The book title offends the family
Mitchell has been responding to claims that
a conspiracy was hatched by Gerry and Kate
McCann before they set off on their fateful
holiday in Praia da Luz.
Portuguese book - with a translated title of
The Guilt Of The McCanns - is said to allege
that the couple had already decided that
Madeleine would be reported as a kidnap
from the publishers says it is a
"non-fiction book entirely faithful to the
events and the steps of the (police)
been written by Manuel Catarino,
editor-in-chief of Correio da Manha, a racy
Portuguese tabloid newspaper.
His book is said to be "not a finish line but a start point".
"This book is basically a journalistic work," say the publishers. "It doesn't point an accusatory finger to the McCanns."
Mitchell dismisses the book - and its title:
"You can imagine the pain and anguish that
this sort of rubbish brings Kate and Gerry."
The couple's lawyers are said to be considering legal action.