The first book on the disappearance of
McCann is set to be published next week by one of Portugal’s best known crime
Hernani Carvalho’s book,
Maddy 129, traces the 129 days between four-year-old’s
disappearance from a
holiday apartment in
Praia da Luz to her parents being named as official suspects in
Mr Carvalho told the Daily Mail that his
investigation, with co-author Luis Maia, produced a "series of
questions" about the timing of Madeleine’s disappearance.
The book did not present a theory about what happened to Madeleine, but
analysed what Mr Carvalho said were discrepancies in
The book ends with the emotional return of
Kate and Gerry McCann to their home
in Rothley, Leicestershire on September 9, which marked the "the end of a
cycle", Mr Carvalho said.
“After all the information about the case, what stands out is a series of
doubts and contradictions, facts that do not fit,” he told the Daily Mail.
"We don't have a theory about what happened to Madeleine. What we have is
all the things that are said to have happened and do not match up.”
Mr and Mrs McCann are formal suspects, or arguidos, in the police investigation, however they have strenuously denied any
involvement in Madeleine's disappearance.