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Martin Cruz Smith is a writer of suspense novels. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on November 3, 1942 but grew up in New Mexico and the Philadelphia area. Smith earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Smith worked for local television stations, newspapers, and the Associated Press. His early work was published under the names Simon Quinn, Jake Logan, and Martin Smith. Smith is best known for a series of suspense/thrillers featuring Investigator Arkady Renko. The first of these books, Gorky Park, was published in 1981 and adapted as a film starring William Hurt and Lee Marvin two years later. An earlier film of his work, Nightwing, directed by Arthur Hiller, was released in 1979. Smith is a member of the Authors League of America and the Authors Guild. In 2013 his title Tatiana made The New York Times Best Seller List. The Girl from Venice also became a bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Gorky Park… (more)
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Martin Cruz Smith has written under the pseudonyms Simon Quinn, Martin Quinn, Jake Logan, and Martin Smith (his real name).

Gorky Park 3,646 copies, 72 reviews
Polar Star 1,803 copies, 31 reviews
Red Square 1,481 copies, 25 reviews
Havana Bay 1,447 copies, 22 reviews
Wolves Eat Dogs 1,309 copies, 31 reviews
Stalin's Ghost 1,188 copies, 36 reviews
Rose 998 copies, 20 reviews
December 6 992 copies, 15 reviews
Three Stations 866 copies, 36 reviews
Stallion Gate 598 copies, 12 reviews
Tatiana 551 copies, 25 reviews
The Girl from Venice 449 copies, 34 reviews
Nightwing 413 copies, 10 reviews
The Siberian Dilemma 226 copies, 15 reviews
Canto for a Gypsy 147 copies, 3 reviews
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