Goodnight Lady: A compelling thriller of power and corruption

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Headline, Jun 10, 2005 - Fiction - 300 pages
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She has always kept quiet... until now...

Dark and dangerous, GOODNIGHT LADY by the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole features the powerful, beautiful and fearless Briony Cavanagh, London's most infamous businesswoman, and mistress of her own fate...

In the sixties, Briony Cavanagh ran a string of the most notorious brothels in London. Only Briony knew what went on behind those doors, and she never opened her mouth - unless she stood to benefit. Only Briony knew the painful road she'd travelled to get there. From an impoverished childhood that ended with shocking betrayal, she was determined to be mistress of her own fate. But along with success came risk and danger. And the Goodnight Lady had her own secret place that was always shadowed by loss.

If you love powerful female characters, be sure to also read Martina Cole's THE KNOW, CLOSE and GET EVEN. These ladies are strong, resilient and vengeful...

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User Review  - mazda502001 - LibraryThing

I like this author's books as they are nearly all set around the area of London where I lived as a child. Her novels tend to be gritty, tough, graphically real but fast reads. I know without a doubt ... Read full review

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I just discover this book and finished reading it, I love it. I really wished some director would want to make a movie series. It would be great and it is rare to find a woman running all this dark world. I seem never wana put this book down, i keep on imagine what it would be like if in real life. Its a great book! Martina Cole i love it. 

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About the author (2005)

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.

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