RARA-AVIS: Re: Martina Cole

From: Marianne Macdonald ( marianne.macdonald@lineone.net)
Date: 24 Feb 2003

On Monday, February 24, 2003, at 09:00 AM, RARA-AVIS Digest wrote:

> Which would you recommend as a start? Her books seem unknown in the
> U.S.,
> but Canadian stores have some. The reviews and descriptions I found are
> brief and uninformative.
> Joy, who really needs another TBR
You're the only person in the world who doesn't have a TBR pile??? Wow!

Look, I don't *recommend* them; I've only read one, FACELESS, and I didn't much feel like investigating further, despite the cover blurb - "Faceless is an explosive novel of East End violence and corruption from one of the most original voices in fiction today". The book is hefty, as best-sellers must be, and to my mind rather flat writing. But Martina Cole herself comes from an old
("traditional"?) East End family with criminal acquaintances and seems to be writing what she knows.

It will be expensive to import it from Sleuth of Baker Street - send me your address off-list, and I'll mail you my copy. Don't tell Sleuth ;-) !


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