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Richard Castle

Driving Heat By Richard Castle

IN THE October 3 ISSUE

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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.

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by Cynthia Chow



We are so excited to have a review and giveaway of Richard Castle’s new mystery Raging Heat. And not only do we have the review, we were able to interview Richard Castle himself! Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book, along with a link to purchase the book with a portion going to help support KRL.

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Wild Storm By Richard Castle

IN THE August 2 ISSUE

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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.

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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.

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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.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



It is no secret that I love the TV show Castle and I have also enjoyed the Castle novels that are “written” by the Richard Castle character. The novels are the ones that he is writing in the show featuring Nikki Heat, a character based on police detective Kate Becket— his partner in crime, and we hope eventually in much more.

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