Martin Dillon

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This article is about the author and journalist. For the musician, operatic tenor, and professor of music, see Martin Dillon (musician).

Martin Dillon (born 1949) is an author and journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He worked for eighteen years at the BBC and has written plays and novels, but is best known for his non-fiction books about "the Troubles".

He gained particular acclaim for his book on the Shankill Butchers, although this and other works on terrorism led to him receiving death threats[citation needed] from a number of terrorist groups, which resulted in his emigration to France, and later to the United States. He has written books about the loyalist paramilitary Michael Stone and Special Air Service founder Paddy Mayne.


  • The Shankill Butchers
  • The Trigger Men
  • The Assassination of Robert Maxwell: Israel's Superspy
  • Stone Cold: The True Story of Michael Stone and the Milltown Massacre
  • The Dirty War
  • Rogue Warrior of the SAS: The Blair Mayne Legend
  • God and the Gun: The Church and Irish Terrorism

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