Martin William Smith
Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 72 years of age.
1942 - Martin Cruz Smith Was born.
1964 - Smith was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing.
1965-1969 - He worked as a journalist.
1970 - Smith wrote two Slocum adult action westerns, under the pen name Jake Logan. Smith also wrote a number of other paperback originals, including a series about a character named 'The Inquisitor,' who can be described as a James Bond-type agent employed by the Vatican.
1971 - His first mystery, featuring a Gypsy art dealer in New York named Roman Grey, Gypsy in Amber, was nominated for an Edgar Award.
1981 - Smith wrote Gorky Park, which was called the "thriller of the by Time Magazine. It became a bestseller and won a Golden Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers Association.
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