Having a Heat Wave

March 9, 2011 at 4:47 am (Book Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Heat Wave (Nikki Heat, #1)Heat Wave by Richard Castle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Incredible mystery this is not. BUT. It is an actual book written by the fictional author Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), from the ABC show Castle. I love this show. In it, Castle uses his wealth, popularity and connections to get an indefinite ride-along with Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), who pretends to hate this. Love the cast, love the chemistry, love the dialogue, and I love my cop shows. This is a win all around for me.

During the course of the show, Castle starts using Beckett as inspiration for his new character Nikki Heat. The first Nikki Heat book is Heat Wave. As a novelty item (haha, novel-ty), ABC released Heat Wave as though it is a real book by a real author, right down to an about the author, author’s picture of Nathan Fillion on the jacket cover, acknowlegdements, and dedication (same as from the show).

This. Is. Awesome.

The mystery itself is fairly easy to solve for an avid mystery reader. However, it is a fun, fast read and fans of the show will enjoy hearing the voice of Castle and how he portrays the doubly fictional counterparts of the characters in the show.

Thank you to whoever actually wrote this book. You made my day. I am thoroughly looking forward to the next installment, Naked Heat.

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