The purpose of this site is for information and a record of Gerry McCann's Blog Archives. As most people will appreciate GM deleted all past blogs from the official website. Hopefully this Archive will be helpful to anyone who is interested in Justice for Madeleine Beth McCann. Many Thanks, Pamalam

Note: This site does not belong to the McCanns. It belongs to Pamalam. If you wish to contact the McCanns directly, please use the contact/email details    

'A Verdade Da Mentira', 'The Truth Of The Lie' (3) - Word Spreads *

Gonçalo Amaral's book 'A Verdade da Mentira', 'Maddie: The Truth Of The Lie', continues its publication throughout Europe...

But not in the UK.

Detective set to publish McCann book in Britain, 16 November 2008
Detective set to publish McCann book in Britain The Independent
Portuguese officer who led the search for Madeleine says his account defends the honour of his team
By Thais Portilho-Shrimpton
Sunday, 16 November 2008
A controversial best-selling account of the hunt for Madeleine McCann by the Portuguese detective who led the investigation is expected to be published in the UK soon, according to its author.
Speaking exclusively to The Independent on Sunday, Goncalo Amaral denied cashing in on the tragic disappearance of the three-year-old but said he was determined to restore his reputation, which "had been torn to shreds" by unfair and inaccurate media reports.
The book, Maddie: The Truth about the Lie, has already sold an estimated 180,000 copies in Europe, and Mr Amaral's representatives are trying find a British publisher. The McCanns said last night that they would scrutinise any British publication with a view to possible legal action.
Madeleine went missing on 3 May 2007, days before her fourth birthday, from a holiday apartment in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz as her parents dined at a nearby restaurant. In the Portuguese edition of his book, Mr Amaral says he believes she died in a "tragic accident" in the Mark Warner holiday flat where she was left to sleep the night she disappeared.
Mr Amaral was removed from the investigation in October 2007 after criticising British police officers. Nine months later the Portuguese authorities closed the investigation and lifted the arguido [suspect] label from Madeleine's parents.
The book's publisher, Mario Sena Lopes, said there was now an English version of Mr Amaral's book and he was negotiating a UK deal. He said several publishers were interested and he was confident the British public would soon be able to read the book.
Mr Amaral said: "I received numerous messages of support and solidarity since being taken off the case, including from the UK – messages that also motivated me to tell people what I knew about the Maddie case. I am positive that there's also a section of the public eager to know the truth.
"People can form their opinion without the manipulation that we have seen before."
He said his only regret was failing to carry out a reconstruction of the events soon after Madeleine vanished but claims he was put under "serious pressure" not to. He insisted this was the only failure in a "perfect" text-book investigation.
Asked whether he thought Madeleine was dead, he said: "It is not just my opinion. A whole team of Portuguese and British investigators came to that conclusion last year, and this is part of the files. I have never said the couple killed their daughter and this is not my belief. Deaths may happen for natural reasons, accident or intervention by a third party."
He said he was unperturbed by the threat of any legal action from the McCann family. "There is no reason for that. The details exposed in the book are facts, happenings and objective data which figure in the process and not lies, as they have been described in the press."
He denied he was profiting from the tragic case. "The biggest thing I achieved with this book was to defend my honour and that of those who worked with me. The way I see it, you cannot put a price on dignity. The other objective of the book is to contribute to the search for the truth."
Mr Amaral added that he is now considering legal action against a number of British media outlets. The "excessive" publicity the case attracted was a "double-edged sword: on one hand it makes the disappearance known, but on the other hand it puts the life of the missing person in jeopardy," he insisted. "I demanded from my superiors, they stand up for the investigators faced with attacks by the media, but that never happened. This was one of the reasons that led me later on to hand in my resignation so I could regain my freedom of speech and write the book."
Clarence Mitchell, a spokesman for the McCanns, said last night: "Lawyers for Kate and Gerry have been aware of what Mr Amaral has been alleging for some time. What he has said and written before now is grossly defamatory of them.
"If he chooses to publish them in Britain those words will be studied intensely carefully and they will not hesitate to act if they are defamatory."

