René Martin is the pen name of Latin American author and financial director who held high positions at several major international banks and received Honorius titles from one Brazilian and two American states (Rio de Janeiro, Oklahoma, and Georgia). He has written 46 novels which have been published in hard or soft cover along with many short stories – primarily in the genres of spy, detective, western, and science fiction. Four of his novels were made into full length movies, the most famous being “The Treasure of Zapata” (1973).

Many of René Martin’ short stories were published by newspapers in Brazil such as O Dia and A Notícia, and detective magazines including X-9, Meia-Noite and James Bond(Rio Gráfica e Editora – a publishing house associated with TV Globo). He also appeared in an annual selection of writers named Terry Carr Collection (CEDIBRA – associated to the Spanish Editorial Bruguera) and HOJE, published by Livraria Francisco Alves Editora.

René Martin wrote his first short story when he was 16 years old, under the title “I Owe to the Justice”, later republished under a new title “The Alibi”. Being a great admirer of the early 20th century French writer Maurice Leblanc, who developed the character named “Arsène Lupin”, he created and wrote a series of short stories featuring an international criminal mind named “Alfred Lèverge”.