Thursday, October 11, 2012

Recently Read - Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Heat Wave
Richard Castle

As usual, I'm late to the party.  I started watching Castle long after the series debuted on television.  I have since caught up in the television series and was doing a search online and found out that the main character from that series, the novelist Richard Castle, has actually released the books they talk about on the show.  Whoo hooo!  How fun.  

I didn't hesitate to buy the first one and recently finished reading it.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book.  It is NOT the television series, and I didn't expect it to be, but there are enough correlations to keep me jumping back to the series and thinking, oh yeah - I remember when something like that happened in the series.

Since Richard Castle is a fictional character, played by Nathan Fillion, people have been asking who the "real" author is.  I've done some research on this one as well and have come up empty handed.  That's okay.  I like Richard Castle as an author and I like that I can read his works outside of just hearing about them in the show.  According to some sources, the "real" author has appeared on the television series, but that doesn't narrow it down much.  I think there are at least four well known authors that have made a cameo on the show already.  And, who knows, maybe Richard Castle is a compilation of several authors.   To justify my thinking on that last theory - more than one author is mentioned in the body of the novel - it is possible that is their way to claim their territory. 

Again, I am not disappointed I don't know and may never know the "real" author(s) of the Richard Castle books.  He/she/they have found a fan in me.

I have already purchased the next two in the Nikki Heat series and will continue to read them - and probably enjoy every minute I spend with Richard Castle and his characters. 

This is one I will recommend to Castle fans as well as those who have never seen the television series.  The books stand alone and the character of Nikki Heat is a character all to herself.  Enjoy! 




A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of reasons to kill trot out their alibis. And then, in the suffocating grip of a record heat wave, comes another shocking murder and a sharp turn in a tense journey into the dirty little secrets of the wealthy. Secrets that prove to be fatal. Secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.
Mystery sensation Richard Castle, blockbuster author of the wildly best-selling Derrick Storm novels, introduces his newest character, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City's top homicide squads. She's hit with an unexpected challenge when the commissioner assigns superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook to ride along with her to research an article on New York's Finest. Pulitzer Prize-winning Rook is as much a handful as he is handsome. His wise-cracking and meddling aren't her only problems. As she works to unravel the secrets of the murdered real estate tycoon, she must also confront the spark between them. The one called heat.


Also, I am listing the first season of Castle for those of you who haven't seen the series yet or those of you who would like to own the season.

Click the photo below to buy the audio book at
This audio book is available at a discount if you buy the Kindle version first via Amazon's Whispersync.

Heat Wave

Click here to buy the first season of Castle from Amazon


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