Maddie: "Truth of the Lie" on Her Majesty's soil?, 17 November 2008
Maddie: "Truth of the Lie" on Her Majesty's soil? Câmara de Comuns
By Paulo Sargento,
Forensic psychologist, university professor and author
17 November 2008
Thanks to 'Astro' for translation
I'll start by reaffirming something that I have already repeated countless times concerning the "Maddie" case: there was no judicial secrecy in Portugal! In Portugal, there was only a little judicial secrecy! The book by former inspector Gonçalo Amaral and the news about an "informant" for the McCanns inside the Polícia Judiciária constitute unequivocal proof of what I have just stated. What do I mean by this?

Throughout the whole development of the "Maddie" case, the media reported news concerning issues that were covered by the judicial secrecy, in the name of "safe sources" in the Polícia Judiciária. Well, at a certain point during this long process, I publicly stated that the only "safe source" that I know is the traditional and beautiful "Fonte Luminosa" in Lisbon ['source' in Portuguese is 'fonte', which also means 'fountain']. And why? Because, in truth, the "safe sources", as was to be expected under the journalistic ethics code, were never revealed, but the information that was published was always controversial. In other words, it was never fully believed that the information that was being reported was fact, and not theories that were being subject to journalistic treatment.

With the publication of the book "Truth of the Lie", by former inspector Gonçalo Amaral, and the almost immediate publication of the archived process, it was possible to verify just that: most of the judicial secrecy had not been more than a little secret, after all. Writing in his own name, former inspector Gonçalo Amaral reports FACTS! I repeat, writing in his own name, former inspector Gonçalo Amaral reports FACTS!

But it was not the former inspector who disrespected the judicial secrecy. Former inspector Gonçalo Amaral had the notable role of ensuring that the facts that he reported, which were mostly public already, were actually FACTS! By reinstating his well-deserved good reputation, the author of "Truth of the Lie" inadvertently demonstrated that, after all, this was a little secret that someone allowed to escape, every once in a while. But who?

The news of these last few days point towards a former inspector, and the movements that, in a subtle and unexplained manner, followed within the Polícia Judiciária, answer, at least partly, this curious question. But as far as this is concerned, let’s wait a few more days for the dust to settle a bit and allow for us to glimpse a more consistent reply.

At a time when Mr Clarence Mitchell has been speaking very little, in an attitude that matches a strategy of an attentive observer of facts that apparently have no relation to the "Maddie" case, and while this case tries, through the same channel, the path of useful strategies of media satiation and extinction, suddenly the unexpected appears from Her Majesty's land: an interview with Gonçalo Amaral, promoting his ideas and his book "Truth of the Lie" in the British newspaper "The Independent on Sunday", edition of November 16.

In reality, the silence from Mr Clarence Mitchell and from the McCanns, which might allow to continue the attempted extinction of the "Maddie" case in Portugal, sharing a strange lift with the "Joana" case, in an association which was partly unveiled by Dr Marcos Aragão Correia, has been interrupted. The Spin Doctor’s threats are back!

According to the above mentioned British newspaper, Mr Clarence Mitchell reaffirmed that Kate and Gerry's lawyers have been attentive to what Gonçalo Amaral has been saying about the case, which he considers to be grossly defamatory for the McCann couple. And he advanced that if the author decides to publish the book in England, the words will be minutely studied by the lawyers who will not hesitate to act if these are libelous.

This intervention by Mr Clarence Mitchell deserves a few questions and comments, in my opinion.

First: are the McCanns waiting for the book to be translated into the English language to certify themselves of its contents? Haven't they read it already? Didn't they have translators to do that?

Second: is Great Britain a democratic country within the European space where the initiative to publish a given book is subject to the normal procedures under the publishing laws of any free country in the civilised world, or not? Or are threats to the freedom of expression allowed like in some totalitarian countries? Do you remember the "satanic verses" by S. Rushdie and the consequent criticism of the Iranian country???

