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The Knowledge: A free digital compendium by [Cole, Martina]
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4.4 out of 5 stars 181 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1378 KB
  • Print Length: 309 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (15 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E9VSWA6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 181 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #918 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I love Martina 's books and this free book with a passage from all her books is a great way to see if you would like to read further, which I am sure most crime readers will. Thank you for the free gift and look forward too many more new reads from Martina. Thank you.
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I can't imagine there are many crime readers who haven't heard of Martina Cole. In recent years her work has declined, but her earlier stuff is simply fantastic. In fact I would say that her earlier work (The Ladykiller, Two Women, Dangerous Lady, The Runaway) remains unbeaten by any of the authors who have the Martina comparison on their front covers: 'Like Martina, you'll LOVE so and so...'.

Two authors who remind me of early Cole are Jessie Keane and Kimberley Chambers. Jessie is a fantastic author and deserves the right to be compared to Cole. Another good author is Jacqui Rose. Other authors got their publishing deals through marriage, and aren't so good. It's a shame that Martina's newer stuff isn't a patch on her earlier work but I still read her new books in the hope of a return to form. However with the likes of Kimberley and Jessie there is a lot more choice around these days for similar stuff. Martina however still remains as the Queen of these sorts of books and is one of the UK's best selling and most popular authors.

This 'free digital compendium' is fantastic for new fans to learn more about Martina, what makes her tick and what made her decide to be a writer. It also contains the first chapter(s) from all of Martina's books which is great for new readers who are yet to read those books. But for older readers, and people who have been there since the start then there isn't anything new to be seen here.

Apart from the opening chapters of her previous work, the book contains the chapters: 'The Road to Success', 'The Facts', 'What Makes Me Angry', 'An Interview with Martina Cole' and two short stories: 'Tammy's Story' and 'Tania's Life'.
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Excellent collection of snippets of some of her well known books. All seem to follow the same path - gangsters, poverty, criminal exploits, prostitution, death. The book also features interviews with martina.
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I haven't read any Martina Cole novels but I very much like these samples and the short biographies. I would have given it four stars as I just get into a story and it breaks off! I know that that comment is unfair as A) it was a free download and B) it is advertised as a 'sampler'. I enjoyed the samples and will definitely be purchasing some full length novels. It's definitely five stars but it's driving me mad!
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not impressed by this, but then not sure what to expect I guess I should have read the description a little closer! This was just snippets of Martina Cole's books and then a tiny tiny bit about Martina Cole. Presumably this came from her publishing house wanting to promote her books further and looking for a gullible audience.

What is needed is simple, people who like her books buy them and read them, people who are interested in Martina Cole herself, can buy a biography of her. What is not needed is this snapshot snippet book.
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thoroughly enjoyed this compendium. It made me want to start reading Martinas books all over again from the very first book. Unfortunately I gave most of them away for other people to enjoy. I have quite a few books still to read but I will go back to Martina as soon as I can.
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this may not be everyone's idea of a good read, but for me I really enjoyed it ,again it was a free e-book so I cannot complain anyway
but I think this lady author is very good , great stories, and very much with it,.
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Really enjoyed getting synopsis of her books but has put me in the dilemma as to which I read next. He background was interesting but did not get why and where she gets her ideas for such gripping story lines. One feels she must have some experience of the seedy side of London (and further) so one is left with lots of questions. That makes a GOOD writer.
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