Friday, July 20, 2012
Castle, Richard. Heat Wave. PG13 SLV
Castle, Richard. Heat Wave (Nikki Heat) Sep. 2009 Hyperion. ISBN1401323820 Rated: PG-13 SLV
NYPD Detective Nikki Heat is assisted by Officers Ochoa and Raley and impeded by journalist Jameson Rook (although he does provide occasional valuable insights) as she works to solve the suicide/murder of development tycoon Matthew Starr.
Heat Wave is a real whodunit police procedural written with wit, tight dialogue and fast-paced action. The minute I had the mystery solved along came new evidence to put on the white board.
ABC television (Monday night 10/9 Castle)taken on Nikki Heat and made her Detective Beckett and the journalist Jameson Rook becomes novelist Richard Castle, solving crimes in one hour rather than 196 pages.