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5.0 out of 5 stars We're having a Heat Wave (Name the lyricist), September 30, 2009
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I am an avid fan of ABC's Castle (Monday nights 10/9c) and was excited to read Richard Castle's latest book, Heat Wave. For those who are not in the know, Nathan Fillion stars as Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist who is initially called in to help the NYPD solve a copy-cat murder based on his novels. Stana Katic stars opposite as the young detective Kate Beckett. Following his encounter with Beckett, Castle decides to use her as the model for his next book series. He uses his contacts and receives permission to accompany Beckett while investigating cases. [thanks Wikipedia] Heat Wave is the first of Castle's new book series: Nikki Heat. My favorite thing is every character is believable & I can picture all of them. I love Rook and Heat and their scenes are amazing. I can totally picture Castle dreaming & writing each scene they are in together. And if you are asking yourself, does it really have a story line? Yes, in fact, it takes so many twists and turns that the minute you think you have a suspect, new information comes in and you have to re-evaluate all the evidence. Some points drag on a bit but it helps you get into the story; you are right there in NYC traffic with Heat & Rook trying to fly but the siren means absolutely nothing in the standstill of traffic. When scenes get too tense, Characters are there to crack a joke or banter between each other, including how many ways to describe a bookie's muscle. Overall, ABC did a great job on this TV tie in and the writers should be applauded and given pay raises. I hope to get more Nikki Heat and I am hoping Det. Beckett reads Heat Wave and comments about the book; especially the blackout sequences.
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Initial post: Oct 6, 2009 7:12:21 AM PDT
Trish says:
Great review! You nailed it perfectly!

(Irving Berlin) :0)

Posted on Oct 16, 2009 10:56:33 AM PDT
MR Dave says:
I enjoy the ABC show to, it's kind of a tongue and check show. I have a mystery though, is Richard Castle a real writer that they used as an idea for the show or is he made up??? When you search on his name this is the only book that shows up????

Posted on Oct 16, 2009 11:16:01 AM PDT
Bing Crosby

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2009 3:44:28 PM PDT
T. Dugan says:
According to online reviews of the book [by professionals], Richard Castle is a made up author. Nathan Fillion, who plays him on tv, does contribute to the dialogue every week but it is the writers who created Castle.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2009 8:39:00 AM PST
Nel says:
The person "Richard Castle" is a fictitious character. The show is evidently wildly popular, I also have it on my DVR list every week. Interestingly, I logged onto my local county library system to request the book and found there are 61 requests ahead of me. Wow!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2009 1:07:55 AM PST
irving berlin... nice try though! :)
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