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Graft

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The indisputable queen of the violent, gritty, gangland thriller which, although concentrates on the woman’s view of this seedy underworld, I wholeheartedly recommend her to the male reader too. Just try her, she’s got something special.

Comparison: Sheila Quigley, Mandasue Heller, Jake Arnott.
Similar this month: None, but try Margaret Murphy or Lynda La Plante.

If you like Martina Cole you might also like to read books by Jake Arnott, Mandasue Heller and Lynda La Plante.

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Graft by Martina Cole

In her latest novel, Martina tells the story of Nick Leary - devoted father, loyal friend and shrewd businessman - and what happens when a masked intruder breaks into his home.... In her unique style, Martina Cole holds up a mirror to our society, writing about tough and often harrowing subjects in a brutally honest and compassionate way. Her characters are injected with sympathy and warmth and there is an honesty in her books that speaks to millions of people.

Reviews

'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 No one writes about East End women and their vagaries like Martina Cole Maxim Jakubowski, Murder One

'A powerful novel that pulls no punches... Cole has an ear for the vernacular of the East End, as well as an ability to portray the viciousness of life at the edge'
the Guide Guide

'Right from the start [Cole] has enjoyed unqualified approval for her distinctive and powerfully written fiction'
The Times Intensely readable Guardian

'Martina Cole explores the shady criminal underworld, a setting she is fast making her own'
Sunday Express

'Utterly compelling'
Mirror

'The story will grip you from the first pages'
Best

'Gritty novel from an author who knows intimately the world she writes about'
Express

About the Author

Martina Cole

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 Sky 1 to 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.

Martina Cole is a phenomenon. She continues to smash sales records with each of her books, which have sold thirteen million copies. In 2011 Martina surpassed the £50 million sales mark since records began and was the first British female novelist for adult audiences to achieve this - and she has spent more weeks in the No. 1 slot on the original fiction bestseller list than any other adult novelist. Her hard-hitting, uncompromising and haunting writing is in a genre all its own - no one writes like Martina.

Photograph © Charlotte Murphy

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Publication date

11th November 2010

Author

Martina Cole

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www.martinacole.co.uk/

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing Ltd

Format

Paperback (a Format)
528 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books for the Boys
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780755374137

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