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  • Now Available: Raging Heat

    raging heat by richard castle

    An illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat’s investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride along. Yes, she must endure Rook’s usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she’s glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook’s inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes.       

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News and Clues

  • on Mar 31, 2014 07:00PM

    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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