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Bartholomew Gill was the pen name of Mark C. McGarrity (22 July 1943 – 4 July 2002), an Irish-American crime fiction and mystery novelist and newspaper features writer and columnist writing on nature and outdoor recreation for The Star-Ledger. He was the author of 22 mystery novels, set in Ireland, and featuring a "resourceful police detective named Peter McGarr." For a pen name, McGarrity used the name of his grandfather, Bartholomew Gill, who "was a great storyteller." He also wrote five novels and a work of nonfiction under his real name, and his writings for the Star-Ledger were published under his own name.
Mark C. McGarrity was born on 22 July 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, McGarrity received a bachelor's degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a master's degree from Trinity College, Dublin.
McGarrity died at the age of 58 on 4 July 2002 from injuries sustained in a fall at his Morristown, New Jersey home. He had forgotten his keys and attempted to enter his home by climbing through a window. McGarrity was buried in Newton Cemetery, in Newton, New Jersey, where his gravestone identifies him by both his real name and pen name, and as "author, outdoorsman, Maddie's father."