"Indispensable . . . Don't even think of writing a medical mystery without the wise counsel of Dr. D. P. Lyle."- Lee Goldberg, author of the Diagnosis Murder and Monk novels "A terrific resource for crime writers and anyone interested in forensics . . . will jump-start your imagination about all kinds of ingenious crimes, crime-solving techniques, and plot twists."- Matt Witten, supervising producer of the Fox TV show "House" "Every crime-fiction author's best friend . . . as essential to my library as my Strunk and White."- Hallie Ephron, author of "Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel" "There's damn good reason why Dr. Doug Lyle's e-mail is in every crime writer's address book and why his reference books belong on every aspiring writer's book shelf: His advice comes from the head of a medical expert but also from the heart and imagination of a writer. Whenever I paint myself into a forensic corner, Dr. Doug is always there to rescue me."- P. J. Parrish, author of "An Unquiet Grave"
About the Author
D. P. Lyle, M.D., is the Macavity Award-winning and Edgar Award-nominated author of the nonfiction books "Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers, " a compilation of the most interesting questions he has received over the years, and "Forensics for Dummies, " an in-depth look into the world of forensic science. Dr. Lyle is a practicing cardiologist in Orange County, California, and has worked as a story and technical consultant with many published authors and with the writers and producers of several popular television shows, including "Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Cold Case, Peacemakers, House, Medium, "and "1-800-Missing." Through his Web site, the Writer's Medical and Forensics Lab (www.dplylemd.com), Dr. Lyle works with writers and readers to enrich the authenticity of stories they write and read.