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Martina Cole

UK (1958 - )

Martina Cole is the No. 1 bestselling author of sixteen hugely successful novels. Hard Girls went straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list. The Business was the No. 1 bestselling hardback adult fiction title of 2008 and was a No. 1 Sunday Times hardback bestseller, along with Faces, Close and The Take. The Take also won the British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year and has been adapted for Sky One - with remarkable reviews - and The Runaway is currently in production. The Know was selected by Richard & Judy as one of the Top Ten Best Reads of 2003. Maura's Game, Faceless and The Graft also shot straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller lists, and total sales of Martina's novels are now at ten million copies. Martina Cole has a son and daughter and lives in Kent. Martina Cole is highly acclaimed for her hard-hitting, uncompromising and haunting writing, as well as for her incredible success.
BCA Crime Thriller of the Year Best Novel winner (2006) : The Take
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Novel nominee (2007) : Close

Martina Cole recommends
Just by Chance
Just by Chance (1996)
Lynda Page
"If you want an enthralling saga, read Lynda Page."
Everything Is Not Enough
Everything Is Not Enough (2000)
Bernardine Kennedy
"A powerful and emotional novel - you'll be hooked."
Scaredy Cat
Scaredy Cat (2002)
(Tom Thorne, book 2)
Mark Billingham
"The best book I've read in years."
Forget Me Not
Forget Me Not (2003)
Mandasue Heller
"Mandasue has played a real blinder with this fantastic novel."
Life's for Living
Life's for Living (2005)
Elizabeth Waite
"Marvellous storytelling from the best."
Onwards and Upwards
Onwards and Upwards (2006)
Lynda Page
"If you want an enthralling saga, read Lynda Page."
Gangsters Wives
Gangsters Wives (2007)
Lee Martin
"A must read! Wonderful characters... F*** off plot. And you can quote me on that."

Gangster Girl (2010)
Dreda Say Mitchell
"A great read written by a great girl."

First Frost (2011)
(Frost , book 1)
James Henry
"Frost is back - this is a brilliant read, I can't recommend it highly enough."

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