Third: if the Portuguese lawyers developed no action of any kind against said book, and they have certainly read it, why would the English lawyers undertake such actions? Will the English language transform FACTS into libelous calumny? Do the English lawyers have different competences from their Portuguese counterparts? Or is there no motive for any action? Or may certain actions have consequences upstream and downstream?

Mr Clarence Mitchell,

Dr Gonçalo Amaral also knows the law. He is a lawyer!

Mr Clarence Mitchell,

Dr Gonçalo Amaral is also well advised!

Mr Clarence Mitchell,

Just like the author himself has always stated and the archived process demonstrates, the book "Truth of the Lie" does not contain any judgment! It contains the report of FACTS! The theory of "Maddie's" accidental death, facing the described facts, is parsimonious and shared by a vast group of experts all over the world, including in England!

Mr Clarence Mitchell,

We all stop fearing the bogeyman when we grow up!

Therefore, let's respect the memory of two little girls: Madeleine McCann and Joana Cipriano!

Book in McCanns' backyard, 18 November 2008
Book in McCanns' backyard 24horas (page 9)
Former PJ inspector will publish "The Truth of the Lie" in England
By Miguel Ferreira
18 November 2008
Thanks to 'Debk' for translation
Gonçalo Amaral prepares to publish his book in the UK. But he is considering altering the contents.
The ex-coordinator of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is going to publish his famous book, "Maddie: The truth of the Lie" in the UK next year.

This information was confirmed to 24horas by Gonçalo Amaral himself. "The publication of the book next year in England is a done deal, we are just waiting to know which editor is going to do it," affirmed the ex-chief inspector for PJ who coordinated the Criminal Investigation Department in Portimão when the British girl disappeared from Praia da Luz.
But the English are not going to read the exact same version as published in Portugal. Under consideration are "possible alterations to the book," admits Mário Cena Lopes of the Guerra & Paz publishing house, who is negotiating with several British publishing companies.
Gonçalo Amaral and his Portuguese editor are worried about the possibility of Maddie's parents taking them to court because of the book. "Clarence Mitchell [McCann spokesman] has been trying to intimidate British publishers with court proceedings," guarantees Mário Cena Lopes.
Guerra & Paz also wants the British editors to "guarantee that the presentation of the book will be done with the same dignity as in Portugal."

200,000 sold

Gonçalo Amaral believes that the publication of the book in the UK will be an opportunity for the English to understand his version of the facts surrounding the disappearance of Maddie on 3 May 2007. In an interview with "The Independent on Sunday", the ex-inspector said that "the British community can't form an idea after hearing just one side of the story."

Since its publication on 24 July 2008, the book has already sold about 180,000 copies in Portugal and 20,000 in Spain – where, next week, a second edition will go on sale.

Cena Lopes further adds that, by December, editions will be available in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany. In the plans for 2009, beyond England, are other countries such as the USA, Japan and Australia.
He has a lot of supporters out there

Gonçalo Amaral confirms that he is ready to take on the McCanns in England so that he can tell his version of the girl's disappearance to all the British, but especially to those who have demonstrated their solidarity with him.

"I have received innumerable messages of support and solidarity since I was removed from the case, including from the UK – messages that also motivated me to reveal what I knew about Maddie's death," the ex-inspector told 24horas.

"I am certain that there is a large section of the public interested in discovering the material truth of the facts and in seeing justice served," said the ex-coordinator of the investigation.

Ex-Maddie cop book set to be published in English, 21 November 2008
Ex-Maddie cop book set to be published in English Portugal News
22/11/2008 (first appeared online 21/11/2008)
Following the only previous interview in English, published in August in The Portugal News, the former Portuguese detective has told The Independent on Sunday that his controversial and best-selling account of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is set to be published in Britain.

