Richard Castle’s Third Book, HEAT RISES, Coming in September

Mark your calendars, Castle fans, because Richard Castle’s third Nikki Heat book will be in bookstores on September 20th. Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on Heat Rises:

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club is just the tip of an iceberg that leads Nikki Heat to a dark conspiracy that reaches all the way to the highest level of the NYPD. But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who’s not a cop. Reporter Jameson Rook.

In the midst of New York’s coldest winter in a hundred years, there’s one thing Nikki is determined to prove. Heat Rises.

Heat Rises will be the third book from Richard Castle, the character played by Nathan Fillion on ABC’s Castle. It follows Heat Wave (read my review) and Naked Heat (read my review). If you like the TV show, I highly recommend you check out the books too. They are really fun and they capture the chemistry between Castle (Jameson Rook) and Beckett (Nikki Heat) perfectly.

I’m not sure who is ghostwriting the Castle books, but I would love to find out. I think it’s hilarious that his bio and acknowledgements at the end of Naked Heat are written in character. Richard Castle even has an author page on Amazon that includes a picture of Nathan Fillion and a fake bio.

Have you read any of Richard Castle’s books? How do you think they compare to the TV show?

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  • http://profiles.google.com/billgould49 Bill Gould

    My money for the identity of “Richard Castle’s” ghostwriter is author Jack Straw, whose name you’ll see used for an award supposedly won by Castle in the book jacket copy.