Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

by Pat Brown

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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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BN ID: 2940013117815
Publisher: Pat Brown
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 217,987
File size: 135 KB

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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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Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
BetweenTheLines13 More than 1 year ago
A very strange network of power surrounds the Mccanns and getting an impartial expert analysis of the situation to the public is a feat in itself. The McCanns already used their £500 ph solicitors to have it removed from another sellers site. Just one little letter and "whoosh" it was gone! Of course they aren't ordinary solicitors they are Carter Ruck, famous for hiding the sordid details of Trafigura for their clients and even attempting to stop it being debated in parliament. This book is worth buying and reading as it is written by a criminal profiler with no axe to grind, just the knowledge experience and expertise to analyse the events on the night and the subsequent behaviour of the parents.
Lucy2MD More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent and should aid the police in the apprehension of the McCanns... I am surprised that this hasn't been put on the telly! Well done and good luck getting the truth out there... I have also read Kate McCanns book it seems to be a far cry from the truth, just words made to placate people who might not believe the lies they have spread.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth to read. I wonder why this great objective opinion is making mccanns sweat. Really great to have it here, after Amazon "banned" it in request of mccanns and their beloved Carter Ruck. It's not the first book (forum/blog) Mccanns try to bully with Carter Ruck. They went great lengts to bann Dr. Amarals book about the PJ investigation. They lost, and are still not giving back his books. We will see them in court.
Zelina More than 1 year ago
There has been too much speculation about this case, often based on feelings rather than fact. Most of us are guilty of this because our emotions run high when a case involves the disappearance of a small child. This case will never progress if we let our feelings cloud our judgement. Therefore an analysis of the facts was long overdue and who better to do this than an experienced profiler? Pat Brown takes you through the events step-by-step, eliminating possibilities along the way, and coming to a logical conclusion. Please bear in mind that this profile is based on the facts currently available, and there may well be some evidence that has not been made public yet. I advise anyone interested in this case to read this profile. If you believe in the parents version of events, you will have a clearer idea of what Kate and Gerry need to do to alleviate suspicions. If you don't believe the parents are telling the whole truth, then this book will clarify which aspects of their statements contradict the physical evidence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent review of the case. Confirming what the majority believe; 1. The McCanns are liars 2. Maddie was NOT abducted - she died in  apartment 5A 3.  The McCanns or someone close to them probably disposed of the body some weeks after the death
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is quite short, more like an essay in some ways, but it manages to bring together, in an easily digestible form, much of the available evidence concerning the McCann case, which remains unsolved and deeply troubling even after 7 years. Pat Brown's analysis of the case yields several important insights, and in general her approach is more objective than that of Goncalo Amaral in his book "The Truth of the Lie", which has yet to be published in English. Amaral has a hypothesis, and could be right, but he also has a reputation to defend and the Portuguese investigation team made serious mistakes. So he could be biased. The first half of this essay is more impressive than the second, where I felt that the author was too quick to reject the abduction theory, with the clear implication that there was parental involvement. Brown points out, correctly, that the parents are implicated in about 85% of missing children cases. However, in almost every other case I have read about, one or both parents were involved. Here, we are asked to belive that a larger group of 7 other adults were also somehow involved in an after-the-event cover-up. This I find this very difficult to accept for a number of reasons. The possibility that the sniffer dogs were wrong can, I think, be safely discounted. The statistical probability of both (British) dogs mistakenly alerting to the presence of a violent crime scene inside apartment 5A is miniscule (though not absolutely impossible). In any case, a separate group of (Portuguese) sniffer dogs, trained to detect the scent of living persons, had already failed to find any forensic evidence of Madeleine being abducted alive in any direction away from the apartment. From this, it can be safely concluded that death must have occurred in the apartment. This should be the starting point for any fresh investigation. However, like Amaral, Pat Brown seems to assume that the forensic evidence discovered by the dogs fatally undermines the abduction theory. We should ask if this is really the case. Perhaps there was a bungled robbery, or a failed abduction attempt, which led to violence in the apartment. In which case, it would have been a stranger who removed the body from the apartment. Brown expresses puzzlement over Gerry McCann's repeated use of the word "taken" to describe Madeleine's removal from the apartment. But perhaps he was simply acknowledging the possibility that Madeleine was not taken alive (as you wouldn't normally use the term 'kidnapping' or abduction' in these circumstances). However, if there was evidence of the apartment being cleaned up afterwards to remove forensic traces, this would tend to argue against the involvement of would-be abductors, as they simply wouldn't have had the time to do it. The possibility that Madeleine may have been removed in order to conceal