Martin Cruz Smith





Martin Cruz Smith

Author profile


born
in Reading, Pennsylvania, The United States
November 03, 1942

gender
male

website

genre


About this author

AKA Simon Quinn, Nick Carter.

Martin Cruz Smith (born Martin William Smith), American novelist, received his BA in Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. He worked as a journalist from 1965 to 1969 before turning his hand to fiction. His first mystery (Gypsy in Amber – 1971) features NY gypsy art dealer Roman Grey and was nominated for an Edgar Award. Nightwing was his breakthrough novel and was made into a movie.

Smith is best known for his series of novels featuring Russian investigator Arkady Renko. Gorky Park, published in 1981, was the first of these and was called "thriller of the '80s" by Time Magazine. It became a bestseller and won the Gold Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers' Association. Renko has als
...more


Average rating: 3.92 · 58,934 ratings · 2,521 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1)
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 33,947 ratings — published 1980 — 65 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Polar Star (Arkady Renko, #2)
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 3,979 ratings — published 1989 — 43 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Red Square (Arkady Renko, #3)
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 3,253 ratings — published 1992 — 41 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wolves Eat Dogs (Arkady Ren...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,981 ratings — published 2004 — 31 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Havana Bay (Arkady Renko, #4)
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 2,839 ratings — published 1999 — 44 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Three Stations (Arkady Renk...
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 2,490 ratings — published 2009 — 32 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stalin's Ghost (Arkady Renk...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 2,559 ratings — published 2006 — 34 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rose
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 1,701 ratings — published 1996 — 31 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
December 6
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,466 ratings — published 2001 — 39 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tatiana (Arkady Renko, #8)
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 1,658 ratings — published 2013 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Martin Cruz Smith…
Gorky Park Polar Star Red Square Havana Bay Wolves Eat Dogs Stalin's Ghost Three Stations
Arkady Renko (8 books)
by
3.942046444390904 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 53,957 ratings

Gypsy in Amber Canto for a Gypsy
Roman Grey (2 books)
by
3.366883116883117 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 308 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Because normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history.”
Martin Cruz Smith

“It was like a Russian party, Arkady thought. People got drunk, recklessly confessed their love, spilled their festering dislike, had hysterics, marched out, were dragged back in and revived with brandy. It wasn't a French salon.”
Martin Cruz Smith

“The most beautiful women in the world were African.”
Martin Cruz Smith, Rose

Polls

March/April Group Read

 
  22 votes 7.2%

 
  21 votes 6.9%

 
  20 votes 6.6%

 
  20 votes 6.6%

 
  20 votes 6.6%

 
  19 votes 6.2%

 
  19 votes 6.2%

 
  18 votes 5.9%

 
  18 votes 5.9%

 
  15 votes 4.9%

 
  15 votes 4.9%

 
  13 votes 4.3%

 
  12 votes 3.9%

 
  11 votes 3.6%

 
  11 votes 3.6%

 
  10 votes 3.3%

 
  9 votes 3.0%

 
  7 votes 2.3%

 
  7 votes 2.3%

 
  6 votes 2.0%

 
  5 votes 1.6%

 
  4 votes 1.3%

 
  3 votes 1.0%

305 total votes
13 comments
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author



Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Martin to Goodreads.