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Oceanview Publishing
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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

D. P. Lyle is the award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction books. A-List is the second in his best-selling Jake Longly Thriller Series, following Deep Six and followed by Sunshine State, Rigged, and The OC. Earlier books in the series were finalists for the Shamus Award, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award, the USA Best Book Award, and were included on Suspense Magazine Best Books list. Lyle has authored 18 books, been a consultant to numerous novelists and screenwriters of popular TV shows, served as co-host of Crime and Science Radio, and currently hosts the Criminal Mischief podcast series. He lives in Orange County, California.


"D. P. Lyle hits it over the fence with A-List. This mystery, featuring former Major League pitcher and reluctant PI Jake Longly, is fast-paced, slick, and funny. Bad times in the Big Easy mean a great time for readers. Head to New Orleans with Jake, and enjoy the trip." --Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of UNSUB

"D. P. Lyle delivers again with A-List--snappy, sexy and speedy on every page. Hang on for this fast, fun tromp through the Big Easy. Readers will love learning more about the Longlys' past while they worry about Jake and his entourage making it to the next page." --Lisa Preston, best-selling author of Orchids and Stone and The Measure of the Moon

"Aptly named, A-List ranks high on the 'must buy' list for holiday shoppers. Reluctant PI Jake Longly investigates the darker side of the movie business, where professional jealousies and hedonistic habits have deadly consequences. Fast-faced and funny, the seamless prose will transport you from reality to fantasy. Lyle evokes the sights and sounds of New Orleans in such a provocative manner, you'll be packing your bags and catching the next flight to The Big Easy for your own adventure." --K. J. Howe, author of The Freedom Broker

"Former baseball player turned P.I. Jake Longly is back on the trail in A-List. A rollicking thrill ride through the mean streets and tasty restaurants of New Orleans. Murder, mobbed-up bad guys, Hollywood heartthrobs, and laughs! What more could you want? D.P. Lyle is at the top of his game!" --Matt Coyle, author of the Anthony Award-winning Rick Cahill crime novels

"D.P. Lyle serves up ample portions of mystery and suspense along with the chicory coffee and sweet beignets as P.I. Jake Longly digs for the truth about a murdered co-ed in New Orleans. Is A-List actor Kirk Ford the murderer? The slain young woman was found in his bed. But nothing is simple in the Big Easy, and Longly, along with girlfriend Nicole Jemison, must peel back multiple layers of intrigue and corruption to solve the mystery at the heart of A-List. New Orleans has never been as sexy or as dangerous. Highly recommended!" --Paul Levine, best-selling author of Bum Luck

"Wisecracking private eye Jake Longly and his entourage return with D.P. Lyle's A-List, a fun and suspenseful mystery that takes readers on a white-knuckle trip to The Big Easy." --Linda Castillo, best-selling author of the Kate Burkholder Series

"One part Carl Hiaasen mixed with two parts Elmore Leonard and garnished with Robert Parker at his best. [The] narrative is peppered with snappy, staccato prose that pops clean off the page, making this a series and author you don't want to miss." --Jon Land, best-selling author of Strong to the Bone

"A-List by D.P. Lyle...blends humor with hard-boiled detective fiction to create a fast-paced, entertaining novel that will satisfy fans of the genre...Lyle knows how to keep the narrative flowing at a rapid pace and keep the questions coming." --New York Journal of Books

"Nefarious characters populate the French Quarter in New Orleans--and pages in this quirky action-packed thriller." --Bookreporter

"A-List carries us away to New Orleans where DP Lyle doesn't disappoint. Big Hollywood stars, big egos, big crime, big mob, a young dead girl in a hotel room, beignets, the glory of New Orleans food and fast driving, what's not to love? The sexiness and humor of A-List will keep you as transfixed as a stolen afternoon in the Monteleone's hypnotic carousel bar. Highly recommended!" --Shannon Kirk, author of Method 15/33

"A-List by D. P. Lyle is fast-moving, full of suspense, with delightful dialogue and an unusual plot that really works well... Don't miss this one." --BookLoons

"Lyle has written a deliciously entertaining book filled to the brim with colorful characters... a fast-paced read set in a wonderful locale." --InD'Tale Magazine

"A thriller that is all-out fantastic!" --Suspense Magazine

"Lyle's medical background is a plus here as he is able to succinctly explain the technical details of the death while keeping the plot churning. The head-to-head confrontations... are entertaining reads, with snappy dialogue masking underlying threats." --Killer Nashville

"The storyline moves through the streets of New Orleans and into the bayou at warp speed, heading to an unexpected conclusion... This is a dynamic, fun series you do not want to miss!" --Fresh Fiction

"Lyle is known for giving his readers a thrill-ride and in this Hollywood-studded read, he doesn't disappoint." --Le Coeur de l'Artiste

Praise for the Jake Longly series:

"We all know Lyle's erudition and expertise--but who knew he was this funny?" --Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author of the Jack Reacher series

"Corruption, vendettas, cartel killers, oh my! Deep Six puts the fun back into late night reading with this fast-paced romp through murder and mayhem. Prepare to flip the pages." --Lisa Gardner, New York Times best-selling author of Find Her

"D. P. Lyle returns in superb form in Deep Six. Smart, wickedly funny, expertly constructed and deftly executed, Lyle is at the top of his game as he takes his readers on a romp on the Gulf Coast that goes down as smoothly as a cold beer on a hot day at a bar next to the beach." --Sheldon Siegel, New York Times best-selling author of Felony Murder Rule

"Readers will love Jake Longly--ex-big league ballplayer, beach bar owner, and reluctant PI, and the sharply defined ensemble of characters in Deep Six is just as outstanding. Page-turning action and knockout dialogue from a master craftsman and storyteller." --Robert Dugoni, New York Times best-selling author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series

"In Deep Six, gifted storyteller D. P. Lyle has crafted yet another winner. A comedic thriller that weaves through the Gulf Coast with wild abandon. This book has it all--memorable characters, a stunning plot, and as always, Lyle's impeccable sense of place. Bravo!" --Philip Donlay, best-selling author the Donovan Nash series