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
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Average rating: 3.92 · 113,710 ratings · 5,779 reviews · 39 distinct worksSimilar authors
Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1)

4.03 avg rating — 58,776 ratings — published 1981 — 112 editions
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Polar Star (Arkady Renko, #2)

4.01 avg rating — 7,386 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Red Square (Arkady Renko, #3)

3.97 avg rating — 5,588 ratings — published 1992 — 57 editions
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Wolves Eat Dogs (Arkady Ren...

3.94 avg rating — 5,307 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Havana Bay (Arkady Renko, #4)

3.83 avg rating — 5,286 ratings — published 1999 — 61 editions
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The Girl from Venice

3.36 avg rating — 6,436 ratings — published 2016 — 23 editions
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Three Stations (Arkady Renk...

3.76 avg rating — 4,574 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Stalin's Ghost (Arkady Renk...

3.74 avg rating — 4,612 ratings — published 2007 — 47 editions
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Tatiana (Arkady Renko, #8)

3.72 avg rating — 4,334 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Rose

3.89 avg rating — 2,898 ratings — published 1996 — 38 editions
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“The great thing about being a writer is that you are always re-creating yourself.”
Martin Cruz Smith

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