Approaching the fifth anniversary of their daughter's disappearance,
Kate and Gerry McCann, little Maddie's parents, are preparing to launch
a new version of their book, "Madeleine."
Thanks to promotion and a rapid decrease in the initial cover price, the
original version of "Madeleine," sold 280,000 copies in the United
The "new," work, in paperback format, will be released in the United
Kingdom on May 10th and includes a new epilogue which is supposed to
reflect the work of the British team which is busy analyzing the the
What's more, it's the confidence the McCanns claim to have in this team
that has been put forward to justify the return of the case to the pages
of the British tabloids.
After five years and a few million Euros up in smoke - 2.2 million in
2011 alone - , a team of 36 detectives and civilians would be under
pressure to find the solution to the Maddie mystery.
According to a source - always the same - quoted by the Sunday Mirror
tabloid, "the London Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) would have
invested a great deal of resources in the examination (of the
investigation) and they want results."
According to the Sunday Mirror, the work of the British police will
result in a "full report with a series of recommendations," for the
Astonishingly, the source quoted by the tabloid also provides statements
from the McCanns and details of Kate's work in the writing of the new
The information disclosed by several British tabloids, also makes clear
that Chief Inspector Andy Redwood's team anticipate that their report
could lead to the reopening of the investigation in Portugal.
As a reminder, a PJ team in Porto, in the north of Portugal, is also
proceeding with a re-examination of the facts from the original
investigation - a kind of "Cold Case," Portuguese version.
Pressure, but no miracles.
A long way away from the communication experts and the promotion of the
new version of "Madeleine," the Portuguese team views the case with a
lot less enthusiasm.
"Unfortunately, we can't expect a miracle because it's still only
promotion," a PJ inspector close to the team directed by coordinator
Helena Monteiro warns.
According to this inspector, "the method adopted by the English is
flawed by a mistake: at the beginning, they threw out all possibilities
with the exception of abduction by a stranger to the group."
"I am not accusing the parents, but there were other people and for
certain there are still doubts. And the only way to take up the
investigation again would be to start with the reconstruction," states
the same inspector, stressing that "pressure is on collaboration," at
the expense of quality.
One month before the publication of this "new" book - a sort of rehash
of the first version - it is important from a commercial point of view,
to make a new appeal to the British media.
It is incidentally interesting to stress that it's the same English
tabloids that the McCann clan condemn every time the subject of Maddie's
disappearance is approached from an angle that is not orchestrated by
their public relations machine - and I'm referring to Clarence Mitchell.
Astonishing coordination between the British media, usually miserly in
their collaboration, who, for some unknown reason (sorry for this utter
sarcasm), have all published similar information.
Information worthy of a communications expert....did I mention Clarence
I am not even talking about the Portuguese media ...because there we
talk about the "parrot," effect.