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Cole, Martina

Works: 142 works in 543 publications in 4 languages and 12,841 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Classifications: PR6053.O413, 823.914
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Publications about Martina Cole
Publications by Martina Cole
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Close by Martina Cole( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 1,364 libraries worldwide
When Lily Diamond escapes her life of poverty and parental neglect by marrying London gangster Patrick Brodie, she become acquainted with his world of crime, violence, and betrayal as she tries to raise her children with love
Faces by Martina Cole( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
"Just before Danny Cadogan's fourteenth birthday, his father leaves. Having drunkenly run up a gambling debt he cannot pay, Big Dan Cadogan takes the easy way out and abandons his wife and children to face the wrath of the men sent to settle the score. Determined to protect his mother, brother, and sister, Danny turns into a young man set on making his way in a violent and dangerous world. He becomes a Face. And not just a Face, but the most feared criminal in England. Out for all he can get. At any cost. Danny's ruthlessness on the streets of London doesn't stop at his front door. He rules his wife, Mary, and his children with an iron will--and his fists. But if Mary breaks her silence, it could shake Danny's criminal empire right to the very core. And for a Face at the top of his game, there's only one way to go. Down. Because, after all, debts can be paid without money."--P. [2] of jacket
The take by Martina Cole( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Freddie Jackson thinks he owns the underworld when he gets out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections, and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie just wants her husband home, but she's forgotten the rows, the violence, and the girls Freddie can't leave alone. Bitter, resentful, and increasingly unstable, Jackie watches her life crumble while her little sister Maggie's star rises. In love with Freddie's cousin Jimmy, Maggie is determined not to end up like her sister. Families should stick together, but behind closed doors, jealousy and betrayal can fester until everyone's life is infected. And for the Jacksons, loyalty cannot win out. Because in their world you can trust no one. In their world everyone is on the take
The graft by Martina Cole( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
When he heard someone's footsteps downstairs during the night, Nick's instinct was to fight--to protect his family, his privacy, his reputation. He'd grafted for these things all his life and no one was goint to jeopardise them now. but Nick's instinct was wrong, and what happened that night was the star of something even he couldn't stop
The know by Martina Cole( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Being in the know can be deadly. Joanie Brewer loves the bones of her three children. She'd do anything to protect them, even resorting to prostitution and petty crime in order to feed and clothe them. So when her beautiful teenage daughter is raped and murdered, only one thing will stop Joanie's pain - seeing her daughter's killer brought to justice. Joanie knows who he is and she'll do whatever it takes to nail him
Hard girls by Martina Cole( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
It's a murder on the streets. When a prostitute s body is found lifeless, mutilated and brutally raped, DCI Annie Carr has never seen anything like it and never wants to again
Faceless by Martina Cole( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Eleven years ago Marie Carter was convicted of killing her two best friends. Now she is being released from prison, but life has moved on and Marie has nowhere to go. Her parents have disowned her, her friends have abandoned her, even her kids don't want to know. But some people out there are watching her, following her every move - they know that Marie Carter wants retribution
Two women by Martina Cole( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
An explosive novel of East End violence, the terrors of prison life and the pursuit of justice against all odds. Danger and violence have always been part of Sue Dalston's East End upbringing. Unloved by her mother, abused by her father, and brutalised throughout her entire marriage, she smashes her husband's skull with a claw hammer in a final act of desperation. All that is keeping her sane is the knowledge that her four children are safe from harm. When she is celled up with murderess Matilda Enderby, their fates become inextricably linked. And no one could have predicted the consequences
The family by Martina Cole( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 507 libraries worldwide
To Phillip Murphy, family is everything. Christine has always understood this about her husband, but there is another side to Phillip, a side he never wanted his wife to see. Though, even if she did, could she do anything but stand by him?
