Author Bio

D. P. Lyle, MD is the Macavity Award winning and Edgar® Award nominated author of the non-fiction books, MURDER & MAYHEM, FORENSICS FOR DUMMIES, FORENSICS & FICTION, and HOWDUNNIT: FORENSICS as well as the thrillers, DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, DOUBLE BLIND, and STRESS FRACTURE, the first in his new Dub Walker Series. His essay on Jules Verne’s THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND appears in THRILLERS: 100 MUST READS. His next Dub Walker novel, HOT LIGHTS, COLD STEEL, and the first of his Royal Pains tie-in novels, ROYAL PAINS: FIRST, DO NO HARM, will be released June, 2011.

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, and The Glades.

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 30 years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California.



Awards and Nominations:

Winner, MACAVITY AWARD 2005 Best Non-Fiction: Forensics For Dummies

Nomination, EDGAR AWARD 2005, Best Fact Crime: Forensics For Dummies



Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions From Mystery Writers  (2003)

Forensics For Dummies   (2004)
                        2005 Edgar Award Nomination, Best Fact Crime category
                        2005 Macavity Award Winner, Best Non-Fiction

Forensics and Fiction: Clever, Intriguing, and Downright Odd Questions From Crime Writers (2007)

Howdunnit: Forensics: A Guide For Writers (2008)



Devil's Playground (2003)

Double Blind (2003)

Stress Fracture (2010)



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



Forensic Science For Writers—part of the Killer Fiction Workshop Series (2006)


Most Popular Lectures and Classes

Previous Consults for TV and Other Media

Acknowledgments Received From Other Authors....Thanks!