Gonçalo Amaral

Gonçalo Amaral has already seen the book, Maddie: The Truth about the Lie, sell around 180,000 copies across Europe, and expects to sell tens of thousands more when the book is published in English.
The McCanns, confronted with news of this development, meanwhile admitted they would scrutinise the book with a view to taking legal action against the retired police detective.
Gonçalo Amaral further told The Independent on Sunday, "I have received numerous messages of support and solidarity since being taken off the case, including from the UK – messages that also motivated me to tell people what I knew about the Maddie case. I am positive that there’s also a section of the public eager to know the truth.
"People can form their opinion without the manipulation that we have seen before."
He said his only regret was failing to carry out a reconstruction of the events soon after Madeleine vanished but claimed he was put under "serious pressure" not to.
On whether he thought Madeleine was dead, he said: "It is not just my opinion. A whole team of Portuguese and British investigators came to that conclusion last year, and this is part of the files. I have never said the couple killed their daughter and this is not my belief. Deaths may happen for natural reasons, accident or intervention by a third party."
Back in August, Gonçalo Amaral in comments to The Portugal News, said he regretted what he termed the premature closure of the investigation.
"In my opinion, a number of things are still lacking: We should have continued investigating the parents in order to either charge them or rule them out as suspects. If I represented this couple, I would have insisted that police investigations continue. Not everything we do is to incriminate a suspect. Often a phone will be tapped in order to obtain information that will clear a suspect.
"We worked long hours discussing a number of potential explanations for Madeleine's disappearance; we did not insist solely that she had been abducted."
As for a pending lawsuit over the publication of his book, the former detective said at the time, "My book is based on facts. It could be a good occasion to take all the case files to court and compare what I wrote with that which is contained in the files."
In a related development, the British Parliament is to delve into the effectiveness of press self-regulation, contempt of court, privacy and libel laws following the spate of settlements between the press, and the McCann family, the so-called Tapas Seven and former suspect Robert Murat.
A Select Committee will start investigations in the New Year and has invited leading newspapers to participate in the hearing.
The group will also study the effectiveness of the Press Complaints Commission.
Edition: 986

Madeleine case: The parents did it, 26 November 2008

Gonçalo Amaral in Copenhagen

Chief coordinator in the Maddie case Gonçalo Amaral is in Copenhagen with his wife to talk about his new book, which tells about the investigation. Photo: Claus Bech
Madeleine case: The parents did it (Denmark)
The parents have previously been the main suspects in the case of the missing British girl Madeleine McCann. The retired investigator who led the case is not in doubt. They were involved, he said.

- "The case is full of contradictions, but everything suggests that the parents were involved in the matter. Evidence suggests that this was an accident," said the former coordinator Gonçalo Amaral to

He is currently in Copenhagen to promote his book about the case. It does not hide the fact that the parents are involved.

- "There has been a third person involved, but there are at least two people who know what happened. I suspect that they are the ones who have hidden the body," says the coordinator, who arrives in Copenhagen with his wife, Sofia Leal.
Will contribute to the truth
Gonçalo Amaral has written the book to give his version of the truth, after he was removed from the case last October and then hung out in the media for his wrong handling of the case.

He is sure that Maddie is dead.

- "I hope that the full truth is known one day so we can get to know everything that happened that night."
I have made errors
The investigation coordinator, who has had to endure a torrent of criticism, admits in an interview with that he has made mistakes in the matter.

- "I've never felt that it was my fault that the case was not solved. There have, of course, been mistakes in the investigation, but the book can help to get some truths forward, and I hope it continues until one knows the whole truth," said Gonçalo Amaral.

Ex-Cop Plans 'Maddie' Translation, 16 December 2008
Ex-Cop Plans 'Maddie' Translation Sky News Blogs
Martin Brunt
December 16, 2008 12:36 PM

Gonçalo Amaral

Ex-Cop Plans 'Maddie' Translation Sky News Blogs
Martin Brunt
December 16, 2008 12:36 PM
Even though he's on trial in Portugal over another missing child case, former police chief Goncalo Amaral is finding time to promote his book Maddie - the Truth of the Lie.
This time he's talked to Italian news agency Ansa, still accusing Gordon Brown of using undue influence to help Madeleine's parents Gerry and Kate McCann.
Mr Amaral, who is fighting charges of perjury and failing to report a crime, told a friend of mine his book has been translated into English and will be published in Britain soon.
Stand by for a mammoth legal battle.

