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TALLYMAN RELEASE DAY

TALLYMAN (Cain/Harper #3) comes out today. 

When Sonny Coleman is gunned down while on a late-night run near the community college where he teaches, his mother Erin Coleman, the US Ambassador to NATO, wishes to avoid his death becoming an international media circus. To this end, she hires Bobby Cain and Harper McCoy to discretely investigate her only son’s death. Shortly after their arrival in the rural Tennessee town, the body of a young woman is found and it appears she is the latest target of a killer known as The Tallyman, due to his tauntingly carving the victim number into the flesh of each corpse. But the killer, after tallying four murders, fell silent for several years. Why has he resurfaced now and why is the latest victim marked with a seven? Are there two missing bodies? Is his reappearance connected to the seemingly random murder of Sonny Coleman? The suspect list is tenuous at best and Cain and Harper must sort through past and present crimes, as well as Sonny’s life, to uncover a ruthless and truly sociopathic killer.

ORDER NOW:

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Tallyman-Cain-Harper-Thriller-Book-ebook/dp/B0B2YBXQ3Z/ref=sr_1_1?

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tallyman-d-p-lyle/1141848086

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780578295244

Books-a-Million: https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Tallyman/D-P-Lyle/9780578295244

Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/books/tallyman/9780578295244

PRAISE FOR TALLYMAN:

A fast-paced atmospheric thriller with endearing characters that stay with you long after you finish. A series that keeps getting better and better. Fans of Orphan X will love it.—David Putnam author of the bestselling Bruno Johnson series

Tallyman, the 3rd in D.P. Lyle’s Cain/Harper series, may be his best yet. It grabs you by the throat on page one and rides a roller coaster of tension, quality dialogue, and superior characters to the very end. This is a must read for thriller lovers.–Joseph Badal, Author of the Lassiter/Martinez Case Files Series

A dynamite addition to Lyle’s Cain/Harper series. He expertly weaves his knowledge of true crime with a crackling plot and intriguing characters that fairly leap from the page. Highly recommended!–Weldon Burge, Author of “Harvester of Sorrow”

Book Review Crew Review

Bobby Cain and Harper McCoy, the brother/sister team, and dynamic duo PIs are back! They were raised by not completely legally-minded Gypsies, and then had their special skills honed by the US military forces. When an American Ambassador’s son is shot to death on a back road near a rural Tennessee college town where he is a beloved professor, Erin Coleman seeks out the best there is to look into her only child’s death. And fix it, like only they can. Sure, the FBI is on the case, but justice is not Ambassador Coleman’s only concern. She wants her son Sonny’s death avenged. The town is then rocked by the be the murder of a young woman whose death seems to mark the reappearance of the serial killer, dubbed Tallyman for the numbers he carves into his victims. Are these two killings related? If so, how? Cain and Harper must unravel the mystery to fulfill their promise to Ambassador Coleman.

Returning characters, Cain and Harper live up to their billing as tough, and smart. I always love his stories, and now Lyle grabbed my attention with these characters. Great as a stand-alone, or even better in the continuing series, Tallyman hits all its marks; I highly recommend this book!

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

New on Criminal Mischief: The Art and Science of Crime Fiction: Episode #49: Familial/Genealogical DNA

Criminal Mischief: Episode #49: Familial/Genealogical DNA

LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/authorsontheair/criminal-mischief-episode-49-familialgenealogical-dna

PAST SHOWS: http://www.dplylemd.com/criminal-mischief.html

SHOW NOTES:

GOLDEN STATE KILLER:

CBS News (4-22-17): https://www.cbsnews.com/news/golden-state-killer-connecting-the-dots-in-the-search-for-a-serial-predator/

Richmond University: https://jolt.richmond.edu/2019/10/30/familial-dna-testing-the-golden-state-killer-and-how-it-affects-you/

The Golden State Killer and DNA: https://dna-explained.com/2018/04/30/the-golden-state-killer-and-dna/

ABC News: https://abcnews.go.com/US/dna-family-members-helped-solved-golden-state-killer/story?id=54800093

GRIM SLEEPER:

Grim Sleeper-Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grim_Sleeper

LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2010-jul-08-la-me-grim-sleeper-20100708-story.html

MISC:

Jody Loomis Case: https://www.newser.com/story/298585/suspect-in-1972-murder-kills-himself-hours-before-verdict.html

Familial DNA Used in Only 12 States: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/familial-dna-puts-elusive-killers-behind-bars-only-12-states-n869711

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

Yes, Dogs Can Locate Your Electronic Devices

Jeffrey Calandra and Iris

You know that dogs can track people, sniff out corpses, and locate hidden narcotics, but did you know they can also pinpoint electronic media devices? A recent case reveals just that. In the Netherlands, a trained canine named Hidu uncovered the storage devices of a pedophile who was then arrested.

