Martin Cruz Smith (* 3. November 1942 in Reading, Pennsylvania; eigentlich William Martin Smith) ist ein US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller. Berühmt machte ihn die Reihe um den Moskauer Ermittler Arkadi Renko.
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A triple murder in Moscow’s famous Gorky Park amusement centre rocks the capital – three corpses found in the snow, so badly mutilated that their identities can’t be verified. Chief Investigator Arkady Renko from the Moscow police takes the case. Renko is a brilliant investigator – dangerously so.
Band 1 von Arkady Renko “Brilliant…enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.” (The New Yorker) (213 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 452 Seiten noch günstig?
Arkady Renko, former Chief Investigator of the Moscow Town Prosecutor’s Office, made too many enemies and lost the favour of his party. After a self-imposed exile in Siberia, Renko toils on the ’slime line‘ of a factory ship in the Bering Sea. But when an adventurous Georgian woman comes up with the day’s catch, the signs of murder are undeniable.
Band 2 von Arkady Renko “This novel is as fresh and thrilling now as when it was first written. Very highly recommended.” (Leser) (9 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 464 Seiten noch günstig?
Arkady Renko has returned to Moscow from his exile in the darkest reaches of the Soviet Union. He is reinstated as an Investigator in the Moscow Militsiya, only to find the home he once knew so well is crumbling under a new world order – the Russian mafia. After the brutal murder of a black-market banker, Renko finds himself wrapped in the rich, ruthless and highly powerful underworld of the new elite.
Band 3 von Arkady Renko “Red Square is written as entertainment, and yet it is wonderfully literary, full of rich atmosphere, multi-faceted characterization and intelligent dialogue.” (Leser) (133 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 402 Seiten noch günstig?
Former Inspector for the Moscow Militsiya, Arkady Renko, is summoned to Cuba to identify a liquefying corpse, dragged from the oily waters of Havana Bay. Renko finds himself in a decaying country, the final recess of Communism – a place where Russia is despised, exotic rituals take precedence and unexpected danger meets bewildering contradictions.
Band 4 von Arkady Renko “RIPE WITH THE RHYTHMS AND TROPICAL HEAT OF MODERN-DAY CUBA . . . Another fine entry in an enjoyable series of spy novels . . . The year’s steamiest read.” (The Wall Street Journal) (232 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 468 Seiten noch günstig?
The iron curtain has fallen and a screen of nouveau capitalism stands in its place. Though the New Russia is foreign to Renko, the corruption and brutality that he encounters are all too familiar. The seeming suicide of one of Russia’s new billionaires leads Arkady Renko to Chernobyl and the Zone of Exclusion, the still radioactive site of great catastrophe – a spectral netherworld populated by the corrupted, the obstinate and the reckless.
Band 5 von Arkady Renko “What is life like in a dead city where everybody carries a radiation meter and everything is radioactive? How do survivors work out survival? Fascinating, challenging, terrifying at a deep level.” (Leser) (273 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 368 Seiten noch günstig?
Investigator Arkady Renko, the pariah of the Moscow prosecutor’s office, has been assigned the thankless job of investigating a new phenomenon: late-night subway riders report seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin on the platform of the Chistye Prudy Metro station. The illusion seems part political hocus-pocus and also part wishful thinking, for among many Russians Stalin is again popular; the bloody dictator can boast a two-to-one approval rating.
Band 6 von Arkady Renko “Brilliant twist halfway through that was very reminiscent of the original Gorky Park.” (Leser) (46 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 352 Seiten noch günstig?
Investigator Arkady Renko has been suspended from the Moscow prosecutor’s office for smashing through the corruption of Russia’s underbelly to uncover unpleasant truths. Despite this, he strives to solve a final case: a young woman is found dead in a work shed on the perimeter of Moscow’s main rail hub, and Renko is the only one who recognises it to be more than the simple drug overdose of a common prostitute.
Band 7 von Arkady Renko ““Three Stations“ is, as are all of Martin Cruz Smith novels, excellently written with beautifully detailed descriptions and a fast-moving, stimulating plot. The big change is that he brings in a character, a young woman whose baby has been kidnapped, and I really cared about her and how the story unfolds.” (Leser) (263 Rezensionen / 3,8 Sterne), 384 Seiten noch günstig?
When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols.
Band 8 von Arkady Renko “With gallows humor and a soulful mortality, Smith has conjured another irresistible adventure for one of crime fiction’s great detectives.” (People) (727 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 305 Seiten noch günstig?