Martina Cole’s first novel Dangerous Lady caused a sensation when it was published, and launched one of the bestselling fiction writers of her generation. Twenty-seven years later, Martina has gone on to have more No.1 original fiction bestsellers than any other author. She won the British Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year with The Take , which then went on to be a hit TV series for Sky 1.  Her new novel No Mercy was published by Headline in October 2019. Martina held the Murder One audience spellbound as she recounted tales of her family and how she wrote her first book. Still writing longhand, she explained her Irish background and her connections with some of London’s most notorious criminals.

Breda Brown is a former print and radio journalist. She has held a number of key positions including Head of News with Lite FM/Q102 and Chief News Reporter with Dublin’s 98FM. She has also worked as a journalist with a variety of daily and Sunday newspapers as well as trade, business and consumer magazines. She is a regular panellist on national news and current affairs programmes and is a regular contributor to the Sunday Times.

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