Heat Wave by Richard Castle

81%

11 Critic Reviews

...a worth-while pick-up for fans of the mystery genre...
-Blog Critics

Synopsis

The New York Times bestseller, HEAT WAVE, is a tie-in to the ABC primetime show, CASTLE, that premiered in March 2009. The main character of the show, Richard Castle, is a bestselling mystery writer. HEAT WAVE is his newest book: 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. Pulitzer Prize-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.
 

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 1, 2009 by Hyperion Books. 208 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Arts & Photography, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on May 27 2012
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All: 11 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 0

Blog Critics

Good
Reviewed by Jenn Kepka on Nov 25 2009

...a worth-while pick-up for fans of the mystery genre...

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Sandra Cruz on Jul 31 2012

Heat Wave is an easy read with believable characters and plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader interested.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Kate Jennings on Jun 04 2012

There's many things the same and many things different or changed between the first season of Castle and first Nikki Heat novel, but all in all, it's a very fun read and a great tie-in for the television series.

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Suite 101

Good
Reviewed by Francine Brokaw on Oct 05 2009

This is a fun read. It is exciting and interesting even for avid readers of crime novels who have never seen the television show. And the fact that it is not “from” a TV show or “about” a TV show, but rather “part” of a TV show makes it incredibly unique.

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Pajiba

Good
Reviewed by Tereasa on Nov 20 2009

The one-liners are all present and accounted for...It reads like a "Castle" episode, but again if you like the show you will like the book...an enjoyable and fun read.

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Kings River Life

Excellent
Reviewed by Lorie Ham on Jan 22 2011

...a well-written mystery novel with plenty of twists, turns, action, suspense and great characters.

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Fiction Addict

Above average
Reviewed by Jake Chism on Dec 15 2009

... I was pleasantly surprised to find a novel that is actually readable and entertaining.

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Boomtron

Above average
Reviewed by Elena Nola on Nov 23 2009

It is a perfect complement to the show: every detail that is references on screen is reproduced on the pages, from the dedication to the sex scene being on page 104 to the hilarious photo of Fillion as Castle on the back.

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W. 11th & Bluff

Above average
Reviewed by Amy on Aug 08 2011

When all is said and done, I did enjoy Heat Wave. It wasn't a gritty, edge of your seat thriller but it was an entertaining solid police procedural.

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Helium

Good
Reviewed by Teena Kay on Sep 13 2010

...a great read for people who are familiar with the Castle television series...

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Helium

Excellent
Reviewed by Marilla Mulwane on Jun 03 2010

Fans will not be disappointed, and will eat up the book in no time.

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