Jan Burke and I are launching a new internet radio venture: CRIME & SCIENCE RADIO. It will be aired bimonthly on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Pacific on John and Shannon Raab’s Suspense Radio program on Blog Talk Radio. Of course the shows will be archived for later listening if the timing doesn’t work out for you. Join us for the program launch on September 7th.
On the first show we will cover crime scene, crime lab, and coroner/ME basics as well as some of the common mistakes writers and screenwriters make when writing crime fiction. The goal is, of course, to help writers eliminate these common errors. In future shows we will have guests from the science and the crime fiction worlds, talk about crime and science issues of interest to crime writers, cover the latest crime tech news, and most importantly have fun.
We hope to “see” many of you there.
9-7-13: Hollywood Storytelling: Science Fact or Make Believe?
What’s the good, the bad, and the ugly when Hollywood tackles crime and science? Do they sacrifice science for story? What do they mostly get wrong? And right? Jan Burke and DP Lyle discuss crime scene, crime lab, and coroner/ME basics.
9-21-13: The Science of Sherlock Holmes: Jan Burke and Leslie Klinger
Leslie Klinger is a Holmes expert of the first order. His THE NEW ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES is one of the most highly regarded studies of Holmes and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. What influenced Holmes's scientific and investigative methods? And what influence has Holmes had on forensic science and criminal investigation?
10-5-13: Drugs, Poisons, Toxins, and Death with DP Lyle, MD
DP Lyle, MD discusses several famous cases that involve the use of drugs and poisons and reveals the toxicological principles behind each case. Kristen Rossum and the American Beauty Murder, Stella Nickell’s product tampering, and the complex issues surrounding Kurt Cobain’s death are some of the topics to be discussed.
10-19-13: Judging Science: Evidence and Courts
Join Jan Burke and former prosecutor Marcia Clark, author of KILLER AMBITION for a discussion on rules of evidence and how new scientific technologies become accepted by courts, what can go wrong to keep evidence out of a trial, and some of the ways forensic science is used in the plots of her legal thrillers.
D. P. Lyle, MD is the Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning and Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, and USA Best Book Award nominated author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the SAMANTHA CODY and DUB WALKER thriller series and the ROYAL PAINS media tie-in novels. His essay on Jules Verne’s THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND appears in THRILLERS: 100 MUST READS and his short story “Even Steven” in ITW’s anthology THRILLER 3: LOVE IS MURDER.
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, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars.
And, for the past 35 years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California.Jan Burke’s fourteenth book, Disturbance, is a sequel to Bones, which won the Edgar® for Best Novel. Her novels of crime fiction often feature reporter Irene Kelly and include Flight, Nine, and Bloodlines. Burke's short stories have received the Agatha, the Macavity, and other awards. Many of her short stories are collected in Eighteen. She is also the author of a supernatural thriller set in L.A., The Messenger.
Burke founded the nonprofit Crime Lab Project, dedicated to the improvement of public forensic science. She is a member of the honorary board of the C lifornia Forensic Science Institute.