More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered (Paperback)
This compilation of medical and forensic science questions from crime writers around the world provides insight into medical and forensic science as well as a glimpse into the writer’s creative mind. How do hallucinogenic drugs affect a blind person? Will snake venom injected into fruit cause death? How would you perform CPR in a helicopter? What happens when someone swallows razor blades? How long does it take blood to dry? Can DNA be obtained from a half-eaten bagel? D. P. Lyle, MD, answers these and many more intriguing questions. The book is a useful and entertaining resource for writers and screenwriters, helping them find the information they need to frame a situation and write a convincing description. TV viewers, readers who enjoy crime fiction, and those who want to know more about forensic science can keep up with the news and understand the science behind criminal investigation. From traumatic injuries to the coroner’s office, the questions and answers are divided into five parts, making it a compendium of the incredible information that lies within the world of medicine and forensics.
About the Author
D. P. Lyle, MD, is the Macavity Awardwinning and Edgar® Awardnominated author of the nonfiction books Forensics for Dummies, Forensics and Fiction, Howdunit Forensics, and Murder and Mayhem, as well as the thrillers Devil’s Playground, Double Blind, Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm, and Stress Fracture. His essay on Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island appears in Thrillers: One Hundred Must-Reads. He practices cardiology, teaches online forensic science classes in the master of arts in criminal justice program at DeSales University, and has worked with the writers of such popular television shows as Cold Case, CSI: Miami, The Glades, House, and Law & Order. He lives in Lake Forest, California.
Praise for More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered…
"More Forensics and Fiction, along with the rest of Lyle's medical and forensic Q&A series, should be required reading for all crime writers." —Twist Phelan, Thriller Award-winning author, Heir Apparent, Spurred Ambition
"Dr. Lyle's More Forensics and Fiction is the perfect prescription for a few hours of dark and delightful distraction from whatever ails you." —Lee Goldberg, Edgar-nominated author, the Monk mysteries and writer/executive producer, Diagnosis Murder
"More Forensics and Fiction is a gold mine. A must-own reference book for writers of all stripes." —Grant Blackwood, New York Times best-selling author, The End of Enemies and The Wall of Night
"D.P. Lyle is the best resource I know for a crime or mystery author. He's authoritative, clear, and extremely generous with his time. More Forensics and Fiction makes for fascinating—and terrifically morbid—reading." —C.J. Box, New York Times best-selling author, Force of Nature
"A good tool for any writer of suspense thrillers and mysteries. . . . If you are . . . curious about topics related to human life, sicknesses, injuries, and death, you will still enjoy the insight that D. P. Lyle brings." —www.EthanJones.blog.com
"Yet another absolutely fascinating exploration of the depths crime fiction authors plumb but could not do so without the brilliant medical and forensic expertise of D. P. Lyle, MD." —Zoë Sharp, author, Charlie Fox crime thriller series
"Lyle's latest entry in his fantastic Forensics for Writers collection is a must-have for any crime writer struggling to come up with an original and exciting way to commit murder." —P. J. Parrish, author, New York Times best-selling Louis Kincaid series
"What's more fun than reading a novel by one of your favorite mystery writers? Finding out how their minds work. Between curiously morbid questions (as they come up with intriguing ways to kill off characters and allow investigators to solve crimes) and the always interesting answers by D. P. Lyle, M.D., you have one fascinating book. I was intrigued from the first page to the last." —Robin Burcell, award-winning author, The Bone Chamber