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Cole, Martina

Works: 57 works in 631 publications in 19 languages and 12,690 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6053.O413, 823.914
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Publications about Martina Cole
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Most widely held works by Martina Cole
Close by Martina Cole( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,296 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 )
31 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,056 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."--Page [2] of jacket
The graft by Martina Cole( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 634 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 take by Martina Cole( Book )
31 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 601 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
Hard girls by Martina Cole( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Danielle Crosby had a body to die for. A body she sold to the highest bidder. But she ended up paying for it with her life. 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. Kate Burrows, retired DCI now consultant, has plenty of experience when it comes to murder after all she caught the Grantley Ripper and broke the biggest paedophile ring in the South East. She is determined to help put the killer behind bars. But whoever it is won t be easily caught. And when another girl s body is found, even more horrifically disfigured than the last, it s clear the killer is just warming up
Faceless by Martina Cole( Book )
35 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 594 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
The know by Martina Cole( Book )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 592 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
Two women by Martina Cole( Book )
40 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 558 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 faithless by Martina Cole( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 557 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 )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Cathy Connor has been running away all her life. So when she is sent to a remand centre for hitting her drunken father, her only choice is to run away. Living rough in Soho, she turns to prostitution. But Cathy finds that her past is never far behind
The family by Martina Cole( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 470 libraries worldwide
'Cole is brilliant at portraying the good among the bad, and vice versa, so until the very end we never quite know who to trust. This is the very stuff that makes her so compelling' -- Daily Mirror
Broken by Martina Cole( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 456 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 adandoned. 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. As a parent herself, Kate's finding the case topugh 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 ladykiller by Martina Cole( Book )
42 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 456 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
The business by Martina Cole( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 433 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 jump by Martina Cole( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 419 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
The life by Martina Cole( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 402 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
Dangerous lady by Martina Cole( Book )
36 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 376 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
Goodnight lady by Martina Cole( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 369 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
Revenge by Martina Cole( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Michael Flynn is untouchable in a world of power, money and violence. He fights for what he wants and he takes it, whatever the cost. He learns the rules of the Life from the best and when his mentor, legendary Face Patrick Costello, is taken out, no one questions that Michael Flynn is his natural successor. For Michael, loyalty - and crime - pay. Michael Flynn rises to heights beyond anything the criminal underworld has seen. He owns everyone and he rules his empire with an even but fierce hand. No one would dare challenge him. Then the unthinkable happens. Perhaps Michael Flynn is not so untouchable after all, and he must learn that there can be no forgiveness of sins
The good life by Martina Cole( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
The best things in life are never free. Cain Moran wanted Jenny Riley more than he had ever wanted anyone or anything before in his life. But loving Jenny Riley was the easy part; it was telling his wife he wanted a divorce that was going to be the killer... Jenny is not just any girl. She cares nothing for Cain's hard-man reputation - she just wants to be with him. But Cain is not a free man. And he's about to find out that when his wife Caroline said 'til death us do part, she meant it. When Cain is sentenced to life in prison it seems that Caroline might have got her wish. All Cain and Jenny know is that if their love can survive such separation, then one day they will have a chance at the Good Life together again. But there are greater trials ahead than either can foresee. They're about to learn the hardest lesson of all: Live the good life. Pay the price
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Alternative Names
Koul, Martina
Martina Cole angielska pisarka
Martina Cole anglická spisovatelka
Martina Cole Brits schrijfster
Martina Cole englische Kriminalschriftstellerin
Martina Coleová anglická spisovateľka
Мартина Коул
コール, マーティナ
English (266)
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