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D. P. Lyle is the award-winning, best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction books. Sunshine State is the third in his best-selling 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 MacCavity 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.
Matt Coyle is the Anthony Award-winning author of the Rick Cahill crime series.