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Martin Cruz Smith

USA flag (b.1942)

aka Simon Quinn

Martin Cruz Smith is the author of Gorky Park, as well as Stallion Gate, Polar Star, Red Square and Rose, among other novels. He lives in California with his wife and three children.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Historical
Anthologies edited
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2000) : Havana Bay

Martin Cruz Smith recommends
The Handle (1966)
(Parker, book 8)
Richard Stark
"To me, Richard Stark is the Prince of Noir."
The Monkey House (1996)
John Fullerton
"I wouldn't compare this to Gorky Park, I would compare it to Dante's Inferno. Why aren't more books as good as this? The reason is that very few of us have been to places as dark as this, and John Fullerton has."
Final Orbit (1997)
S V Dáte
"Date knows his space stuff."
Adios Muchachos (2001)
Daniel Chavarria
"Pulp fiction in Castro's Cuba... sex, scheming, and, well, more sex."
Tropic of Night (2003)
(Jimmy Paz, book 1)
Michael Gruber
"A dark, brilliant book."
Comrades in Miami (2005)
José Latour
"José Latour is a master of Cuban noir."
The Dead Detective (2010)
(Dead Detective , book 1)
William Heffernan
"William Heffernan is one of the rare mystery writers who cares about soul."

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