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DP Lyle, MD is the Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning and Edgar (2), Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, Silver Falchion, USA Today Best Book Award (2), and Foreward INDIES Book of the Year nominated author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the SAMANTHA CODY, DUB WALKER, and JAKE LONGLY 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 served as Editor for the Southern California Writers Association’s short story anthology, IT’S ALL IN THE STORY as well as contributing the story “Splash."

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

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

CRIME AND SCIENCE RADIO: Co-Host with Jan Burke, 2013-2017

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS:

DEEP SIX:

Nominee, 2017 Shamus Award, Best First PI Novel Category
Finalist, USA TODAY BEST BOOK AWARD 2016, Thriller Category
FInalist, Foreward Reviews INDIES 2016 Book of the Year Award, Thriller Category
SUSPENSE MAGAZINE’S One of the Best for 2016

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 TODAY BEST BOOK AWARD 2012, Thriller Category

ORIGINAL SIN:

Nomination, SILVER FALCHION AWARD 2015, Crime Thriller 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


MEMBERSHIPS:

International Thriller Writers:

Member (Charter Sponsor), 2004-Present
CraftFest Director, 2006—Present
Master CraftFest Director, 2016-Present
Thriller School 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

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

Sisters in Crime:

Member, 1996—2016
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


MISC:

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

Significant Sig Award from Sigma Chi Fraternity (2015)


TV CONSULTATIONS:

Westside Medical (1976): Consultant to Worley Thorne on the Premiere Episode: “The Sound of Sunlight”

Law and Order (Wolf Films/Universal Studios TV)

            Consultant to Matt Witten and Aaron Zelmon:
           
                        "Whiplash"                                   
                        "Possession"                                   
                        "Born Again"                                   
                        "Myth of Fingerprints"
                        “Brave New World”                

            Consultant to Terry Kopp:

                        “Good Cop/Bad Cop”

CSI:Miami: Consultant to Matt Witten, Co-Producer for “Just One Kiss”                                   

Monk: Consultant to Lee Goldberg for “Mr. Monk Goes To Mexico’

Judging Amy: Consultant to Paul Guyot for “Shock and Awe” and “Into The Fire”                       

Peacemakers: Consultant to Matt Whitten for “No Excuse”                                   

1-800-Missing: Consultant to Lee Goldberg for “72 Hours To Kill”           

Cold Case: Consultant to Researcher Paul Yeuell for “The Plan”                

House: Consultant to Matt Witten

Women's Murder Club: Consultant to Matt Witten

Medium: Consultant to Matt Witten

The Glades: Consultant to Matt Witten

Pretty Little Liars: Consultant to Matt Witten

Prison MD: Consultant to Michael Robison and Avrum Jacobson

MAGAZINES:

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (UK)-Magazine & DVDs

           “Murder Autopsy”                       
           “Fingerprinting”                                               
           “Ballistics”                                                                       
           “DNA Analysis”                                                           
           “Forensic Anthropology”                                   
           “Explosives”                                                           
           “Trace Evidence”                                                           
           “Looking For Remains”                                   
            “Document Examination”
            “Audio Analysis”
            “Forensic Psychiatry”


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: 

 ((Authors who have kindly acknowledged me in their works--Thanks !!

Alam, Glynn Marsh:                                    Green Water Ghost

Alexander, Sunny:                                       Flowers From Iraq

Allende, Isabel:                                           Ripper

Antrim, Kathleen:                                        Capital Offense

Armstrong, Lori:                                          Shallow Grave

Atkinson, Kate:                                            One Good Turn

Bailey, Frankie:                                           The Red Queen Dies

Barclay, Linwood:                                       Broken Promise

Befeler, Mike:                                             The Tesla Legacy

Belgrave, Laura:                                         Quietly Dead

Box, CJ:                                                      Cold Wind

Brennan, Allison:                                        Notorious

Brill, Julie:                                                  Some Bonds Are Never Broken

Brown, Cindy:                                             Macdeath

Budewitz, Leslie:                                         Death Al Dente

Burdette, Lucy:                                            Fatal Reservations

Burke, Jan:                                                  Nine

Caldwell, Laura                                            Red Hot Lies
                                                                     Claim Of Innocence

Cannon, Taffy:                                              Blood Matters

Carl, Joanna (Eve Sandstrom):                   The Chocolate Bridal Bash

Chodosh, Janie:                                           Death Spiral

Clark, Mindy Starns:                                     Elementary, My Dear Watkins

Clemens, Judy:                                            Till the Cows Come Home

Coben, Harlan:                                              Gone For Good

Corbett, David:                                             Blood Of Paradise
                                                                     The Mercy Of the Night

Coyle, Matt:                                                 Yesterday’s Echo
                                                                     Night Tremors

Cussler, Clive & Blackwood, Grant:               Spartan Gold
                                                                       Lost Empire

Diamond, Jacqueline:                              The Case of the Surly Surrogate

Dietz, Denise:                                            Chain A Lamb Chop to the Bed

Donlay, Philip:                                              Code Black
                                                                     Zero Separation
                                                                     Deadly Echoes
                                                                     Aftershock
                                                                     Pegasus Down
                                                                     Seconds To Midnight

Dunn, Carola:                                               Fall of a Philanderer
                                                                     A Colourful Death

