Driving Heat By Richard Castle

by Cyntha Chow

New York Police Department's Captain Nikki Heat thought she was prepared for her first day as commander of the Twentieth Precinct. Who could have predicted that the first homicide of the day would be of Lon King, a psychologist contracted with the NYPD? Nikki saw him on an ordered evaluation—and she continued to see the psychologist, a secret she held back even from her boyfriend Jameson Rook.

Wild Storm By Richard Castle

by Cynthia Chow

Derek Storm carries a gun called Dirty Harry, can scale a building like Spider-Man, and fix an airplane with tape, midflght, on the wing. He’s a man of the new millennium, so even though Derek Storm may be a sucker for a pretty face, he respects women too much to be a love 'em and leave 'em Lothario. That doesn't mean, of course, his hormones won't tempt him when his instincts should warn him.

Deadly Heat By Richard Castle: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

When I faithfully tune in each week to watch an episode of ABC's Castle (or even the rerun marathons on TNT), it's not to follow labyrinth plots or twistedly complex plots. No, I'm watching for the pleasure of the witty banter between Richard Castle and the NYPD detectives, the still shiny romance of Castle and Kate Beckett and of course the one-line witticisms spouted off with brilliant comedic timing by Nathan Fillion. When I read a Nikki Heat novel "written" by the fictitious Richard Castle though, it is for the surprisingly well-constructed and very well crafted mysteries that are true police procedurals and not romantic comedies.

Fall 2013 in Mystery TV

by Jesus Ibarra

Beginning its ninth (possibly its final) season, Booth and Brennan are stronger than ever. Finally, getting together and making a baby in the last two seasons was the creative jolt this show needed to keep long time fans happy. Not only that, but also this season is the season where marriage finally happens unless producers are teasing us in a cruel way.

Frozen Heat By Richard Castle: Book Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

Frozen Heat picks up after the events of Heat Rises, with journalist Jameson Rook recovering from the gunshot wound he received while heroically taking a bullet to protect NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat. While the romantic duo do their best to expand on the definition of just what constitutes as physical therapy, their dedication to recovery is interrupted by the discovery of a suitcase stuffed full with a frozen corpse.

A Brewing Storm: A Derrick Storm E-book Novella By Richard Castle

by Cindy Chow

One needs to approach “Richard Castle’s” A Brewing Storm with a certain attitude. First, the author is a character on ABC’s hit detective television show, Castle, which is based on the premise that the celebrity author of somewhat cheesy best-selling action-spy novels has burnt out writing them and is looking for inspiration from the “real” NYPD homicide unit.

Mystery TV Fall Preview

by Deborah Harter Williams

Fall is in the air, at least in my imagination. The advent of Labor Day turns my mind to thoughts of fresh pencils and notebooks, new shoes and the TV Guide fall preview issue. I can almost feel the heft of the glossy pages as I set out to plan my TV life back in the day - a time when there were only three networks, you had to hurry home to watch your favorites, and sometimes faced painful choices when two were on at the same time.