"... one fine debut mystery, combining scientific method with a quirky, humanistic scientist/detective and resulting in the perfect compound ... inventive, intriguing, and, most importantly, evocatively drawn. If you like a puzzle, you'll love this one."
- Les Standiford, author of Black Mountain.
“Collectors should jump on this one . . . by an author with a promising future
. . . a good solid interesting mystery in the traditional style of literate
storytelling. . . . very smooth and intelligent. . . . I read it straight
through, as slowly as I could manage.”
— Sharon Villines, Archives of Detective Fiction
"Pharmacology Is Murder is one of those wonderful mysteries so easy to pick up and so hard to put down!"
- Reviewer's Bookwatch
"...a delight for those of you who love lots of technical information. And for those who like a good regional mystery, this one offers a love affair with Miami."
- Black Bird Mysteries
“. . . very obviously written for the intellectual who loves mysteries . . .
the murder involving, and the characters well presented. It is far more than
just a ‘mystery,’ it depicts the evolution of a young man’s life.
Congratulations, Mr. Wyle, I’m expecting your literary star to shine in the
same firmament as Michael Crichton’s.”
— Under the Covers Book Reviews
"... impressive and fascinating ... a well-written novel ... effective and real ..."
- Betty Wright, author of "Memoirs of a Married Woman"
Judged Best First Detective Novel of 1998:
"For a first-time novelist, Wyle demonstrates a breezy style, a flair for drawing vivid and memorable characters with just a few deft strokes, and a genuine ability to present complicated information in terms a dummy like me can almost understand. ... I could actually grasp some of the biomedical principles Wyle employs in his tale of a wicked case of murder by poisoning at a Miami Med School."
"... no novel has stayed with me more throughout the year than this one. I've found myself thinking about it and admiring it in retrospect over an over again. The reasons, I think, are the author's obvious fondness for the Miami area and its multicultural environment, the sharply detailed characterizations, and the successful melding of hard science with an accessible mystery."
-- Joe Lofgreen's Detective Pages
"This is a refreshingly wonderful book. The reader will step into the scientific world, the Mensa Society, be led down a heady path of suspense, and witness in our main character an emergence of love and vulnerability."
- Linda Tharp, Snooper Newsletter, Snoop Sisters Bookstore
"The reader is amazed at the author's ability to create tension, introduce a little
love-making along the way, and tell a good mystery story . . ."
— Kathie Nuckols Lawson, BookBrowser
"... an informative mystery novel. His dialog would delight even Charlotte MacLeod. His characters are well delineated, and the time spent reading the novel is actually educational rather than "killed." The book is as good as a Florida vacation. Perhaps we have a successor to Travis McGee in Ben Candidi, the bemused protagonist. We await the next Candidi novel."
- Sandra Weinhardt
Magna Cum Murder Conference Webmistress
"An exhilarating trip through Coconut Grove, Miami, and the clear waters of
the Bahamas — just like being there. The murder motive is traditional but the
method anything but that. Here's a murder mystery with the intellectual,
educated appeal of a Michael Crichton story."
— Publisher's Report
"Solidly entertaining .... The South Florida backdrop is quite accurately depicted .... Ben Candidi's perceptions are absolutely right-on .... Wyle never loses sight of the mystery."
— G. Miki Hayden (By Reason of Insanity; Pacific Empire) reviewing for Blue Murder