Martina Cole| birth_place = Essex, England | death_date = | death_place = | occupation = Writer | nationality = | citizenship = United Kingdom | education = | alma_mater = | period = 1992–present | genre = Crime | subject = | movement = | notableworks = ''Dangerous Lady''; ''The Runaway''; ''The Take'' | spouse = | partner = | children = 2 | relatives = | awards = Crime Writers Award | website = }} Eilidh Martina Cole (born 30 March 1959) is a British crime writer, businesswoman and occasional television presenter.
Cole was brought up in Aveley, Essex. she has released twenty-six novels about crime, most of which examine London's gangster underworld. Four of her novels, ''Dangerous Lady'', ''The Jump'', ''The Take'' and ''The Runaway'' have been adapted into high-rating television dramas. She has achieved sales of over fourteen million in the UK alone and her tenth novel, ''The Know'', spent seven weeks on ''The Sunday Times'' hardback best-sellers list. Provided by Wikipedia
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