Martin is an author, screenwriter and script editor. His latest
novel, Version Thirteen, is just launched by Unbound. Version Thirteen is the second in the
Spendlove trilogy set against the crisis in global capitalism,
launched in 2013. The early stages of screen adaptation in
Hollywood are in hand. See the video here.
Version Thirteen was preceded by Meltdown,
whose sales and downloads total almost 50,000 in the UK and
Commonwealth territories. UK public libraries have recorded over
40,000 loans in the four years to July 2012 (source: PLR). Meltdown
has been translated into Russian, Indian (Marathi) and Lithuanian,
with a French translation in the pipeline.
Martin's first book was A Fool And His Money, a
best-selling collection of satirical essays, originally published
by Orion. A revised and updated extract of A Fool And His Money is available as
an e-book. He is working on (no publication date set) an authorised
biography of Manchester United football manager, David Moyes.
Martin, whose work as script editor and story consultant is in
great demand, was a judge in the international scriptwriting
Also in development: Romeo And Juliet
3D - a modern re-telling of the classic Shakespearean
play. Martin co-wrote the script of this feature film. See the
two-minute teaser film by clicking here.
Meltdown: Media Reviews, Interviews, Fluff and Stuff...
"Exciting, intriguing, well-crafted: the business!" -
"A brilliant and accurate insight into the cut-throat world
of financial high-flyers. I couldn't put it down." -
"Let's take a real writer to the pub!"
Martin on the Chris Evans Show, BBC Radio 2
"Publishing moves with the speed of a heavily sedated
wardrobe." Interview with John Humphrys and Sir
Peter Hall on the Today Programme, BBC Radio 4
"Books that attempt to convey the atmosphere of a City
trading floor and succeed are extremely rare. On the fiction
shelves, I can't think of any … Baker's may be the first. His
account of the enormous, calculated play that gives the book its
name is compelling and more importantly, utterly convincing."
- Evening Standard
"A pacy plot, convincing detail and exotic locations."
- Daily Mirror
"All the ingredients are there - fervid scenes on the
dealing floor, a murder, a plot to destabilise the world financial
system." - The Times
"With so many thrillers clamouring for our attention,
something special is needed to rise above the crowd - and on the
evidence of Meltdown, Martin Baker has just what it takes...
splendid, fast-moving stuff, in which the stakes move from personal
vendettas to nothing less than a threat to the global economy."
- Barry Forshaw, The Good Book Guide