D. P. Lyle, MD is the Macavity Award–winning and Edgar® Award–nominated author of the nonfiction books Murder and Mayhem, Forensics for Dummies, Forensics and Fiction, and Howdunit Forensics as well as the thrillers Devil’s Playground, Double Blind, the first in the Dub Walker series, Stress Fracture, and the first of his Royal Pains tie-in novels, Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm. His essay on Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island appears in Thrillers: One Hundred Must-Reads.
Lyle teaches online forensic science classes in the master of arts in criminal justice program at DeSales University. In January of 2011, he opened and served as ribbon cutter for the exhibit CSI: The Experience at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the welcome center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Lyle has worked with many novelists and with the writers of such popular television shows 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.
Lyle was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, attended 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 in Houston. For the past thirty years, he has practiced cardiology in Orange County, California.Interview