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New Mystery Thriller

I'm happy to announce my new mystery thriller, Empty Places, was released this week, and is available in print and Kindle formats from Amazon. Find out more about it…Continue

Started Oct 16, 2013

"Duty" named Best Short Story Collection by SDBA
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My book, "Duty: Suspense and Mystery Strories from the Cold War and Beyond" was named this year's Best Short Story Anthology/Collection by the San Diego Book Awards. "The Killing Depths," my military…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Edward Mullen Jul 6, 2013.


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Martin Roy Hill commented on Victoria Dougherty's blog post The Bone Church (Cometh): A Chapter Excerpt
"Congratulations, Victoria! Good luck with the book!"
18 hours ago
Martin Roy Hill replied to David DeLee's discussion So, What's Everyone Working On
"I'm waiting for the edits to come back on a sci-fi novella called EDEN. In the meantime, I'm working on the first draft of sequel to my first novel called THE BUTCHER'S BILL, military mystery thriller."
Mar 20
Martin Roy Hill replied to David DeLee's discussion The Writing Process
"The writing. I do a lot of plotting and research, but when I start writing it's as if the story unfolds itself. The plotting part is like looking at a road map. The writing is like watching the scenery go by."
Mar 20
Martin Roy Hill replied to Patricia Abbott's discussion Online information for crime fiction writers?
"Well, from my years as a police/crime reporter as well as my even more years involved in US Coast Guard search and rescue, and wilderness search and rescue with a local Sheirff's Dept., I can difinitively say: Depends. Drowning: Depends on…"
Mar 11
Martin Roy Hill replied to Dale Kutzera's discussion Short Crime Fiction
"Try Plan B Mystery Magazine, an online e-zine:  "
Mar 11
Martin Roy Hill replied to dan petrosini's discussion DNA & Fingerprints on cigarette butt left out in rain
"Try asking your question at these websites: The Writer's Forensic Blog: Forensics for Writers:  "
Mar 11
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Empty Places Video Trailer

Video trailer for the mystery thriller EMPTY PLACES by Martin Roy Hill.
Jan 3
Martin Roy Hill commented on Mike Worley's blog post Kindle Countdown - Is It Worth It?
"I ran a countdown deal on two of my books -- The Killing Depths, which has been out about a year and selling well, and Empty Places, which was released in October. I ran the promotion in November between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I had a…"
Jan 3
Martin Roy Hill replied to Eric Christopherson's discussion Top Ten Noir films
"My late father-in-law, Robert Wade, writing as Whit Masterson, penned the book Touch of Evil was based on. He never liked the film much. As a side note, I dedicated my latest crime novel, Empty Places, to Bob, who gave me a lot of advice on it. "
Dec 17, 2013
Martin Roy Hill replied to Dan L. Coleman's discussion BRAIN vs. BRAWN
"I don't think one necessarily negates the other.Tough guys can be smart guys. Most special operations warriors have college degrees and many have advanced degrees, even the enlisted. It's not unusual to find a Special Forces sergeant with…"
Nov 28, 2013
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New Mystery Thriller

I'm happy to announce my new mystery thriller, Empty Places, was released this week, and is available in print and Kindle formats from Amazon. Find out more about it here. See More
Oct 16, 2013
Martin Roy Hill replied to Dan L. Coleman's discussion THE LAST STORY
"You know, Dan, I actually already wrote that book. The publisher rejected it..."
Oct 10, 2013
Martin Roy Hill replied to Teresa Burrell's discussion Witness Protection
"In the US, the Witness Protection Program is run by the U.S. Marshal's Office. Here's a link to a fact sheet:  If you have problems with the link, just go the the website and…"
Oct 10, 2013
Martin Roy Hill and Andrew Drummond are now friends
Sep 12, 2013
Martin Roy Hill replied to Andrew Drummond's discussion "War and War by Act of Mexico Alone"
"A very political war. President James Polk thought it would secure him a second term (even though he promised not to run again). However, he feared Gen. Winfield Scott as a political opponent, so he sent Scott south to Mexico's east coast and…"
Sep 12, 2013
Martin Roy Hill replied to Karen Dionne's discussion The Secret to Writing Faster
"I don't think that would work for me. I'm so used to a keyboard these days that I get writer's cramp if I longhand anything longer than my signature."
Sep 12, 2013

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Redondo Beach, CA
About Me:
I am the author of the military mystery thriller THE KILLING DEPTHS and the short story collection DUTY: SUSPENSE AND MYSTERY STORIES FROM THE COLD WAR AND BEYOND.
I Am A:
Books And Authors I Like:
Raymond Chandler, Dashiel Hammitt, Nevada Barr, Tony Hillerman, Liam Saville, Phillip Kerr.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
TV: NCIS, CSI, Sherlock, Copper, Ripper Street

Movies: The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep

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New Online Mystery Magazine Is Launched

Darusha Wehm is the author of the sci-fi mystery novels Beautiful Red, Self Made, Act of Will, and The Beauty of Our Weapons, writing as M. Darusha Wehm. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as…


Posted on March 30, 2013 at 5:37am

Predator Strike! hits home

Osama bin Laden was not killed by a SEAL team in a Pakistani hide-out in 2011. He was captured 10 years before and secretly held prisoner by the United States until his death was convenient. Well, that’s a popular conspiracy theory,…

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 2:06pm — 10 Comments

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At 1:37am on February 9, 2013, Victoria Dougherty said…

Figured.  We've got a lot of Marines in our family with some Navy thrown in for good measure :)

At 10:36pm on February 8, 2013, Victoria Dougherty said…

Thanks for the friendship, Martin. Love your taste in books and movies and intrigued by your books.  Are you a military man?

At 3:00pm on January 23, 2013, Cammy May Hunnicutt said…

Thank you for the add, Martin.

I don't normally read books like yours, but it sounds pretty cool.

For some reason I do watch movies like that, and it sounds like it would make a good film.

At 10:27pm on January 12, 2013, pamilar said…

Hello, Am Pamilar, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something special i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail.


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