Martin Cruz Smith

Books by Martin Cruz Smith

The Siberian Dilemma

Investigator Arkady Renko travels to the frozen tundra to seek his on-off lover, investigative journalist Tatiana Petrovna, who has disappeared.

Reviewed on 25 April 2020 by John Cleal

The Girl From Venice

One night, whilst fishing in the Venice lagoon, a young man, Cenzo, comes across a girl’s body. It turns out that she is still alive but in great trouble and he finds himself compelled to help her.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Arnold Taylor


A fearless reporter, Tatiana Petrovna, is found dead, apparently having committed suicide by throwing herself from the sixth floor of an apartment block. At about the same time a billionaire Mafia chief is shot dead. As Senior Investigator, Arkady Renko, looks into the first case, he comes to believe that it is in some way connected with the second.

Reviewed on 18 October 2014 by Arnold Taylor


Senior investigator Arkady Renko, investigating the execution of a Moscow mob boss, finds a connection to the apparent suicide of a female investigative reporter.

Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by John Cleal