Heat Rises (Nikki Heat #3)
Richard Castle proves as adept at writing thrillers as he is at solving crimes. HEAT rises to the occasion."
Dennis Lehane, bestselling author
Fast-paced and full of intrigue, Heat Rises pairs the tough and sexy NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat with hotshot reporter Jameson Rook in New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle's most thrilling mystery yet.
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The big caveat is to keep in mind that this is a cross-media novel, it's a real-world novel written by a fictitious character in a TV show. But even without the crossover, the book works ok. It's a solid mystery through and through.
But what drives me to rate this as 5 stars is the depth of planning involved here. The first 2 books were all right and had their moments, but I truly felt that a lot of thought went into ...more
This one had twists and turns and false leads that kept Heat, as well as the reader, guessing.
The most amusing thing in these books are the subtle ( or not so subtle) referenses to the "author." The main character, Rook, is the main one but then at the end we get that lovely book title from Victoria St. Claire...priceless.
(Plus if you are a fan of the TV show, you get a good laugh from some of the ways Castle describes Roo ...more
I love the parallels b ...more
I enjoy the Nikki Heat books. They have the same humour as the show and were clearly written by someone who knows the canon (both point against Max Allan Collins being behind the pseudonym). Additionally the r ...more
At first I was a little surprised by the lack of Rook until he finally stumbles in 1/5th the way through the book. And once he does join in the book really starts taking it up a notch. Without Rook the book wouldn't have been anywhere near as good as it was. Heat may be ...more
2) Can we all acknowledge that the Castle saved her?
3) Kate Sakett.
4) No German under 50 is called Horst. Also, is Meuller a typo or is it a lame attempt to conceal the clichéd Mueller? Do we all call you Americans John Smith just to establish that you are American? For instance, I'm German (in case you didn't know) and I have the same last name as one of the THe Avengers actors. So in the future, a little bit of imagination won't hurt. (Also, an info, we do know ...more
Another in the series of books based on the TV series, Castle, written by the lead character on the show. The books are largely solid escapist entertainment. But there’s some extra fun in this offering . The series is starting to find its own voice. It is fascinating to see how the ghost writer manages to juggle the continuing TV storyline and backstory while maintaining its own story world. Occasionally, you start getting lost in which world is the more dom ...more
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Since there are so many glowing reviews I won't bother to write a long winded version. I started this series on a whim because I liked the Castle TV show, I was more than surprised to find that these books were actually well written (ghost writer should get an award). I had read the first 2 books and they were very entertaining and worth the money but months later I could not tell you too much about the plot of either book. That usually means t ...more
For the ...more
With the background in these books following along with real events in NYC, this story took place during one of the coldest snowiest winters in the last hundred years. Better historically accurate writing I couldn’t find anywhere else! At least not in this type of book
A dead priest in a S And M club starts off what quickly becomes a story filled with red-herrings and things that will make you assume things perhaps you shouldn’t.
I have to say, that ...more
I started reading the Nikki Heat books as a lark because I'm a fan of the show Castle. I have been very pleasantly surprised by how good they've been, but I have to say that this one was aces. Great plot, lots of red herrings and a cliff hanger to boot (not that I don't know how it'll turn out).
I have to recommend this series if you're looking for a light mystery with mostly sly, tongue in cheek humor.
I will admit the more 'frankness' of the relationship between Rook and Nikki Heat came as a somewhat pleasant surprise (yes, at heart . . I am a dirty old man). But this persistent 'Does he love me, or does he not?' crap that we see on the tv series gets to be very annoying in an incredibly short amount of time in the book.
Grow up, for chrissakes. What ...more
Picked these up because:
1. The library in this town is reeeaaally tiny and there wasn’t anything else that grabbed my attention.
2. I’ve taken to binging on repeats of Castle several nights a week (thanks TNT!).
3. I wanted something in the ‘junk food’ category (read: nothing heavy or that I had to think too much about.
4. I was really behind on my Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge and wanted a couple quick ...more
Performed by Johnny Heller
Duration: 11 hours, 15 minutes
Published 2011 by Hyperion Audio
I freely admit that when I got this audiobook I was not expecting much. The premise behind the whole series is an inside joke to begin with since this is supposed to be the books written by an author in the fictional television series Castle. So, I am reading about a fictional character in the books of a fictional author based upon the life of another fictional character in a TV show. ...more
The storyline works well and the reader is never sure where it will go. We begin with a priest and a BDSM club and minds immediately drift to one conclusion; a kinky padre. However, as the story u ...more
The last two books were OK, but this one so was much better. The writing flowe ...more
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Richard Castle is the author of numerous bestsellers, including the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society's prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Castle currently lives in Manhattan ...more