Saturday, April 16, 2011

Heat Wave by Richard Castle

This is one of those gems of a novel that comes along and has you wondering whether you should roll your eyes or laugh out loud - or sometimes has you doing a little bit of both.  Heat wave is the novel that fictional character Richard Castle writes during the first season of the hit TV series Castle. 

Nikki Heat is the female detective that he bases on Detective Kate Beckett, the detective who has the pleasure of Castle's company as she and her team attempt to solve a variety of crimes on the streets of New York.  If you have seen the TV series then you will find that this novel reads like an episode from the series - with journalist Jameson Rook filling the role usually held by Richard Castle - the smooth talking writer who always seems to end up with some good questions and good answers, while also ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time by ever listening to what he is told.  If you have never seen the TV series then don't worry, you can read this novel completely independently of the TV series, and if you enjoy your crime fiction with a touch of humour then you will really enjoy this one.

This is a relatively short novel, but was a very enjoyable read, and hopefully book three is not too far away in this series. 

If you like this then try:
  • Naked heat by Richard Castle
  • One for the money by Janet Evanovich
  • CSI: Body of evidence by Max Allan Collins
  • CSI: Blood quantum by Jeff Marriotte

Reviewed by Brilla

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