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Heat Wave, Premium Edition (Nikki Heat, Book 1) (original 2009; edition 2011)

by Richard Castle

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Title:Heat Wave, Premium Edition (Nikki Heat, Book 1)
Authors:Richard Castle
Info:Hyperion (2011), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
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Heat Wave by Richard Castle (2009)

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    EthanS1: Tie ins to the popular TV show Castle, the mystery novels written by "Richard Castle"
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Some books are good for reading during television commercials. That is not a bad thing, since commercials now days give us 3 to 5 minutes to fill every 10 minutes or so and I would rather read something interesting than watch ads that I just watched 15 minutes ago. So I have started on the Castle spinoff novel series. They are a nice conceit, allowing fans of the show to inhabit the world set up. These are even better than the books using the series characters. Even so, while reading, I compared the characters on the show with the characters in the book. It is easy to see why books can be called semi-autobiographical.
This initial book in the series serves to set up the characters. We get the basic background for the team and the interloper, the writer, and the whys of their collaboration. The murder mystery is cunningly confusing, and the solution worth the trip. I especially liked that the clues, while plentiful and direct, kept that solution hidden until the end of the book. ( )
  susanbeamon | Feb 16, 2015 |
3.5 stars

If you're a fan of the TV show Castle, this is a ton of fun. This is the first of the books "written" by the titular character on the show, who's played by Nathan Filion. The story follows Detective Nikki Heat (Kate Beckett, played by Stana Katic on the show) as she investigates a murder, "assisted" by reporter Jamison Rook (the pseudonym for Richard Castle) and her colleagues. Follow all that? This is about as meta as it can get.

Note: You won't be reading it for the in-depth characterizations or complex plots. You'll be reading it because you like the humor of the show and the relationship between the leads. So the next time you're on an airplane, or on a beach, or need something light to read, pick this one up. ( )
  Pat_F. | Jan 21, 2015 |
This is a tie in novel for the tv series Castle. The tv show, if you have not seen it, is about a popular mystery writer who shadows a NYPD detective to research a new book he is writing. When the second season starts, his book Heat Wave is released, and this is the same book. The book follows a journalist, Jameson Rook who is shadowing NYPD detective Nikki Heat for background on a story he is writing. Fans of the show will see many similarities between Rook and Heat, and Castle and Beckett. If you watch the show, you will recognize different bits of the novel's case as pulled from some of the tv show's cases, as you might expect. It also reads a bit like a self insertion piece, where Castle basically writes himself in as Rook, and lets him live out his (Castle's) fantasies a bit. Not that I'll fault him for it, since fans of the series who ship Beckett and Castle pretty much thought similar ideas. Its not a long book, and is an easy read. It has all the banter and some of the tension found in the tv series. It makes a nice way to fill the summer gap while waiting for the series to return. If you like the tv show, you should like this.
  sawcat | Jan 10, 2015 |
Niente male dai... :-) ( )
  Iacopo.Venni | Nov 14, 2014 |
Entertaining fluff, like the TV series much better ( )
  moekane | Nov 10, 2014 |
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Tough and sexy New York police detective Nikki Heat leads the investigation into the death of a New York real estate tycoon who plunged to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. 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.… (more)

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