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by D. P. Lyle

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Not only is this an excellent resourcre for writers, it's also a very entertaining read. ( )
  Gingermama | Jan 24, 2016 |
Okay, this book is a MUST HAVE for murder/mystery writers everywhere!!! Serious, it has EVERYTHING!!

I have honestly lost count of the number of times I've checked this out of the library. ..... I should probably just get my own copy. This book covers everything from point-blank gunshot wounds to pregnancy complications, poison to bee stings, autopsys to healing, and everything in between. The author gives detailed explanations of the hows and whys, and never seems to shy away or dodge the harder questions.

This is seriously THE authoritive book for medical questions for writers, and I also recommend it to anyone who has an interest in this kind of stuff even as a non-writer. ( )
  Heather19 | Sep 25, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312309457, Hardcover)

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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