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D.P. Lyle

Biography

D.P. Lyle

D.P. Lyle is the award-winning, bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction books. THE OC is the fifth in his bestselling Jake Longly mystery series. Earlier books in the series were finalists for the Shamus Award, Foreword Book of the Year Award, and USA Best Book Award, and included on Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of 2016 list.

He is world renowned for his forensic expertise --- the author of Macavity Award-winning and Edgar Award-nominated FORENSICS FOR DUMMIES, now in its second edition. As a forensics expert, he has worked 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 is a frequent speaker and radio and TV guest, as well a valued forensic consultant to crime novelists. He is also International Thriller Writer’s V.P. for Education and responsible for CraftFest, Master CraftFest and ITW’s online Thriller School.

Lyle has an undergraduate degree and a medical degree from the University of Alabama. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas at Houston and Cardiology Fellowship training at the Texas Heart Institute. He practices cardiology in Orange County, California.

D.P. Lyle

Books by D.P. Lyle

by D.P. Lyle - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Restaurant owner and former professional baseball player Jake Longly is hoping for a few weeks of fun with Nicole Jamison in the warm Orange County, CA sun. After that, they’ll be on their way to LA for the filming of Nicole’s sure-to-be-a-hit screenplay. On arrival, they discover that Nicole’s friend Megan Weatherly, a local TV reporter, has picked up an anonymous stalker. Megan downplays any real danger, but her new intern Abby, as well as Jake and Nicole, don’t agree. Bit by bit, as the harassment escalates and the shadowy man invades Megan’s world, Jake calls in the big guns from back home in Alabama: Ray and Pancake. But will Ray’s military black ops experience and Pancake’s technical skills be enough to expose the predator in time?

by D.P. Lyle - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

First loves are never forgotten. Ever. Certainly not for Tommy "Pancake" Jeffers. His first-kiss, sixth-grade love, Emily, who he has not seen since grammar school, is sliding toward divorce in the artsy Gulf Coast town of Fairhope, Alabama. Longly Investigations has been charged with looking into the finances involved. When Emily doesn't appear for their nervously anticipated meeting, Pancake's radar goes on high alert. Her body, along with that of Jason --- one of two guys she has been dating --- is found murdered, execution-style, and Pancake calls in Jake, Nicole and Ray. Who would have done this? Could it be the soon-to-be ex, who has an ironclad alibi; the other guy Emily was seeing --- jealousy being a motive for harm; or do the drugs found in Jason's pocket indicate a drug-related hit?

by D.P. Lyle - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

PI Jake Longly and Nicole Jemison head to New Orleans at the behest of Nicole's uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour, when his megastar, A-list actor Kirk Ford, awakens in his hotel bed with the body of Kristi Guidry, a local college coed. Ford, in the Big Easy for a location shoot, remembers little of the evening and nothing of the murder. And, to make matters worse, Kristi is the niece of a local mafioso-type who will do whatever is necessary to avenge her death. Surrounded by glitzy Hollywood stars and intimidated by seedy underworld characters, Jake and Nicole encounter nothing but obstacles. The clock is ticking as they struggle to decipher who's lying, who's telling the truth, and exactly who schemed to murder Kristi.

by D.P. Lyle - Fiction, Thriller

Forensic criminalist Dub Walker is once again called upon when an old friend enlists his help in finding her 19-year-old daughter. When the bodies of two young women show up in a shallow grave, one of whom is the daughter, Dub is back to work and hard at it.