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 his new Dub Walker Series, including Stress Fracture and Hot Lights, Cold Steel.
His essay on Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island appears in Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads. His most recent novel is Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm. 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. For the past 30 years, he has practiced cardiology in Orange County, California.