The Story: https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2022/06/19/photo-dog-trained-to-sniff-out-memory-devices-helps-catch-suspected-pedophile/

This is not a new technique. Back in 2016, we interviewed Jeffrey Calandra about his canine partner Iris and the work she does. At that time there were only 7 dogs in the world who could track and locate electronic devices and Iris was the FBI’s only one. A fascinating interview.

http://www.dplylemd.com/csr-past-details/jeffrey-calandra-and-iris.html

 

TALLYMAN Cain/Harper #3 Now Available for Pre-order

TALLYMAN

TALLYMAN Cain/Harper #3 Now Available for Pre-order

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When Sonny Coleman is gunned down while on a late-night run near the community college where he teaches, his mother Erin Coleman, the US Ambassador to NATO, wishes to avoid his death becoming an international media circus. To this end, she hires Bobby Cain and Harper McCoy to discretely investigate her only son’s death. Shortly after their arrival in the rural Tennessee town, the body of a young woman is found and it appears she is the latest target of a killer known as The Tallyman, due to his tauntingly carving the victim number into the flesh of each corpse. But the killer, after tallying four murders, fell silent for several years. Why has he resurfaced now and why is the latest victim marked with a seven? Are there two missing bodies? Is his reappearance connected to the seemingly random murder of Sonny Coleman? The suspect list is tenuous at best and Cain and Harper must sort through past and present crimes, as well as Sonny’s life, to uncover a ruthless and truly sociopathic killer.

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

The First 4 Jake Longly Comedic Thrillers are Kindle Monthly Deals for January

The First 4 Jake Longly Comedic Thrillers are Kindle Monthly Deals for January and are only $1.99 each.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2022 in Writing

 

The First 4 Jake Longly Comedic Thrillers are Kindle Monthly Deals for January

The First 4 Jake Longly Comedic Thrillers are Kindle Monthly Deals for January. $1.99 each.

DEEP SIX: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Six-Jake-Longly-Book-ebook/dp/B01BGHUTBK/

A-LIST: https://www.amazon.com/List-Jake-Longly-D-Lyle/dp/1608092704/

SUNSHINE STATE: https://www.amazon.com/Sunshine-State-Jake-Longly-Book-ebook/dp/B07P9KM8VY/

RIGGED: https://www.amazon.com/Rigged-Jake-Longly-Book-4-ebook/dp/B0831RJCRQ/

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2022 in Writing

 

THE OC Outstanding Original Series of the Year

Thanks Fran Lewis for naming THE OC and Jake Longly the Outstanding Original Series of the Year.

DETAILS/ORDER: http://www.dplylemd.com/book-details/the-oc.html

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2021 in Writing

 

DEEP SIX and RUN TO GROUND Part of the Kindle End of Year Mega Sale

The Kindle End of Year Mega Sale is underway and from now until January 31, 2022 you can get a copy of DEEP SIX (Jake Longly #1) and RUN TO GROUND (Dub Walker #3) for only $1.99 each.

DEEP SIX, Jake Longly #1 

Details: http://www.dplylemd.com/book-details/deep-six/

Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Six-Jake-Longly-Book-ebook/dp/B01BGHUTBK/

RUN TO GROUND, Dub Walker #3

Details: http://www.dplylemd.com/book-details/run-to-ground.html

Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/Run-Ground-D-P-Lyle-ebook/dp/B008YHUD5S/

Each is part of the Kindle End of Year Mega Sale 

$1.99 from 12-1-21 thru 1-31-22.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2021 in Writing

 

DEXTER Mimics SKIN IN THE GAME

Several people have told me that part of the storyline for the new DEXTER series reminded them of my 1st Cain/Harper thriller SKIN IN THE GAME. I see it, too.

DETAILS/ORDER: http://www.dplylemd.com/book-details/skin-in-the-game.html

Also,

The Cain/Harper Thriller Series SKIN IN THE GAME #1 and PRIOR BAD ACTS #2 are bundled for Kindle. Only $10.94

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2021 in Writing

 

Talking Thriller Writing with Kevin O’Brien and Thorne & Cross

I Had a Great Time Talking Thriller Writing on Thorne and Cross: Carnival Macabre

Listen In:

Thrilling Thrillers with Thriller Writers DP Lyle and Kevin O’Brien

Authors on the Air Network

https://carnivalmacabre.libsyn.com/thrilling-thrillers-with-thriller-writers-dp-lyle-and-kevin-obrien

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2021 in Writing

 
 
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