Gonçalo Amaral presents his book 'Maddie, the Truth of the Lie' at Loulé library, 07 January 2009
Gonçalo Amaral in the documentary about Madeleine McCann
Gonçalo Amaral in the documentary about Madeleine McCann

Gonçalo Amaral presents his book 'Maddie, the Truth of the Lie' at Loulé library Barlavento Online
7 January 2009 | 10:54
Gonçalo Amaral will be presenting his book 'Maddie, the Truth of the Lie', on the 23rd, at 21.30 in the Municipal Library of Loulé.

The book will be presented by the Algarve member of the house of representatives of the PSD Mr Mendes Bota.

Gonçalo Amaral was born in Viseu on 2nd October 1959. Whilst studying electrical engineering at the Technical Institute in Lisbon, aged 22 years, he opted to join the course to become an agent of the PJ, where he was placed 12th out of a total of 40 candidates.

Years later from 1992/1997 he achieved a licence in Criminal and Legal Sciences, studying at night, in the Faculty of Law of Lisbon, with an average of 12 values.

Gonçalo Amaral's last day with the Judicial Police was June 30th this year and between the 3rd of May and 2nd October 2007 he was the coordinator for the investigation of the Madeleine McCann case.

"This is not another book on the investigation of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. This is the book of the principal investigator of the case, who was attacked and vilified when he was only in search of truth and justice. Nobody, except for the parents of Maddie, know so well what happened on that fateful night of May 3rd 2007," it says in the introduction.

Gonçalo Amaral writes from the perspective of research conducted by himself and has a strong concern for the factual and objective.

Moreover, the book contains original prints and explains many of the most controversial aspects of the case.

The text is supported by Infograms and photographs to facilitate understanding for the reader and illustrate the steps in the investigation and the conclusion reached - more terrible that it is: Maddie is dead from the day of her disappearance.

Admission is free.

Madeleine McCann cop makes attempt to flog book in UK, 18 January 2009
Madeleine McCann cop makes attempt to flog book in UK Glasgow Sunday Mail
Jan 18 2009
A PORTUGUESE detective's book claiming Madeleine McCann died while in her parents' care could go on sale in the UK.
Goncalo Amaral's The Truth About A Lie claims parents Gerry and Kate then disposed of their three-year-old daughter's body in the Algarve.
This was dismissed by Portuguese authorities and Amaral, 49, was kicked off the case after five months in charge.
The book was a best seller in Portugal and Spain. Publisher Mario Sena Lopes said: "We have translated the book into English and are in discussions with publishers."
Clarence Mitchell, for the McCanns, said: "If the book is published here, they should be aware British laws are different."

'A Verdade Da Mentira', 'The Truth of the Lie', continues to be published across Europe, 13 April 2009
'A Verdade Da Mentira', 'The Truth of the Lie', continues to be published across Europe
By Nigel Moore
13 April 2009
Sofia Leal has confirmed that Gonçalo Amaral's book 'A Verdade da Mentira', 'Maddie: The Truth of the Lie', will be published this month in France, Germany and Holland.

Gonçalo Amaral to visit the Netherlands, 28 April 2009

Gonçalo Amaral - 'Maddie: De waarheid achter de leugen'

Gonçalo Amaral to visit the Netherlands
28 April 2009
FMB Publishers have confirmed that on May 4 and 5, Gonçalo Amaral will be visiting the Netherlands, where he will be conducting press interviews.

The Dutch translation of his book 'A Verdade da Mentira' is now available at

'The Forbidden Investigation' (aka 'The Truth of the Lie') published in France, 03 May 2009
'The Forbidden Investigation' (aka 'The Truth of the Lie') published in France

L'enquete Interdite - 'The Forbidden Investigation'
L'enquete Interdite - 'The Forbidden Investigation'

