The March meeting of the Rocky Mountain MWA will feature a program presented by award winning author DP Lyle, MD. Please join us for networking, fun, education, and inspiration via Zoom on March 11, starting at 6:30 p.m. MST. Members will receive the link and password by email,, and our newsletter. Non-members, please send an email to to request access.


Poison—The Perfect Murder Weapon?

Let’s talk about poisons, toxins, and drugs.

  • What is a poison?
  • Are medical drugs good and poisons bad? Or are they one and the same?
  • How are poisons delivered to avoid detection?
  • How do a medical examiner and a toxicologist determine if a poison is involved in a suspicious death?
  • Did a poison or drug cause or contribute to the death? Is it always clear?
  • What are some common poisons, and how do they work?

Speaker Bio:

DP Lyle is an Amazon #1 Bestselling author whose 22 books include the Samantha Cody mystery series, multiple thriller series featuring Dub Walker, Jake Longly, and Cain/Harper, and the Royal Pains media tie-in series. Lyle has also written nonfiction books on forensic science and mystery writing, and has served as story consultant to fellow novelists and to screenwriters for television series including Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Cold Case, House, Pretty Little Liars, and more.

Lyle has won both the Macavity and Benjamin Franklin awards, and has been nominated for the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Shamus, Scribe, and USA Today Best Book awards.

With Jan Burke, Lyle was the co-host of Crime and Science Radio, and hosts the podcast series Criminal Mischief.

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Meeting Agenda:
6:30-7:00 Networking, Introductions, and News
7:00-7:15 Mystery Minute by ZJ Czupor
7:15-8:15 or so: Program featuring our guest speaker
After Party: Stay after the program to mingle and visit.