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Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers

D. P. Lyle

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ISBN 10: 0312309457 / ISBN 13: 9780312309459
Published by Minotaur Books, 2003
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Title: Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical ...

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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In Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers, Dr. D. P. Lyle culls the best of his popular "The Doctor Is In" question-and-answer column for the Mystery Writers of America, in which he answers medical and forensic questions from writers all over the country.

A frequent advisor to published mystery writers, as well as writers for TV shows such as Law and Order, Dr. Lyle tackles subjects such as traumatic injuries, doctors and hospitals, weapons of death, poisons and drugs, police and the crime scene, the coroner and the crime lab, and more. In extremely organized and accessible detail, he answers questions spanning a wide range: Do pupils shrink or enlarge with death? Can X rays be copied? Can ingested cocaine kill? How soon do strangulation bruises appear?

Lively and accessible, this solid reference book is bound for every mystery writer's shelf.

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D. P. Lyle, M.D., writes "The Doctor Is In," a monthly medical and forensic Q&A column for The March of Crime and The Sleuth Sayer, two newsletters for the Mystery Writers of America (Southern California and Southwestern chapters). He has practiced cardiology in Orange County, California, for the past twenty-five years.

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