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Forensics and Fiction By Douglas P. Lyle

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Can my character fake being blind? How long does it take blood to clot when spilled on a tile floor? A follow-up to "Murder and Mayhem", this work covers topics as traumatic injuries and illnesses, doctors and hospitals, poisons and drugs, police and the crime scene, the crime lab, and coroners and autopsy.

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Forensics and Fiction: Clever, Intriguing, and Downright Odd Questions from Crime Writers by Douglas P. Lyle

Can my character fake being blind? How long does it take blood to clot when spilled on a tile floor? In this lively and informative follow-up to "Murder and Mayhem", PD.P. Lyle, M.D., answers new and challenging questions that every mystery, suspense, and thriller writer will want to know. A frequent adviser to published mystery authors and television writers, Dr. Lyle tackles such fascinating topics as traumatic injuries and illnesses, doctors and hospitals, poisons and drugs, police and the crime scene, the crime lab, coroners and autopsy, and much, much more.

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Forensics and Fiction Reviews


"Indispensable . . . Don't even think of writing a medical mystery without the wise counsel of Dr. D. P. Lyle."- Lee Goldberg, author of the Diagnosis Murder and Monk novels "A terrific resource for crime writers and anyone interested in forensics . . . will jump-start your imagination about all kinds of ingenious crimes, crime-solving techniques, and plot twists."- Matt Witten, supervising producer of the Fox TV show "House" "Every crime-fiction author's best friend . . . as essential to my library as my Strunk and White."- Hallie Ephron, author of "Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel" "There's damn good reason why Dr. Doug Lyle's e-mail is in every crime writer's address book and why his reference books belong on every aspiring writer's book shelf: His advice comes from the head of a medical expert but also from the heart and imagination of a writer. Whenever I paint myself into a forensic corner, Dr. Doug is always there to rescue me."- P. J. Parrish, author of "An Unquiet Grave"

About Douglas P. Lyle


D. P. Lyle, M.D., is the Macavity Award-winning and Edgar Award-nominated author of the nonfiction books "Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers, " a compilation of the most interesting questions he has received over the years, and "Forensics for Dummies, " an in-depth look into the world of forensic science. Dr. Lyle is a practicing cardiologist in Orange County, California, and has worked as a story and technical consultant with many published authors and with the writers and producers of several popular television shows, including "Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Cold Case, Peacemakers, House, Medium, "and "1-800-Missing." Through his Web site, the Writer's Medical and Forensics Lab (www.dplylemd.com), Dr. Lyle works with writers and readers to enrich the authenticity of stories they write and read.

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GOR006908304
Forensics and Fiction: Clever, Intriguing, and Downright Odd Questions from Crime Writers by Douglas P. Lyle
Douglas P. Lyle
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Minotaur Books,US
2007-09-14
320
0312365519
9780312365516
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