Heat Rises by Richard Castle
(Nikki Heat)

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... I enjoyed this book...for my friends who watch Castle, I am definitely recommending that they read it so that they can be “in on it” too.


In the third book of the New York Times bestselling Nikki Heat series, following HEAT WAVE and NAKED HEAT, Richard Castle's new thrilling mystery continues the story of 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. In what's sure to be another smash sensation by blockbuster author Richard Castle, readers will once again follow Nikki Heat and hotshot reporter Jameson Rook as they trade barbs and innuendos all while on the trail of a murderer!

For the third tie-in with the ABC television show, CASTLE, we will once again be releasing a portion of the chapters electronically, available for digital download in advance of the hardcover publication. The show will integrate the new book in the same way they did for HEAT WAVE and NAKED HEAT, with mentions of the book beginning in episodes that will air in spring and culminating with the publication of the book in Fall 2011.

About Richard Castle

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Richard Castle is the best-selling author of the Derrick Storm novels. He is played by actor Nathan Fillion. Tom Straw is an Emmy-nominated TV writer and producer. He has written and produced for the television shows COSBY, WHOOPI, GRACE UNDER FIRE, and more, and is currently writing for THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON. He is the author of the mystery THE TRIGGER EPISODE.
Published September 20, 2011 by Kingswell. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Oct 09 2011
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Reviewed by Tereasa on Jan 26 2013

As a tie-in to a network TV show it does its job well by referencing events and mirroring character traits. As a standalone crime novel, I found the mystery to be very compelling, although at times confusing.

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Reviewed by Lorie Lewis Ham on Feb 04 2012

It’s fun to see the similarities to the show within the books and the tie in when Castle talks about his books on the show. It’s just all around some great fun for Castle fans.

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on Jun 19 2012

The writing style used in Heat Rises is astounding. It has all the best parts of a classic crime noir story, but it keeps everything modern with hilarious one-liners and plenty of fun pop culture references

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Reviewed by Beth on Nov 10 2011

... I enjoyed this book...for my friends who watch Castle, I am definitely recommending that they read it so that they can be “in on it” too.

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