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Martin J. Smith

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Author Martin J. Smith is editor-in-chief of the monthly Orange Coast magazine and a former senior editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine. He wrote three crime novels, "Time Release," "Shadow Image," and the Edgar Award-nominated "Straw Men," before turning his writing energy to nonfiction books, including "Oops: 20 Life Lessons from the Fiascoes That Shaped America," "Poplorica: A Popular History of the Fads, Mavericks, Inventions and Lore That Shaped Modern America" (both with co-author Patrick J. Kiger), and "The Wild Duck Chase." Diversion Books published his fourth series novel, "The Disappeared Girl," in March 2014. Smith lives in Southern California.


Thanks to Rege Behe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for the fine piece about my new novel, THE DISAPPEARED GIRL, in today's paper. And thanks to photographer Heidi Murrin for making me look a bit less like a Civil War veteran than usual. Here's the link for those who may be interested:

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Poplorica: A Popular Histor...
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Time Release
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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The Wild Duck Chase
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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The Disappeared Girl
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2014
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Shadow Image
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Straw Men
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The Core Executive in Britain
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“Barbara Mitchell of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office and F. James Gregris, former deputy coroner of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, were”
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