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  • wild storm by richard castle

    Derrick Storm, the guy the CIA calls on when it wants something investigated domestically, is thirty-three thousand feet in the air, returning from a rock climbing vacation in the Swiss Alps, when the plane spirals into a nose-dive. Storm uses his climbing gear to tether himself to the wing and heroically save the plane and all the people on board. Sadly, Storm is not available to come to the aid of the three other planes that have crashed under similar circumstances, killing everyone on board. Interestingly, many of the victims are powerful people in politics, business and religious groups.

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  • Fans

    Richard Castle on Oct 15, 2013 08:00PM

    I can see how an outsider might view a fan holding me hostage and then shooting me as a real turn off. And granted, it was an extreme and terrifying situation, but it won’t tarnish how I feel about my fans. It’s not like this was my first run-in.

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  • Musing on Muses

    Richard Castle on Oct 08, 2013 11:23AM

    Change can strike fear into the heart of a writer. We are a stubborn breed, prone to getting stuck in our ways. We have favorite chairs and favorite pens; we start our days with the same cup of coffee and end them with the same glass of scotch. So when my creative routine was uprooted a few months ago, I wasn’t sure how well I’d fare.

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  • The Joy of Writing

    Richard Castle on Oct 01, 2013 09:00AM

    I was reminded today of what a joy writing can be. Not because it was a particularly productive day or because I wrote anything more eloquent or clever than usual, but because something happened to me recently that forced me to reevaluate my life, and, by extension, my writing.

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  • Book Tours

    Richard Castle on Sep 24, 2013 02:00PM

    I still remember my first book tour. I drove down to this Mom and Pop bookstore in Philadelphia during rush hour and then hit up a public library in Hoboken on the way back. Three people fell asleep while I was reading, some teenagers heckled me and an elderly woman pinched my butt. Plus, it took me three months to get the $37.56 my publisher owed me for gas and a cheeseburger. I loved every second of it. Your first book tour is a seal of approval. Suddenly you go from wanting to be a writer, to being a writer and the shift is profound and exciting.

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  • On Sale Now: Deadly Heat

    Richard Castle on Aug 20, 2013 05:00PM

    storm front by richard castle

    Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook race to stop a deadly threat from Heat's past as well as an all-too-present serial killer, in Richard Castle's follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Frozen Heat.

    Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution more than 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. 

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