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And the Winner is….!

21 June 2019

We had over a two hundred entries into the competition to win one of two signed copies of the new paperback edition of Smoke and Ashes. Here’s me choosing the winner…

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Smoke and Ashes chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 Best Crime & Thriller Novels since 1945

12 May 2019

Smoke and Ashes makes the Sunday Times list of the 100 best crime and thriller novels of the modern age, alongside the greats such as Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler and Philip Kerr.

Read the full list here.


Smoke and Ashes longlisted for two CWA Daggers!

10 May 2019

The longlists for the 2019 CWA Daggers were announced at a reception at CrimeFest in Bristol, UK on the evening of Friday 10 May 2019.

The third novel in the Wyndham and Banerjee series, Smoke and Ashes has been long listed for the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year and the Sapere Books Historical Dagger for best Historical Crime Novel of the Year.

Full details of all the longlists can be found here.


Cole praises ‘diverse’ Capital Crime line-up as Rankin and Mukherjee join bill

9 May 2019

The Bookseller

Cole praises 'diverse' Capital Crime line-up as Rankin and Mukherjee join bill

“Martina Cole has praised the line-up for London’s new crime and thriller festival Capital Crime as organisers reveal further names for the inaugural event, including Cole, Ann Cleeves, Ian Rankin, Abir Mukherjee and Leye Adenle…”

Read the full article here