Maddie, The Forbidden Investigation: Revelations of the Portuguese Coordinator in charge of the investigation
Gonçalo Amaral
Isbn: 9782849411254
SODIS code: 724523.5
"Maddie was not abducted. She died in the apartment where the family spent their holiday in southern Portugal, and her parents are involved." That is what the inspector of the Judicial Police Gonçalo Amaral, head of the investigation says.
As if we readers could see over his shoulder, we follow a step-by-step reconstruction of the investigation, searching for clues, evidence, considering the various assumptions, revealing contradictions, questioning suspects and building revealing cross-checkings.
Through this story, with its demonstrations supported by examples, diagrams and photos, we travel the path of an investigation that has fascinated the public and from which the Portuguese police has undergone all sorts of pressures.
Finally, the investigations will be officially closed for "lack of evidence" And yet ...
Gonçalo Amaral could not accept this. He gave his resignation immediately and began to write this book to reveal the background of this tragic case.

Portuguese inspector writes book about Madeleine, 05 May 2009
Portuguese inspector writes book about Madeleine Hart van Nederland

· Publication: 05/05/09 22:32
· Last edited: 05/05/09 22:55
Thanks to KazLux for transcript / translations
Gonçalo Amaral has written a much talked-about book about the disappearance of the English toddler Madeleine McCann.
The Portuguese inspector who headed the investigation into the case, writes that Maddie is dead and he still considers Maddie's parents as suspects. Although the investigation was archived last year, the case still preoccupies the inspector. And his book, now published in the Netherlands, is so controversial, that nobody dares to publish it in the United Kingdom.
Transcript of video
Voice over: "Exactly two years after her disappearance, there is still no trace of the toddler and that is, according to the former police inspector, mainly due to Maddie's parents themselves."
Gonçalo Amaral: "The investigation, they were based on the premise, right from the first moment when they denounced the case to the police, they gave a communication, saying that there was an abduction; an abduction by paedophile networks, and Portuguese ones. So, anything that was investigated outside of that abduction theory - that was sold by the parents... that theory is sold by the parents - wasn't in their interest."
Gerry McCann: "She was wearing pyamas's almost identical to these ones."
Voice over: "Gerry and Kate McCann recounted in dozens of countries, also in the Netherlands, that their little daughter had been kidnapped. But in his book Amaral states that he is 100 percent certain Maddie died in the family's apartment."
Gonçalo Amaral: "The cadaver odour, the DNA, the DNA was... the blood traces, don't forget that the animal that was used, the dog, it only found blood, human blood, and it did find some - blood that is - later defined as coming from Madeleine McCann."
Voice over: "In an interview with 'Hart van Nederland' (7 June 2007) the parents indicated that they were dedicated, heart and soul, to getting Maddie back."
Kate McCann: "When you are doing something which is potentially positive, which might help, it certainly helps to ease the helplessness, even if only temporarily."

Voice over: "But according to Amaral that is not true at all."
Gonçalo Amaral: "The entire result goes into that direction. The parents themselves were more concerned about themselves, about the fact that they were made arguidos, than with the result of the... with knowing the truth, and knowing where their daughter was."
Voice over: "According to him (Amaral) eye-witnesses have clearly seen that it was father Gerry himself who carried the dead Maddie in the direction of the sea."
Gonçalo Amaral: "Later, he identified that man as being Gerald McCann. 80 percent."
Voice over: "Amaral was dismissed from heading the investigation into the case in October 2007. But nonetheless he is hoping that the truth about Maddie will come to light one day."
Gonçalo Amaral: "I have worked in the police all my life, to discover the truth. Not to believe that today, I would be questioning the cause that I have served for 28 years at the Polícia Judiciária, which was the discovery of the truth."

Schedule for Gonçalo Amaral's visit to France, 06 May 2009
Schedule for Gonçalo Amaral's visit to France
06 May 2009
Thanks to Astro
Mercredi 6 mai 2009