evidence because a crime (burglary, abduction) had gone wrong needs to be more fully investigated, because in some ways it is the simplest explanation consistent with the facts. Why do I say this? Well, first of all there are serious problems with the hypothesis of parental involvement. To discover that a tragic accident had taken place, and then arrange for the removal and hiding of the body in an unfamiliar location, would have required tremendous composure and presence of mind, totally at odds with the behaviours observed on the night. The window of opportunity would also have been extremely tight - possibly half an hour or even less, depending on what you believe about witness testimony concerning the father's whereabouts. But there is an even more serious problem. Those who reject the abduction theory in effect allege a conspiracy involving nine adults. Some of these people were admittedly close friends, but this was not true of everyone in the group. Persuading everyone to tell the same (false) story about what happened would have presented a formidable challenge, and all of this was supposed to be happening at a time when there was a body to dispose of in a strange environment! Pat Brown seems to have no difficulty accepting this hypothesis, but I find it very implausible unless the Tapas 9 all had something to hide e.g. the methods they used to get their children off to sleep in the evening. In this case, no conspiracy would have been required, as there would have been a very strong shared interest in promoting the abduction theory. For all these reasons, I find the arguments more finely balanced than this book suggests. On the one hand, it is hard to see why the McCanns would be so dismissive of the sniffer dogs' evidence, if they genuinely wanted to find their daughter. Surely they would take an intense interest in the findings and want the police to leave no stone unturned to find out what the evidence signified? On the other hand, the timelines and the degree of planning required for a cover-up to work lend strong prima facie support for the abduction theory. Cover-ups also tend to break down over time, as distance from the event increases and conscience starts to bite. This has not happened (yet). Eventually the truth will come out about what happened in this tragic and mysterious case, and it is in the public interest for all the possibilities to be investigated and debated. It is not helpful in this respect that books like this, and the one by Amaral, are effectively banned in the UK.
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Eddeva More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be well written, well thought out and intelligently constructed. It leads the reader easily through what could otherwise be a morass of timelines and wildly conflicting/ever changing statements. The conclusion, right or wrong is entirely plausible and would tend to explain all the evidence, and in places lack thereof. Frankly I am astonished and more than a little horrified at the hatred and downright fury displayed in some of these 'reviews' and which is aimed squarely at the author. Hundreds of people have written books posing their own theories and opinions on crimes and never have they been subjected to such an onslaught of abuse. I cannot fathom how disagreeing with another persons ideas alone could ever create the profusion of intense loathing I have read here. I can only think that these people are either extremely close to the McCanns, or perhaps suffer from some kind of instability which makes them believe that they are. Very disturbing. Anyway, a good read for 'grown ups' with open minds and an interest in facts rather than gossip and (God help us) spin.
CagneyC More than 1 year ago
Pat Brown, profiler, takes the reader on a journey to find out what really happened to Madeliene McCann on the night she vanished. While Brown never blames anyone, she does uncover various inconsistancies with the story the McCann's told. "The Tapas 9" are the 9 couples that dined in Tapas on the night in question. All 9 couples had young children and left them locked or unlocked in their apartments while they ate and drank. For me, that is not normal behavior but for some, I guess it's just fine. Having claimed they checked on their children in 15-30 minute intervals the McCann's realize their 3 year old daughter is gone. What Brown uncovers is how many strange and inconsistant stories the McCann's come up with. As for their friend who claims she saw a man walk off with Madeliene but didn't tell the McCann's because she didn't want to hurt them, is just plain crazy! I don't want to give away Ms. Brown's theory on what really happened so I am going to just say I highly recommend this book!
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JSimmonsJS More than 1 year ago
What a breath of fresh air, a wonderful must read.
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Absolute rubbish. Don't bother.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have seen enough of this woman's work to know that I would not ever consider buying one of her works of fiction. This is a person who is definitely out to make money off the back of a suffering family,as apparently she has done before over other cases. This is a person who has not read the full facts of the case or given it very much consideration at all. This is a person who frequently appears on a very suspect facebook page whose sole aim is to bring the McCann family down and see them in jail. This is a person who begs these people on said forum to go and review her book and lo and behold they obey her and do so. What kind of person this is I will leave to you to decide.
ajk40 More than 1 year ago
What a terrible way to try to make a buck! All the info in this book is freely available in forums all over the net. What a rip off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh puleeze have you read this garbage? This "book" has been written form the mind of a so-called Criminal Profiler. The same person who has now taken out a lawsuit against the parents of the missing child. Go hang your head in shame you parasite..............this is all make belief. I cannot even comment on the theory of this person as it is just too ridiculous...............listen y'all, don't waste your dollars on this. It would be of better use in the bathroom. Keep taking the meds lady.