The faithless by Martina Cole( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Cynthia Tailor seems to have the perfect life--devoted husband, two beautiful children--but she is deeply unhappy. She has always craved the finest things in life and will let nothing stand in her way, even if it means devastation and tragedy for those nearest to her. But the victims who suffer the most are Cynthia's children. For James Junior and Gabby, the pain she causes will stay with them forever
The runaway by Martina Cole( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Maura's game by Martina Cole( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Broken by Martina Cole( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
DI Kate Burrows thought she'd never face a killer like the Grantley Ripper again. But she was wrong. One by one, children are being abandoned. Thankfully, they're rescued from harm. Then one victim is not so lucky, and Kate knows she's in a race against time to save lives. Kate's finding the case tough and she needs the support of her lover, Patrick Kelly, more than ever. But Patrick's got problems of his own. A dead body's turned up in his Soho club and, although he insists it's a set-up, Kate begins to doubt him. It's not the first time Patrick's reputation in the criminal underworld has compromised her position. But now there's a maniac to catch and Kate can't let anyone - not even Patrick - get in her way
The business by Martina Cole( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Set in the heart of London's criminal world, from the tail end of the seventies up to the present day, The Business is a gritty, disturbing and haunting tale of drugs, prostitution and a young girl's fight for survival -- against all the odds
The ladykiller by Martina Cole( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
George Markham has a nasty little hobby. He pursues it in secret, behind closed doors. But it is fast becoming an obsession, one that erupts into an orgy of vicious sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man - the most feared in London. His one soft spot is his daughter, Mandy, and when she falls victim to a sadistic rapist, Kelly wants revenge - with or without police help. The DI in charge of this tough case is Kate Burrows. She feels for Kelly - she's a parent herself - but her growing involvement with a known villain is putting her career at risk
Goodnight lady by Martina Cole( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 387 libraries worldwide
The infamous Briony Cavanagh ran a string of the most notorious brothels in the East End, patronised by peers and politicians - even royalty, some said. Only Briony knew what went on behind those thick velvet curtains and closed doors. Only Briony knew the hard and painful road she'd travelled - from an impoverished childhood, she had schemed and manipulated, determined to be mistress of her own fate. But her flourishing business brought her into contact with the darker side of life. Along with her material success came risk and danger. And the Goodnight Lady had her own secret place, a place in her heart that was always shadowed with loss
Dangerous lady by Martina Cole( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Ducking and diving is a way of life down Lancaster Road; all the Ryans are at it, but Michael the eldest, has ambitions beyond petty crime. His little sister, Maura, turns a blind eye to his misdeeds until they cost her the only man she's ever cared about and she decides to join the family "firm". No one thinks a seventeen-year-old blonde can take on the hard men of London's gangland, but it's a mistake to underestimate Maura Ryan. Tough, clever and beautiful and determined not to be hurt again. But when it comes to the crunch, Maura discovers her heart is not made entirely of stone
The life by Martina Cole( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
The Bailey brothers are gangsters determined to make their mark in the world. Peter and Daniel are chalk and cheese in many ways. Peter's calm exterior belies his ruthless nature, while Daniel's penchant for spectacular violence is legendary but together they are unstoppable. From the late seventies they rule London's East End and, when their sons join the business, it seems that no one can touch the powerful Baileys. Although it's never easy at the top; there is always someone waiting to take you down - sometimes even those closest to you. Lena Bailey is determined to shield her youngest child Tania from the Life. But when a terrible tragedy occurs, Tania's eyes are opened to their world in a way that forces her to make an irrevocable choice that will determine her future. Martina Cole's gritty and gripping new novel is an unflinching portrait of a family torn apart by violence and betrayal, but ultimately bound by loyalty, by blood, and by a burning desire for revenge
The jump by Martina Cole( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Donna Brunos worships her husband and is devastated when he is jailed for armed robbery. Georgio swears he's been set up and persuades Donna to help him escape. Implementing 'the jump' takes Donna into a twilight world she never believed existed - a world of brutal sex and casual violence. Finally, she is confronted by a series of shattering revelations that threaten not only everything she believes in but also, ultimately, her own life
Close a novel by Martina Cole( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
When a ruthless gangster is killed, his widow must look after their family in a world where she can trust no one
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Alternative Names
Koul, Martina
コール, マーティナ
English (249)
Russian (2)
Turkish (1)
German (1)
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