Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Heat Wave: The Review

Just a quick review of Heat Wave, the real-life murder mystery novel by the fictional Richard Castle.

It was like an episode of Castle, except without the two-seasons long "Will they? Won't they?" of Castle and Beckett. Must read for any devoted fan, but it took a surprisingly long time to read for a book that's less then 200 pages.

The mystery that really keeps me going is "Who's the ghost writer?" News on the Net thinks that it's Tom Straw of the "Nom DePlume Society's prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature". Richard thanks his sherpas Tom and Andrew in the author's note. (He also thanks Nathan... so meta.) The paradox really just has me all lit-geeked out.

Naked Heat, the second in the planned trilogy comes out September 28th. I bet it's the week Castle premieres for the fall. Yes, I'll be reading... and watching.

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