Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

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What really happened to Madeleine Beth McCann in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007? Was she abducted as the Gerry and Kate have claimed or did something happen to Madeleine on May 3 in the vacation apartment and the incident covered up? Criminal Profiler Pat Brown analyzes the evidence and takes the readers through the steps of profiling, developing a theory that is intriguing and controversial.

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Published: July 27, 2011
Words: 19,680
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466126305
About Pat Brown

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown is the President of the Pat Brown Profiling Agency and CEO of The Sexual Homicide Exchange. She is a television commentator for CNN, HLN, FOX, NBC, CBS, and ABC,having more than 2000 appearances. She is a regular on Nancy Grace, The Today Show, The Early Show, Joy Behar, and Jane Velez-Mitchell. She holds a Masters in Criminal Justice from Boston University and developed the first Criminal Profiling and Investigative Analysis Certificate program in the US for Excelsior College. She is the author of The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths (Hyperion Voice 2010) and Killing for Sport (Phoenix Books 2008)

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Reviews

Review by: patsi on Dec. 07, 2013 : (no rating)
The grammatical errors are a bit disturbing. I've edited PhD theses, and am unfazed by grammatical errors, but these are of the kind (such as concord errors) that are made by non-English speakers, or by uneducated English speakers. I expect academics to write ungrammatically in their efforts to sound learned: they use big words without making sure of the meaning or how to use it properly. However, concord errors are somewhat unusual, unless Mz Brown is not a native English speaker.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Melanie Pearce on Aug. 14, 2012 : (no rating)
I really enjoyed reading this report. It was very interesting and raised some interesting issues. I hope the truth comes ot one day so this poor little angel can finally rest in peace.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Geoff Robbins on April 04, 2012 : (no rating)
It has taken me a while to read this book, as, by the nature of it, I find the subject upsetting, as I’m sure any parent would.

I have always had concerns about this case. Something just didn’t chime between what has been claimed and the evidence gathered. I have also been concerned about the McCann’s and their lack of co-operation with the authorities in Portugal.

Pat Brown has been able to bring a scientific, and I have to say clinical, view to what is a very muddled subject. There is no hand wringing or recrimination in this book. There are, however, some very disturbing questions being asked and they are pointed very clearly at the McCanns and the Tapas group.

The question that is ultimately asked, and one that has been in my mind since the off, is why are the McCanns refusing to answer them? If my child had been kidnapped I would do anything, absolutely anything to get her back. Yet the McCanns continue to refuse to co-operate. Why?

The book is well written, although the fact that the author has centred all the text is annoying. There are very few typographical errors. The content is well described but there are no gruesome explanations, so it is in no way prurient.

The fact that the McCanns have had this book banned on Amazon, and the detective’s book forced off the bookshelves says more about the McCanns than anything. There is nothing in this book that they should be afraid of, unless there is a reason why they are afraid of it.

Although this book has been withdrawn by Amazon at the insistence of the McCanns legal representatives, this book is still available from Smashwords.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Ivan Kepitch on April 03, 2012 : star star star star star
I've been following this case from the beginning, and this book contains some insights of things I hadn't considered or didn't notice. She's a sharp cookie.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cecilia Zirkelbach on Feb. 24, 2012 : star star star star star
Highly recommend. Good read! I don't know why any one would want such a mess in their lives. I do hope they find Madeleine! Very thought provoking after the facts are outlined in the book. Who's telling the truth?
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Christine M on Jan. 29, 2012 : star star star star star
Recommended to anyone fascinated by this case!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Isabella Burke on Dec. 07, 2011 : star star star star star
Awesome, factual, the truth!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Stephen Motson on Sep. 04, 2011 : star star star star star
This is an excellent, thought-provoking book. It presents the facts of the case very well, yet leaves more than a niggling doubt in the back of your mind that all is not what initial reports presented the case to be: that of a child adduction. Although the abduction scenario is still presented as a possibility, it does appear, on the face of all of the evidence, that this seems increasingly unlikely.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: LMJ on Aug. 23, 2011 : (no rating)
An excellent and thought-provoking analysis of the case which highlights all the contradictions in statements by the parents and witnesses.

This should be a must-read for journalists and politicians close to the case.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Glenn Bevensee on Aug. 17, 2011 : (no rating)
VERY well written, covers the bases, and asks a lot of questions that the McCanns seem either to have never answered, or tried hard NOT to answer. Ms. Brown then answers many of the questions, based on her profiling experience. Well done!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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