Doc Gurley Interview – Good Medicine, Bad Drugs…

Check out the Doc Gurley interview over at D. P. Lyle’s website. For those who don’t (yet) know, here’s D. P. Lyle:

D. P. Lyle, MD is the Macavity Award winning and Edgar Award nominated author of the non-fiction books, Murder and Mayhem, Forensics For Dummies, Forensics and Fiction, and Howdunnit: Forensics: A Guide For Writers as well as the thrillers, Devil’s Playground and Double Blind. His next medical thriller, Stress Fracture, will be released early 2010. He has

worked with many novelists and 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, and 1-800-Missing.

Through his website, The Writers’ Medical and Forensics Lab ( he works with writers and readers to enrich their understanding of complex medical and forensic issues in the stories they write and read.

On a more personal note, D. P. Lyle was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama where his childhood interests revolved around football, baseball, and building rockets in his backyard. The latter pursuit was common in Huntsville during the 1950’s and 60’s due to the nearby NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. After leaving Huntsville, he attended college, medical school, and served an internship at the University of Alabama; followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston; then a Fellowship in Cardiology at The Texas Heart Institute, also in Houston. For the past 30+ years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California.

In this interview, Good Medicine, Bad Drugs, D. P. Lyle cross-examines Doc Gurley with such skeptical and incisive questions as, how exactly do you win a Ten Step Pin from Shoney’s? Afterwards, (hey, turnabout is fair play) check out the D.P. Lyle interview by Doc Gurley at SFGate, titled Forensics for fun?

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