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Cole, Martina

Works: 60 works in 805 publications in 20 languages and 13,335 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Noir fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6053.O413, 823.914
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Publications about Martina Cole
Publications by Martina Cole
Most widely held works by Martina Cole
Close by Martina Cole( Book )
38 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,189 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 )
36 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 991 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 makiing 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 4 of cover
Hard girls by Martina Cole( Book )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 590 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
The faithless by Martina Cole( Book )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 577 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 know by Martina Cole( Book )
39 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Joanie Brewer worries constantly about her children. Jon Jon is knee-deep in crime at 18 and 14-year-old Jeanette knows more than is good for her. But it is angelic 11-year-old Kira who really scares her, and when a child's body is found, Joanie's need for revenge threatens to destroy them all
The graft by Martina Cole( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 562 libraries worldwide
The story of Nick Leary - devoted father, loyal friend and shrewd business - and what happens when a masked intruder breaks into his home
The take by Martina Cole( Book )
38 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 549 libraries worldwide
If you want it badly enough, take it...When Freddie Jackson gets out of prison he thinks he owns the underworld, he's 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, and the violence. Bitter and resentful, Jackie's life crumbles while her 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 jealousy and betrayal can infect everyone's life. 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
Maura's game by Martina Cole( Book )
29 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Maura Ryan was the queen of the criminal underworld when she pulled off the most audacious gold bullion robbery of all time. Since then she's retired from a life of crime to be with the only man she's ever loved. But enemies from her past are closing in and they're about to learn that they should never cross Maura Ryan
Faceless by Martina Cole( Book )
39 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 10 languages 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; life has moved on, and Marie has nowhere to go. But some people out there are watching her, following her every move-- they know that Marie wants retribution
Two women by Martina Cole( Book )
45 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Danger and violence have always been a part of Sue Dalston's East End life. She was unloved by her own mother, abused by her father, and then brutalised throughout her marriage, so she smashes her husband's head with a claw hammer in a bid for escape. The only thing keeping her sane is knowing that her children are now safe. No one could have predicted the outcome when Sue is put in a cell with Matilda Enderby, a murderess. Their fates become inextricably linked
The family by Martina Cole( Book )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 487 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
The good life by Martina Cole( Book )
13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Czech and held by 471 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
Get even by Martina Cole( Book )
18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Sharon Conway and Lenny Scott are childhood sweethearts. Sharon doesn't question Lenny's business dealings and it isn't long before his reputation as a hard man destined for the top means they are living the good life with their sons. But one night Lenny doesn't come home. It isn't the first time he has gone AWOL. But it is his last. He is found murdered - beaten to death in an act of brutality that shocks even the police. And Sharon never knows why. Now, twenty years later, Sharon is about to find out the truth. Such a crime cannot go unpunished. Revenge is long overdue
The life by Martina Cole( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 454 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 ladykiller by Martina Cole( Book )
46 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Patrick Kelly is a hard man, his one soft spot is his daughter, Mandy. When she falls victim to a sadistic rapist Kelly wants revenge, with or without police help
The runaway by Martina Cole( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 432 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 business by Martina Cole( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 418 libraries worldwide
"Imelda Dooley is scared. Really scared. She's played hard and fast and now she's been caught. She's pregnant and now she's on her own. Her father, not a man to mess with, will see that somebody pays for this. And it's not going to be her. So Imelda Dooley tells a lie. A lie that literally causes murders. When Mary Dooley's husband is killed in the night's events, she knows she must graft to keep the family afloat. And graft she does, becoming a name in her own right. But she still has to watch her daughter's life spiral into a vicious, hate-fuelled cycle of drugs and prostitution. Caught up in the carnage that is Imelda's existence are Mary's adored grandchildren, Jordanna and Kenny. Pretty little Jordanna isn't yet three and she already knows far too much. All she can do is look after her baby brother, Kenny, and try not to draw unwanted attention to herself. Set in the East End of London from the tail-end of the seventies up until the present-day ..."--Jacket
Broken by Martina Cole( Book )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 410 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 jump by Martina Cole( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 360 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
Dangerous lady by Martina Cole( Book )
44 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 354 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
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Alternative Names
Kole, Martina, 1959-
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
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