Meet Inspector Arkady Renko in Martin Cruz Smith’s Masterpiece, ‘Gorky Park’ [REVIEW]

Gorky Park, 1982

Pond in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, 1982 (Photo by RIA Novosti archive, image #510373 / Valeriy Shustov / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0)

A public venue. Three unidentified bodies. One determined investigator. Can one man solve a complicated case when no one in his own government wants him to do so? Find out in Martin Cruz Smith’s dazzling thriller, Gorky Park.  Read more of this post

Prepare to be Mesmerized by Martin Cruz Smith’s ‘The Girl from Venice’ [REVIEW]

Fisherman's shed off Pellestrina on the Venetian lagoon

Love blossoms in a fisherman’s humble home on the Venetian lagoon in Martin Cruz Smith’s The Girl from Venice.
(Photo by D’Arcy Vallance, Flickr)

World War II may be drawing to a close, but life is still far from safe when a quiet fisherman pulls a mysterious girl’s lifeless body from the drink. But who is she? Why do the Germans want her? And what can a humble peasant do to save both their lives? Find out in Martin Cruz Smith’s new standalone novel, The Girl from Venice. Read more of this post