Martin Cruz Smith





Martin Cruz Smith

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

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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: 3.91 · 50,755 ratings · 2,218 reviews · 33 distinct works · Similar authors
Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1)
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 29,176 ratings — published 1980 — 63 editions
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Polar Star (Arkady Renko, #2)
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 3,506 ratings — published 1989 — 43 editions
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Red Square (Arkady Renko, #3)
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 2,920 ratings — published 1992 — 41 editions
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Wolves Eat Dogs (Arkady Ren...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 2,636 ratings — published 2004 — 31 editions
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Havana Bay (Arkady Renko, #4)
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 2,509 ratings — published 1999 — 44 editions
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Three Stations (Arkady Renk...
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 2,195 ratings — published 2009 — 32 editions
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Stalin's Ghost (Arkady Renk...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 2,250 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Rose
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,536 ratings — published 1996 — 30 editions
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December 6
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,306 ratings — published 2001 — 39 editions
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Stallion Gate
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 829 ratings — published 1986 — 23 editions
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Gorky Park Polar Star Red Square Havana Bay Wolves Eat Dogs Stalin's Ghost Three Stations
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“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

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