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Books by Martina Cole

A reader’s guide to Martina Cole


Martina Cole was born in Essex, England, to Irish Catholic parents, and was the youngest of five children. She was expelled from her convent school at 15 after allegedly being caught reading a Harold Robbins novel. She married for the first time aged 16, but the marriage only lasted a year. She had her first child, Christopher, at the age of 18. Her parents both died when she was in her early 20s.

Prior to her literary success, Cole had a variety of jobs, including working as a cleaner, a wine waitress, an agency nurse and a supermarket shelf-stacker. Cole's breakthrough came in 1991, when her manuscript for Dangerous Lady was accepted and sold for a record £150,000. The book was published the following year. Her novels often deal with the seedy underworld of London, England and feature a female protagonist. Her novels are chock-full of grisly murders, violent robberies, and even prison breaks. Each act is very detailed and realistic. Several of her novels have been adapted to film, television and stage. Read More
The Business By Martina Cole
The Businessby Martina Cole
Very Good
$22.49
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Faces By Martina Cole
Facesby Martina Cole
Like New
$25.99
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The Jump By Martina Cole
The Jumpby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
inc. GST
Two Women By Martina Cole
Two Womenby Martina Cole
Good
$25.49
inc. GST
Maura's Game By Martina Cole
Maura's Gameby Martina Cole
Very Good
$22.49
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Maura's Game By Martina Cole
Maura's Gameby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
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Broken By Martina Cole
Brokenby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
inc. GST
The Runaway By Martina Cole
The Runawayby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
inc. GST
Goodnight Lady By Martina Cole
Goodnight Ladyby Martina Cole
Good
$56.99
inc. GST
The Family By Martina Cole
The Familyby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
inc. GST
Two Women By Martina Cole
Two Womenby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
inc. GST
Get Even By Martina Cole
Get Evenby Martina Cole
Very Good
$20.89
inc. GST
Goodnight Lady By Martina Cole
Goodnight Ladyby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
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The Faithless By Martina Cole
The Faithlessby Martina Cole
Very Good
$17.49
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Faceless By Martina Cole
Facelessby Martina Cole
Very Good
$17.19
inc. GST
The Runaway By Martina Cole
The Runawayby Martina Cole
Very Good
$17.19
inc. GST
Dangerous Lady By Martina Cole
Dangerous Ladyby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
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The Take By Martina Cole
The Takeby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
inc. GST
Revenge: A pacy crime thriller of violence and vengeance By Martina Cole
Revengeby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
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Close By Martina Cole
Closeby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
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The JUmp By Martina Cole
The JUmpby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
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Faceless By Martina Cole
Facelessby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
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The Good Life By Martina Cole
The Good Lifeby Martina Cole
Very Good
$13.69
inc. GST
Hard Girls By Martina Cole
Hard Girlsby Martina Cole
Very Good
$18.99
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The Take By Martina Cole
The Takeby Martina Cole
Very Good
$17.19
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Broken By Martina Cole
Brokenby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
inc. GST
The Family By Martina Cole
The Familyby Martina Cole
Very Good
$20.89
inc. GST
Broken By Martina Cole
Brokenby Martina Cole
Very Good
$22.49
inc. GST
Close By Martina Cole
Closeby Martina Cole
Very Good
$22.49
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The Graft By Martina Cole
The Graftby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
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Faceless By Martina Cole
Facelessby Martina Cole
Very Good
$22.49
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The Graft By Martina Cole
The Graftby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
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No Mercy By Martina Cole
No Mercyby Martina Cole
Very Good
$17.19
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TWO WOMEN. By Martina. Cole
TWO WOMEN.by Martina. Cole
Very Good
$13.69
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The Runaway By Martina Cole
The Runawayby Martina Cole
Very Good
$20.89
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The Life By Martina Cole
The Lifeby Martina Cole
Very Good
$15.49
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The Graft By Martina Cole
The Graftby Martina Cole
Very Good
$23.99
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Damaged By Martina Cole
Damagedby Martina Cole
Very Good
$13.69
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The Good Life By Martina Cole
The Good Lifeby Martina Cole
Very Good
$18.99
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Two Women By Martina Cole
Two Womenby Martina Cole
Very Good
$22.49
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Betrayal By Martina Cole
Betrayalby Martina Cole
Very Good
$20.89
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The Business By Martina Cole
The Businessby Martina Cole
Very Good
$13.69
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The Runaway By Martina Cole
The Runawayby Martina Cole
Very Good
$18.99
inc. GST
The Take By Martina Cole
The Takeby Martina Cole
Very Good
$43.99
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Faces By Martina Cole
Facesby Martina Cole
Very Good
$22.49
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Dangerous Lady By Martina Cole
Dangerous Ladyby Martina Cole
Very Good
$13.69
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Broken By Martina Cole
Brokenby Martina Cole
Very Good
$36.99
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Two Women By Martina Cole
Two Womenby Martina Cole
Very Good
$17.19
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More on Martina Cole

A four-part TV adaptation of Dangerous Lady was broadcast on ITV in 1995, and in 1998 ITV broadcast a four-part adaptation of The Jump. The Take was serialized on British television in June 2009, and starred Tom Hardy as Freddie. The Graft has also been commissioned but has yet to go into production.
In March 2011 The Runaway was shown on Sky1 and Sky1 HD. It is based on Cole's 1997 novel of the same name. Three of Cole's novels have been adapted for the stage by the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London: Two Women in 2010; The Graft in 2011, and Cole's first novel, Dangerous Lady in 2012.

"I've realized that a lot of life is not what you say,see, it's what you don't say. People have to make up their own minds then. It's like a game, and only we know the rules.”
― Martina Cole


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