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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Christopher Hawley Martin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1952 in Wabash, Indiana

-- Christopher Hawley Martin on WorldCat --

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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Titles At Your Library

Urges: A Chronicle of Serial Killer Larry Hall
ISBN: 1451589948

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2010

URGES chronicles Larry DeWayne Hall who, in 1994, confessed to killing four women and young girls yet Hall has never been convicted of murder. Police in some jurisdictions believe Hall may have killed 40 or more women and young girls in a dozen states. How was this mild-mannered janitor able to kill with impunity for years? What psychopathy drove Larry Hall to sadistic sexual murder? How was Hall able to lure so many young women into his clutches? Why did he vary his M.O.? What happened to the girls who are still missing? Could Hall be innocent as he maintains? A chilling tale of serial murder! Includes photo section.

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Contact Christopher Martin. 618.615.9389 or email