Mark Smith (novelist)

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Mark Smith (born 1935) is an American novelist. A professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, he is the author of several books, including Toyland (1965), The Middleman (1967), Doctor Blues (1983), and Smoke Street (1984). His The Moon Lamp (1976) and The Delphinium Girl (1980) were Book of the Month Club selections.[1] Smith is probably best known for The Death of the Detective (1973), nominated for the National Book Award in 1974,[2] and a New York Times bestseller.[3] The Death of the Detective was reprinted in 2015 by Brash Books.


  1. ^ "7th Annual Literary Festival, Old Dominion University, October 1–4, 1984: Mark Smith". Old Dominion University Libraries. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  2. ^ "The National Book Awards Winners & Finalists Since 1950" (PDF). National Book Foundation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Northwestern University Press Closeup: The Death of the Detective". Northwestern University Press. Archived from the original on 2007-09-16. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 

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