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Martin Cruz Smith


A favorite mystery author, he’s best for his novels featuring Russian investigator Arkady Renko. He’s also known for his 1977 book, Nightwing, that was later on adapted right into a feature film. He went to the University or college of Pa in the first 1960s, graduating having a level in creative composing. In the middle-1960s, he started working like a journalist; he released his first literary function, The Indians Won, in 1970. Canto for any Gypsy, his 1st mystery book, was nominated for an Edgar Honor in 1973. He was created in Pa to a family group of combined Spanish, Senuca del Sur, Yaqui, and Pueblo ancestry. Given birth to Martin William Smith, he published under several pencil titles, including Martin Cruz Smith, Nick Carter, Martin Quinn, and Jake Logan. He and famous scientist Edmund Carpenter both analyzed at the University or college of Pennsylvania.

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Full Name Martin Cruz Smith
Date Of Birth November 3, 1942
Place Of Birth Reading, PA
Profession Novelist
Education University of Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Awards Hammett Prize
Nominations Edgar Award for Best Novel, Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, Dagger of Daggers, Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
Movies Gorky Park, Nightwing
Star Sign Scorpio

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Gorky Park 1983 novel
Nightwing 1979 novel / screenplay
The Art of Crime 1975 TV Movie novel "Gypsy in Amber" - as Martin Smith / screenplay - as Martin Smith / teleplay - as Martin Smith



Charlie Rose 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest

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