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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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    Naked Heat by Richard Castle (EthanS1)
    EthanS1: Tie ins to the popular TV show Castle, the mystery novels written by "Richard Castle"
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Pretty good, police thrillers are not my usual type, but I do like the show Castle, and this had that feel. While knowledge of the show is not necessary for the book, as it is a stand alone story, I think that being a fan of the show definitely makes you more open and affectionate towards it, since you're reading it and imagining Castle and Beckett instead of Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook. ( )
  shaunesay | Jun 21, 2017 |
I read this book after watching the TV series Castle. The book version definitely captures the show, but in a more ridiculously funny way. This had a feel of being the comic relief of the show. Rook (the Castle character) came across as a bumbling puppy following Nikki Heat around (Kate Beckett). He tried to prove his love for her by mostly getting in the way and almost getting himself killed. I spent more time laughing than I did biting my fingernails from the mystery. Having said that, it was a fun, light read. Not a super high-quality mystery, but I enjoyed the story from start to finish. I was entertained and will probably read more in the series if for no other reason than to enjoy the cheese factor. ( )
  jguidry | Mar 13, 2017 |
Aptly captures the style of the TV show, with a bit more graphic sex but only in the "designated spaces" -- focuses on Nikki's inner turmoil as the protagonist. The mystery is as good as any on the shows, meaning it holds interest with red herrings and surprise reveals, but doesn't cheat (much; as with all the TV crime shows, many loose ends are left still dangling; makes one long for the old Perry Mason epilogues where he explained everything to Paul and Della).
As far as the faux authorship goes, no way would Rick Castle have side-lined himself the way the actual authors (probably moonlighting scriptwriters) contrived to do, even if he was featuring "Nikki" (aka Kate Becket) as the lead. ( )
  librisissimo | Feb 5, 2017 |
The background of this series is a little unusual. But if you have watched the television show, then you know that Richard Castle is a fictional character, not an author. So you have a made-up character writing a story about fictional characters based on “real” people who aren’t really real. But someone had to write this story, and he or she did a pretty good job of it. The audio version is especially nice, because as Johnny Heller does his excellent narration, you can picture the actors you know in the roles they’ve created. An exciting detective story with just enough of the chemistry between the main characters to keep everything interesting. ( )
  Maydacat | Jan 4, 2017 |
This was a fun read- I really liked how it ties into the series. I like how the two leads really reflect the characters on the TV show, but have differences as well. ( )
  aharey | Nov 30, 2016 |
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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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