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Martina Cole


UK flag (1958 - )

Martina Cole is the acknowledged queen of crime drama with more than twenty novels to her name, of which over a dozen have been No.1 bestsellers.

Several of Martina's novels have been adapted for the screen, including The Take and The Runaway which were shown on which were shown on Sky 1to remarkable reviews. In addition, Two Women and The Graft have been adapted for the stage; both were highly acclaimed when performed at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, which also staged Dangerous Lady in 2012, celebrating twenty years since Martina's debut novel was published.
 
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Awards
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
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Just by Chance (1996)
Lynda Page
"If you want an enthralling saga, read Lynda Page."
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Everything Is Not Enough (2000)
Bernardine Kennedy
"A powerful and emotional novel - you'll be hooked."
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Scaredy Cat (2002)
(Tom Thorne, book 2)
Mark Billingham
"The best book I've read in years."
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Forget Me Not (2003)
Mandasue Heller
"Mandasue has played a real blinder with this fantastic novel."
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Life's for Living (2005)
Elizabeth Waite
"Marvellous storytelling from the best."
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Gangsters Wives (2007)
Lee Martin
"A must read! Wonderful characters... F*** off plot. And you can quote me on that."
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Gangster Girl (2010)
(Gangland Girls Trilogy, book 2)
Dreda Say Mitchell
"A great read written by a great girl."
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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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Dog Fight (2017)
Michael J Malone
"A terrific read."
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The Photographer (2017)
Craig Robertson
"I can't recommend this book highly enough."


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