Martin Roy Hill

Martin Roy Hill

M. R. Hill Publishing
Author and Editor

San Diego, California

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February 2020
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About Martin

Martin Roy Hill is the author of the Linus Schag, NCIS, thrillers, the Peter Brandt thrillers, DUTY: Suspense and Mystery Stories from the Cold War and Beyond, a collection of new and previously published short stories, and EDEN: A Sci-Fi Novella. His latest Linus Schag thriller, The Butcher's Bill, received the Best Mystery/Suspense Novel of 2017 from the Best Independent Book Awards, the Clue Award for Best Suspense Thriller, the Silver Medal for Thrillers from the Readers Favorite Book Awards, and the award for Adult Fiction from the California Author Project. His latest Peter Brandt thriller, The Fourth Rising, was named 2020 Best Mystery by the Best Independent Book Awards.

Martin also provides freelance editorial services to writers and publishers, including developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, and editorial consulting through his company M. R. Hill Publishing. A 27-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, U.S. Navy Reserve, and the California National Guard, Martin also offers consulting services for writers needing advice on writing about the military.

A former journalist working for newspapers and magazines,, Martin's freelance credits include Reader's Digest, LIFE, Newsweek, Omni, American History, Writer’s Digest, Coast Guard Magazine, Retired Officer Magazine, The Compass, Aviation History, Mother Jones, the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion, and Travel sections, and many more. He was a lead contributor to the 1995 WWII anthology, "From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki: America at War," published by the Retired Officer Association, and a contributor to the 2013 American Civil War anthology "Gettysburg: Three Days that Saved the United States," published by I-5 Publishing.

Besides his novels, Martin's short stories have appeared in such publications as Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, ALT HIST: The Journal of Historical Fiction and Alternative History, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Crimson Streets, Nebula Rift, Devolution Z, and others.

Martin is a professional member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. He is also a member of the Publishing Professionals Network and the San Diego Professional Editors Network.

You can learn more about Martin at his website:



  • The Last Refuge

    The Last Refuge Budget: $5M - $10M | Mystery Thriller Greed, betrayal, and government secrets lead to murder.

  • Eden

    Eden Budget: $1M - $5M | Sci-fi War Soldiers under fire, ancient ruins, and a secret that could destroy civilization.

  • Empty Places

    Empty Places Budget: $5M - $10M | Mystery Thriller War-scarred reporter hunts the men who killed the woman he loved.

  • Polar Melt

    Polar Melt Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi Thriller A special U.S. Coast Guard team discovers the disappearance of an Arctic research ship's crew is linked to a massive Russian oil platform and the mysterious energy source that lies beneath it.

  • The Butcher's Bill

    The Butcher's Bill Budget: $5M - $10M | Mystery Thriller A rogue American agent is on the run. But is he the vicious killer people think he is? One man thinks not.

  • The Fourth Rising

    The Fourth Rising Budget: $5M - $10M | Mystery Thriller The horrific murder of an old flame’s husband sets former war correspondent Peter Brandt on the hunt for the hidden Nazi treasure and unearths a decades-long conspiracy to create a new Fourth Reich.

  • The Killing Depths

    The Killing Depths Budget: $10M - $30M | Mystery Thriller A sub. A secret mission. And a serial killer. Tom Clancy meets the Green River Killer.


  • Best Mystery (Best Independent Book Awards)

  • Silver Medal for Thrillers (General) (Readers Favorite Book Awards)

  • Winner, Adult Fiction (California Author Project)

  • Best Mystery/Suspense Novel (Best Independent Book Awards)

  • Clue Award for Best Suspense Thriller (Chanticleer International Book Awards)

  • Best Short Story Collection (San Diego Book Awards)

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