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Author Martin Roy Hill's latest thriller featured in library exhibit

Feb. 2, 2014 - PRLog -- SAN DIEGO – Martin Roy Hill’s latest mystery thriller, Empty Places, is among the books featured in this year’s 48th San Diego Public Library Local Author Exhibit.

This is the second year in a row that Hill’s work has been featured in the library’s annual event honoring San Diego’s vibrant writing community. Hill’s military mystery thriller, The Killing Depths, and his award-winning short story collection, Duty: Suspense and Mystery Stories from the Cold War and Beyond, were in the library’s 2013 exhibition.

This year’s event was the first held at the new Central Library, which opened in 2013.

San Diego, California, has a rich literary history. At varying times it has been home to such novelists as Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Garner, Wade Miller, Joe Wambaugh, and T. Jefferson Parker.

Martin Roy Hill spent more than 20 years as a staff reporter and editor for newspapers and magazines, before becoming a Navy analyst specializing in battlefield medical operations. His freelance credits include Reader's Digest, LIFE, Newsweek, Omni, American History, Coast Guard Magazine, Retired Officer Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion Section, and many more.

Much of his freelance work involves historical topics, especially military history. He was a lead contributor to the 1995 WWII anthology, "From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki: America at War," published by the Retired Officer Association (now called the Military Officer Association). He also contributed to the American Civil War anthology "Gettysburg: Three Days that Saved the United States," published by I-5 Publishing.

Martin's short stories have appeared in such publications as Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Writer's Monthly, and the Plan B Mystery Anthology and webzine. His first book, DUTY, was named the Best Short Story Anthology/Collection by the San Diego Book Awards Association (SDBAA). His first novel, The Killing Depths, was a 2013 finalist for the SDBAA Sisters In Crime Mystery Award.

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