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Name:  Christopher Hawley Martin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Non-Fiction

Born: 1952 in Wabash, Indiana


Illinois Connection

I live in Chester, Illinois. I wrote about a serial killer from my hometown of Wabash, Indiana who is responsible for the death or disappearance of five or more girls from Illinois. Larry DeWayne Hall was convicted of the kidnapping of 15-year-old Jessica Roach of Georgetown, Illinois. Her remains were found in a cornfield near Perrysville, Indiana in November of 1993. Since my book, ''Urges, A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall'' was published, Hall has confessed to murders in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. He is serving a life-without-release sentence at a federal correctional facility in North Carolina.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mr. Martin attended Indiana University. He is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church, an accomplished musician, poet and songwriter. Christopher worked in radio and television news and has written for newspapers in several states. He has also penned articles for a number of magazines including ''Expansion Solutions'', ''Business People'', ''Furniture Design & Manufacturing'' and ''North American Whitetail''. ''Urges, A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall'' is Christopher's first book.

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