Tuesday’s Bangor Daily News includes a story about “Fifth Avenue,” a suspense novel by Chris Smith, the electronic communications manager in UMaine’s Dept. of University Relations. Smith, who has a UMaine bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, started the book more than 20 years ago when he was a UMaine student. He decided to revise and complete it earlier in 2010, then self-published it on amazon.com in October. Its download numbers are among the highest in its amazon categories since publication, and it’s recently become available in the U.K. Smith is finishing a second novel and working with a literary agent on potential publishing deals.