Emley, Dianne:                                               Love Kills

Ephron, GH:                                                   Obsessed  

Ephron, Hallie:                                               Never Tell A Lie

Erickson, Jack:                                              Rex Royale

Evanovich, Janet & Lee Goldberg:               The Chase
                                                                      The Pursuit

Everett, Ann:                                                  Laid Out and Candle Lit

Farmer, Jerrilyn:                                             Mumbo Gumbo

Finder, Joseph                                                Suspicion

Flynn, Gillian:                                                 Sharp Objects

Franze, Anthony:                                           The Advocate’s Daughter

George, Elizabeth:                                   A Banquet of Consequences

Girard, Danielle:                                     Exhume

Goldberg, Lee:                          Diagnosis Murder: The Silent Partner
                                                  Diagnosis Murder: The Death Merchant
                                                  Diagnosis Murder: The Shooting Script
                                                  Diagnosis Murder: The Past Tense
                                                                              (Dedication)
                                                  Diagnosis Murder: The Waking Nightmare
                                                  Diagnosis Murder: The Dead Letter
                                                  Diagnosis Murder: The Double Life
                                                  Diagnosis Murder: The Last Word
                                                  Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse
                                                  Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii
                                                  Monk: Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu
                                                  Monk: Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants
                                                  Monk: Mr Monk in Trouble

Grabenstein, Chris:                                       Whack A Mole

Grabitz, Dee:                                                 Murder In Dunton Heights

Griffey, Jackie:                                              The Devil in Merrivale
                                                                     Merrywinds

Griffin, Laura:                                                Unspeakable

Hannon, Irene:                                               In Harm's Way

Harris, Charlaine:                         Sookie Stackhouse: Dead To The World

Hart, Carolyn:                                               Merry, Merry Ghost

Hawthorne, Scarlet:                                     Deadline

Haywood, Gar Anthony:                             Man Eater (as Ray Shannon)
                                                                    Firecracker (as Ray Shannon)

Hoffman, Larissa:                                          Still Life in Brunswick Stew

Hubbard, S W:                                              Swallow The Hook

Huss, Norma                                                Death of a Hot Chick

Isleib, Roberta:                                              Deadly Advice
                                                                      Preaching to the Corpse

Isles, Greg:                                                    Natchez Burning
                                                                      The Bone Tree

Kinman, Gay:                                                Death in a Small Town
                                                                      Death in Convent Garden

Kramer, Julie:                                               Missing Mark
                                                                     Killing Kate
                                                                     Delivering Death

Krich, Rochelle:                                           Blues in the Night
                                                                    Shadows of Sin
                                                                    Dream House
                                                                    Grave Endings

Lee, Amanda:                                              Cross-Stitch Before Dying

Lewis, Rodney:                                            None So Blind

Loveall, Michelle:                                         A Moment in Crime

Lowe, Shiela:                                               Written In Blood
                                                                     Dead Write
                                                                     What She Saw
                                                                     Outside The Lines

Marriotte, Jeff:                                              CSI: Miami: Right To Die

Martin, Rosemary:                                         Secret Agent Girl

Nash, Sylvia:                                               RX For Retribution

Nolan, Terri:                                                  Blue Bird

Orgain, Diana:                                              Motherhood Is Murder

Parker, Sue:                                                   Foul Player

Parker, T. Jefferson:                                      The Border Lords
                                                                      The Jaguar

Parrish, PJ:                                                  Island of Bones
                                                                    A Thousand Bones
                                                                    An Unquiet Grave
                                                                    South Of Hell
                                                                    The Killing Song
                                                                    Heart Of Ice

Parshall, Sandra                                          Under The Dog Star

Peden, Ray:                                                 One Tenth of the Law

Pepper, Kate:                                                Here She Lies

Phelan, Twist:                                               Spurred Ambition

Phillips, Christi:                                             The Devlin Diary

Raffel, Keith:                                                Temple Mount

Rand, Naomi:                                                It’s Raining Men

Rosett, Sara:                                                  Moving Is Murder

Ryan, Hank Phillippi:                                      Drive Time

Schwegel, Theresa:                                      Probable Cause
                                                                      Person of Interest
                                                                      Last Known Address

Sera, Drew:                                                 Alone
                                                                    Lost

Seranella, Barbara:                                      Unfinished Business

                                                                     Deadman's Switch

Sharp, Zoe:                                                  Second Shot
                                                                     Third Strike
                                                                     Fourth Day
                                                                     Fifth Victim

Shea, Susan:                                                   The King’s Jar

Shelfer, Bennett:                                             Drawing Dead

Smiley, Patricia:                                              Short Change

Smith, Taylor:                                                 Deadly Grace

Solimini, Cheryl:                                             Across the River

Tessler, Margaret:                                          Black Widow White Lies

Vogt, M. Diane:                       The Little Book of Bathroom Crime Puzzles

Walpow, Nathan:                                          One Last Hit

Weber, Tracy:                                                A Killer Retreat

Weitz, Cynthia:                                             Feisty Old Ladies

West, Nancy:                                                Forever Fatal
                                                                     Smart, But Dead

Woods, Paula L:                                            Stormy Weather

Wyler, Allen:                                                 Dead Wrong


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