Sunday, November 15, 2009

Review: Nikki Heat by Richard Castle

I love the show Castle! If you haven't watched the show it is about an author who is shadowing a NYC detective as research for his next series of books. On the show, the first book is published "Nikki Heat". I was so excited to see that the network actually published the book as referenced on the show. I thought it was great fun! Click on the picture for a link to buy it on Amazon.

Product Description

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. PulitzerPrize-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.

About the Author

Richard Castle is the author of numerous bestsellers, including the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society's prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Castle currently lives in Manhattan with his daughter and mother, both of whom infuse his life with humor and inspiration.

The book reads basically like an episode of the show except Kate Beckett's character is "Nikki Heat" and Rick Castle's character is "Jameson (Jamie) Rook". And in the show, Castle could only hope to be asked upstairs to
Beckett's apartment!

If you watch the show, you've got to read the book. If you don't watch the show, read the book anyway and then you'll be hooked.


  1. sounds like an interesting book - I have not watched the tv show - can you pick up at any point to watch it or is a continuation show where if you don't know the beginning you are lost?

  2. You can pick up anywhere as long as you know the basics. He's a writer riding along with the cop as research. She thinks he's pain but he's starting to grow on her.

    If you go to the abc website you can watch past episodes.

  3. Oooo you're a Castle fan too? Fab! I can't wait for the next book.


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