sleeping on the night she disappeared, image of a suspects face and a full length image made public in January last year based on a statement given by Gail Cooper, a British holidaymaker. Black and white computer-generated e-fits of two suspicious men seen hanging around Praia da Luz before Madeleine went missing which were released from official police files after Portuguese authorities shelved their investigation but which were never made public by detectives and a e-fit of a suspect released as part of a new TV documentary to mark the second anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance. The artist's impression shows a pock-marked and 'very ugly' man who appeared to be watching the apartment where the little girl was staying with her family on the day before she vanished.

Posted: 10th, May 2011 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann Comments (4) | TrackBack | Permalink