RICHARD CASTLE’S LATEST, HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED THRILLER IN
THE NIKKI HEAT SERIES — DEADLY HEAT — RELEASES SEPTEMBER 17
Bestselling Book Series Steadily Grows to More Than 2.3 Million Copies
And is Now Available in 14 Languages
Tune in to the ABC’s “Castle” Season 6 Premiere on September 23
Inspired by author Richard Castle’s research with NYPD Homicide Detective Kate Beckett, his love interest and muse, the next installment of the Nikki Heat series is soon to be released. Last fall’s bestselling mystery, Frozen Heat, left fans wanting more as the tough and sexy New York City Police Detective Nikki Heat began to unravel the clues surrounding her mother’s cold case, which has always haunted her. Picking up where Frozen Heat left off, DEADLY HEAT ($26.99 hardcover) has Nikki on the hunt for the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered the execution of her mother more than a decade ago. Nikki will stop at nothing and is determined to find justice for her mother.
For the search, Nikki once again teams up with her ruggedly-handsome romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook. Their quest for the truth about Nikki’s mother’s murder takes a surprising turn when the duo unearth an alarming terror plot — which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase.
Meanwhile, further complicating Nikki’s mission to bring the rogue spy to justice and thwart the looming terror event, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct, and Nikki’s homicide squad is under pressure to stop him. This diabolical murderer, who is known for his chilling stealth, not only singles out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, but he boldly names her as his next victim.
Picking up where Frozen Heat left off, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat pursues the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered the execution of her mother over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook, and their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot-which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase.
Complicating Heat’s mission to bring the rogue spy to justice and thwart the looming terror event, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct and her homicide squad is under pressure to stop him, and soon. The frightening murderer, known for his chilling stealth, not only has singled out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, he then boldly names his next victim: Detective Heat.
The complete DVD set of season five of Castle, as well as the next Nikki Heat novel “Deadly Heat” by Richard Castle are both available to pre-order on Amazon.com. The DVD set does not have a release date yet, but Deadly Heat is to be released on September 17th, 2013. I imagine that the DVD set will be released on the same day, as season four was last year, with Frozen Heat. The book is hardcover at 240 pages and the price is $26.99 right now, but with the pre-order price guarantee, if it changes in price before it is released, you may get it at a lower price. The DVD set is $41.39 currently, but as with the book, you have the pre-order price guarantee. If you choose to pre-order now, you will not be charged, until your item(s) have shipped. Click the links below, to pre-order your copy of season five on DVD and the new book, Deadly Heat!
ABC has posted the first chapter of the next Nikki Heat novel, Frozen Heat, at the official Castle website. Read the excerpt below and then follow the links to read the entire chapter and/or pre-order the book if you haven’t!
“Oh, yeah, that’s it, Rook,” said Nikki Heat. “That’s what I want. Just like that.” A trickle of sweat rolled down his neck to his heaving chest. He groaned and bit down on his tongue. “Don’t stop yet. Keep it going. Yes.” She hovered over him, lowering her face just inches from his so she could whisper. “Yes. Work it just like that. Nice, easy rhythm. That’s it. How does it feel?” Jameson Rook stared into her eyes intently just before he pinched his into a squint and moaned. Then his muscles went slack and he dropped his head backward. Nikki frowned and brought herself upright. “You can’t do that to me. I cannot believe you’re stopping.”
On Sale September 11, 2012
Hot on the heels of Richard Castle’s #1 New York Times bestseller Heat Rises comes the fourth novel in the Nikki Heat series, Frozen Heat. Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook are together again, facing an unsolved murder mystery that has haunted Nikki for ten years.
NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother’s background.
Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Nikki’s search will unearth painful family truths, expose a startling hidden life, and cause Nikki to reexamine her own past. Heat’s passionate quest takes her and Rook from the back alleys of Manhattan to the avenues of Paris, trying to catch a ruthless killer. The question is, now that her mother’s cold case has unexpectedly thawed, will Nikki Heat finally be able to solve the dark mystery that has been her demon for ten years?
The third book in Richard Castle’s Nikki Heat series hits shelves (for real) in September, and EW has obtained a plot description from Hyperion, which has already published two New York Times best-sellers from the crime novelist Nathan Fillion plays on ABC’s Castle, Heat Wave and Naked Heat.
The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club is just the tip of an iceberg that leads Nikki Heat to a dark conspiracy that reaches all the way to the highest level of the NYPD. But when she gets too close to the truth, Nikki finds herself disgraced, stripped of her badge, and out on her own as a target for killers with nobody she can trust. Except maybe the one man in her life who’s not a cop. Reporter Jameson Rook.
In the midst of New York’s coldest winter in a hundred years, there’s one thing Nikki is determined to prove. Heat Rises.
You can now pre-order the next Nikki Heat novel, titled Heat Rises, at amazon.com. The price for hardcover as of right now is $25.99. This will probably go down, as it nears the actual release date of the book. The book is set to be released on September 20th, 2011. Click here to pre-order your copy today!
CASTLE fans, I just got off the phone with series creator Andrew Marlowe and in addition to tons of Castle-Beckett gossip I know you’re dying to hear (and I promise I’ll share that soon), he spilled a little treat that I couldn’t hold in: the third NIKKI HEAT book will debut in the fall!
So what’s the scoop on the newest novel?
“[Castle] is writing a book and we’re going to touch on that by the end of the season,” Marlowe teased. “His new book is called HEAT RISES and Richard Castle is actually hard at work on that and [it] will be available in the fall at a [real] bookstore near you.”
Good to hear that the movie adaptation of HEAT WAVE hasn’t taken Castle’s focus off writing, right? Those books are chock full of winks to the audience, something Marlowe knows fans enjoy.
“It’s really fun for our loyal fans because they can see all the moments the [books have] drawn from cases,” he said. “Castle has been following Beckett around and he’s been using that material. The feedback I’ve gotten from fans, is [the books] just delight them to say, ‘Oh, that’s from that episode! That’s when Castle saw Beckett do that!’ And we love them for [paying attention].”
Are you counting down the days until you can get your hands on HEAT RISES?
The first chapter of the next Richard Castle novel, Naked Heat, is available to read online, at ABC.com. Click here to read the chapter, if you cannot wait for the book to be released in September. Like last year, I assume they’ll post a new chapter every so often, but I will update you all with when exactly they post the next one.
The next Nikki Heat novel by Richard Castle is to be titled Naked Heat. This information was found via two twitter accounts: WriteRCastle and TerriEdda (Castle writer). You can also find a page here at amazon for the book. It will be released on September 28th, 2010, but you can pre-order it now. I can’t wait!