Heat Wave

Hardcover | September 29, 2009

byRichard Castle

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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 next 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.

We will be making the first ten chapters (approximately) available for digital download from ABC.com over the summer to coincide with the repeat schedule of the show. Then, in the fall, the entire book will be published as a trade paperback. We will be working with ABC Marketing to publicize the downloads and the book.

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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 next book: Mystery sensation Richard Castle, blockbuster author of the wildly best-selling Derrick Storm novels, introduces his newest character, NYPD H...

Richard Castleis the best-selling author of the Derrick Storm novels. He is played by actorNathan Fillion.Tom Strawis 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 au...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.75 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:KingswellLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1401323820

ISBN - 13:9781401323820

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just as good as I thought When I saw this book I knew I had to get it. I love the TV-series and this book is as good as I thought. You feel that this is something tha could be written by he RC caracter.
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! While maintaining the sam flare of the Richard Castle many have watched in our livingrooms each week, the author pulls the reader in with new and exciting tales. Further Developing these well known characters, through their desire to find the truth. From the TV to the pages within, Heat Wave is the perfict "Curl up with a good book", read.
Date published: 2015-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heat Wave Well crafted and made excellent reading
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ricky, Ricky, Richard! I am a fan of the Castle TV show and I simply had to buy the novel. I was disapointed. It was a hard time keeping Rook and Castle as two seperate people. The story was flat, the caracters poorly developped and I was annoyed by the end of it. The only reason I would by the next novel, is because I am a collector.
Date published: 2011-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME The show Castle is my favorite tv show so just had to read the book. I have to say I had a hard time wrapping my head around the characters, kept seeing Castle and Beckett as the characters. Although I guess that's good cause then it was more fun to read cause I love those two. I agree if you don't watch the tv show it wouldn't be as good but still a good murder mystery. I hope there are more in the future.
Date published: 2010-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just for fun I am a fan of the tv show Castle. It is a guilty pleasure. I read this book on a flight, on a whim. I enjoyed it. Another guilty pleasure. It isn't particularly well written, and it unfolds in much the same formulaic way as the tv show, but it was fun! Recall the episode where Beckett is reading this book on the sly .... well, it's good to know what that hype was about! I would avoid this book if you don't watch/enjoy the tv show. But if you are a fan of the show, you will be a fan of this book - and read it on the sly - because it is a bit of a guilty pleasure .........
Date published: 2010-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fans Will Love Once my fandom shaped heart imploded from delight in reading this book I realized something. Non-Castle fans probably wouldn't enjoy this as much as I did. I loved the characters because I both love the show and know the history of how and why this book came to fruition. If you don't watch ABC's "Castle" my gut tells me that you wouldn't be giving this book such a high rating. Not because the book itself wasn't readable or enjoyable but because unless you're a fan it wouldn't be memorable. This book is different than most tv tie-ins. The general tie-in takes the actual characters and works a plot around them. For example in Keith DeCandido's "Nevermore" (a Supernatural tie-in) you've got the Winchester brothers on a hunt. You probably wouldn't pick it up unless you are a "Supernatural" fan. Whereas "Heat Wave" is about fictional-fictional (head hurt yet?) characters. Theoretically you wouldn't have to watch the show to read this book, though to truly enjoy this read it'd probably be a good idea. My favorite part of this book is that we got "Rook" and "Nikki" finally together, which is something I really hope in another season or two we do finally get. I loved the way they played off each other and their characters are very tangible in book form. I'd be quite happy if we got more of these as the seasons continue. If you've watched even one or two episodes of "Castle" or if you are simply a fan of Nathan Fillion you'll probably enjoy this book. However, if you are addicted to Nathan Fillion and "Castle" you be bouncing about deliriously happy while reading this.
Date published: 2010-01-28