DP Lyle, MD is the Macavity and Benjamin Franklin

Silver Award winning and Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, and USA Best Book Award nominated author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the SAMANTHA CODY and DUB WALKER thriller series and the ROYAL PAINS media tie-in novels. His essay on Jules Verne’s THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND appears in THRILLERS: 100 MUST READS and his short story “Even Steven” in ITW’s anthology THRILLER 3: LOVE IS MURDER.


He has worked with many novelists and with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, House, Medium, Women’s Murder Club, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars.

He was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama where his childhood interests revolved around football, baseball, and building rockets in his backyard. The latter pursuit was common in Huntsville during the 1950’s and 60’s due to the nearby NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center.

After leaving Huntsville, he attended college, medical school, and served an internship at the University of Alabama; followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston; then a Fellowship in Cardiology at The Texas Heart Institute, also in Houston. For the past 35 years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California.

He is the co-host, along with Jan Burke, of CRIME AND SCIENCE RADIO, a twice-monthly program on SUSPENSE RADIO.






TV STORY CONSULTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

MOST POPULAR CLASSES & LECTURES

 



Mystery Writers of America:


    Active Member-1996--Present

    National, Board of Directors, 2007-2010

    National, Secretary, 2009 & 2010

    National Education Committee, Chairman 2007-2009

    National LR Planning Committee, Member, 2008-2010

    National PR Committee, Member, 2008-2009

    The Third Degree Committee, Member, 2008-2009

    National Nominating Committee, Chairman 2007

    Edgar Best Novel Committee, 2005

    Edgar Best Paperback Original Committee, 2007

    Edgar Mary Higgins Clark Award Committee, 2008

    Edgar Best First Novel Committee, Chair, 2012

    SoCal Chapter, Board of Directors, 2006--2008



International Thriller Writers:


    Member (Charter Sponsor), 2004-Present

    CraftFest Director, 2006--Present

    Master CraftFest Director, 2014-Present

    Board of Directors, 2011-Present

    VP for National Events, 2011-2012

    VP for Education, 2012-Present

    Finance Committee, 2011-Present

    Thriller Award Best Novel Committee, 2010

    Thriller Award Best First Novel Committee, 2011


   

Sister in Crime:


    Member, 1996—present

    Orange County Chapter, Board of Directors, 2006--2011

    Orange County Chapter, Vice-President, 2007-2008



Fictionaires of Orange County:


    Member- 2000-2008

    Treasurer- 2001-2003



KOCE-TV, Orange County, CA:


     Real Orange

    “Healthy OC” Segment, Co-Host, 2009-2010



DeSales University:


Instructor, Masters of Criminal Justice Program, 2009-2012



American Heart Association, Orange County, CA Chapter


    President, 1992-1994

    Vice-President, 1991-1992

    Medical Advisory Board,1998--2002

    Member, Board of Directors, 1990-1995 & 2000-2001

    Member, Executive Committee 1990-1995


   

XXIIIrd Olympics, Los Angeles, CA (1984):


    Volunteer Physician, Boxing Venue

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS:


FORENSICS FOR DUMMIES:

Winner, MACAVITY AWARD 2005, Best Non-Fiction

Nomination, EDGAR AWARD 2005, Best Fact Crime



RUN TO GROUND:


Winner, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SILVER AWARD 2013, Mystery/Suspense Category


Finalist, USA BEST BOOK AWARD 2012, Thriller/Adventure Category


MORE FORENSICS & FICTION:

Nomination, EDGAR AWARD 2013, Best Fact Crime

Nomination, AGATHA AWARD 2013, Best Non-fiction

Nomination, ANTHONY AWARD 2013, Best critical/Non-fiction


ROYAL PAINS: FIRST, DO NO HARM:

Nomination, SCRIBE AWARD 2011, General Fiction/Best Original Novel



                    
BOOKS:

THRILLERS:

   Samantha Cody Thriller Series

    Devil's Playground (2003)

    Double Blind (2003)

Original Sin (2014)

    Dub Walker Thriller Series

    Stress Fracture (2010)

    Hot, Lights, Cold Steel (2011)

    Run To Ground (2012)


TV TIE-IN NOVELS:

Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm (2011)


Royal Pains: Sick Rich (2012)


NON-FICTION:

FORENSIC BOOKS:

Forensics For Dummies (2004)


Howdunnit: Forensics (2008)

ABA Fundamentals: Understanding Forensic Science (2012)


Q&A BOOKS:

Murder and Mayhem (2003)

Forensics and Fiction (2007)

More Forensics and Fiction (2012)


ANTHOLOGIES:

The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne in Thrillers: 100 Must Reads (2010)

“Even Steven” in the ITW Anthology Thriller 3: Love Is Murder (2012)

 

DVDs:

Forensic Science For Writers (2006)

 
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