by Richard Castle
Hyperion (Harper Collins)
Description: A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of reasons to kill trot out their alibis. And then, in the suffocating grip of a record heat wave, comes another shocking murder and a sharp turn in a tense journey into the dirty little secrets of the wealthy. Secrets that prove to be fatal. Secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.
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. PulitzerPrize-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. The one called heat.
The Good Stuff
- I Love the TV show, so I HAD to buy this tie in to the series
- Delightfully campy and fun at times
- Definitely some of the same cheekiness as the series
- The Characters in the book are thinly veiled caricatures of the main characters on the tv show. Nice tie in to the series
- Fun snappy dialogue between the characters, just like on the show. The camaraderie between the fictional detectives and the camaraderie between the fictional "Rook" and "Margaret" matches that of the the tv show characters (Does that make sense)
- You must watch the reading of Pg 104 here
- The conversation with Richard Castle at the end of the book is cute
- Just a fun light read that made me lmao at times. Made me want to put on my DVD of Season 1 of Castle (And no I don't own Season 2 yet, if anyone is looking for ideas for xmas )
- Writing isn't the greatest --but I think it was written that way intentionally -- I'm dying to know who wrote it. Could be one of the writers on the show or maybe one of "Rick's" writing buddies on the show like James Patterson (Really don't think its Patterson, as it doesn't feel like one of his books)
- Chapters jump from scene to scene a lot, not a nice flow to the story. Does read more like a script that way
"Did you kill a story that made him look bad?" "Yes. God, you make me feel cheap. But you'll get nothing more."
"I think Agda's just one of the deals Matthew Starr never got a chance to close before he was killed."
What I Learned
- That I soo want to be a hot kick ass detective
- I am 99% sure that the ghost writer is a male, after reading the sex scene
- A must have for fans of the TV show
- Those interested in a nice light beach read
- Honestly not sure those not into the show would really enjoy, half the fun is matching up the book characters with the tv characters, but maybe just maybe someone will pick it up, like it, and want to start watching the show and this will help keep Castle climbing in the ratings
I purchased this book because I am a geek and did not have to review it, just want to selfishly promote anything Castle or Nathan Fillion related
Was thinking about who the ghost writer is for the book, so I thought it might be a fun idea to have a contest
Prize - Paperback of Heat Wave and Hardcover of Naked Heat
To be ordered from Book Depository - So if it ships to where you live, you can enter
1. Must be a follower (Sorry guys, I need for followers to get more attention from publishers, so I can give away more books -- I am way too poor to do this all the time)
2. In Comment - Your theory on who you think "Actually" wrote the book
Will give1 bonus points for promoting in any way (1 point for each way)
Contest Ends: November 11, 2010