9h25 : Arrivée de Monsieur et Madame Amaral à l’aéroport de Paris-Charles de Gaulle Etoile
10h30 : Arrivée à l’Hôtel
11h – 11h30 : France Info, première radio d’information française. Interview de Matthieu Aron, qui dirige la cellule « Enquête » de France Info, diffusée le 7 mai.
11h30 – 12h30 : Le Parisien, premier quotidien d’information. L’entretien sera réalisé par Timothée Boutry. Un photographe sera présent.
12h30 – 14h : Déjeuner
14h – 15h : TF1, interview pour l’émission « 50 mn Inside » qui sera diffusée le 9 mai à 19h.
15h – 16h : RTL, première radio française. Interview d’Anne-Claire Danel qui sera diffusée le 7 mai dans les journaux du matin.
16h - 18h : Libération, grand quotidien français. Entretien avec Marie Piquemal qui réalisera un portrait de quatrième de couverture. Il s’agit des grands portraits de la presse nationale française + une séance photo.
Jeudi 7 mai 2009 :
10h - 11h : 20 Minutes, quotidien d’information générale. Entretien avec un ou une journaliste (nom du journaliste à confirmer)
11h – 12h : Entretien avec Cédrik Viala, journaliste reporter indépendant (Paris-Match / VSD)
12h – 13h : Déjeuner
13h : Départ pour Europe 1
14h – 15 h : Europe 1, émission « Café crimes » en direct avec Jacques Pradel.
16h – 16h30 : Séance photos avec Louis Monnier, grand reporter photographe.

French commisary marks support for Amaral, 08 May 2009
French commisary marks support for Amaral Duarte Levy Wordpress for 24horas
Duarte Levy
May 8, 2009 • 3:00 am
In Paris to launch the French version of his book "Maddie: The Truth of the Lie", former PJ coordinator Gonçalo Amaral yesterday received the unexpected support of honorary commissary George Moréas, from the French judiciary police.
After reading Amaral's book, which in France is titled "Maddie, the forbidden investigation", commissary Moréas, the founder of the central department against heavy crime at the French police -  Office Central pour la Répression du Banditisme (O.C.R.B.) – stressed the difficulty of the PJ's work facing the pressures on the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Gonçalo Amaral, who returns to Lisbon today, has defended the reopening of the process,  stating that the investigation into Maddie's disappearance has to continue despite the fact that "now it's necessary to search for a corpse". For two days, the former PJ coordinator participated in several television and radio broadcasts in Paris, not forgetting about the newspapers and magazines that once more have given the case visibility.
In a statement to daily "Le Parisien", Amaral accused Maddie's parents of "having no will" to see the process reopened: "they don't have the will for the truth to be known. Nevertheless, I'm convinced that there are still leads to explore. Unfortunately, it's a cadaver that we're looking for".

German edition of 'The Truth of the Lie' available on Amazon, 06 June 2009
German edition of 'The Truth of the Lie' available on Amazon

"Die Wahrheit über die Lüge"
"Die Wahrheit über die Lüge"

Product information
  • Hardcover: 240 Pages
  • Publisher: Argo; Edition: 1 (12 June 2009)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3937987797
  • ISBN-13: 978-3937987798
  • Sales Rank: Nr. 11.619 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

Gonçalo Amaral to self-publish his book in the UK, 23 August 2009
Gonçalo Amaral to self-publish his book in the UK Joana Morais blogspot

Gonçalo Amaral

By Astro
23 August 2009

Gonçalo Amaral, the former coordinator of the Madeleine McCann investigation, has contacted the editor of his book, "Maddie: The Truth About The Lie", seeking to recover its copyright, with the ultimate purpose of publishing the book in the UK himself.

Based on the criminal investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine, "The Truth About The Lie" has sold over 200 thousand copies in Portugal, and has been translated and published in several countries, like France, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Spain and Belgium.

A documentary based on the book, that was broadcast by TVI in Portugal and reached an audience of 2.2 million viewers, was sold and broadcast in other countries, like Spain and Denmark, where it generated added interest in the case.

"The Truth About The Lie" has not been published in the UK, where no editor seems to be willing to risk upsetting the McCann couple.

Similarly, the documentary has not been broadcast by any British television channel.

Many British citizens have been forced to search for, and watch, the documentary on the internet, in order to access factual information that has otherwise not been made available by the UK media, in general.

With thanks to Nigel at McCann Files


Site Policy Sitemap

Contact details

Website created by © Pamalam