Who Is Castle?
January 21, 2011
I am rather fond of the TV series Castle starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic. Fillion plays Rick Castle, who is a mystery author shadowing police detective Kate Beckett (Katic) to get inspiration for his novels. Two of his bestsellers are novels Heat Wave and Naked Heat. Imagine my surprise when a book came across the desk titled Heat Wave by Rick Castle. A picture of Nathan Fillion was on the back cover, saying it was a picture of Rick Castle. I soon discovered that Naked Heat was also in the system.
Wikipedia has a “biography” of Rick Castle along with a list of all of the other books that he has written. It only states that a ghost writer wrote the Heat Wave and Naked Heat books. Castle even has a Twitter page under the name WriteRCastle. In a couple of episodes, Rick Castle plays poker with real-live writers James Patterson, Stephen J. Cannell and Michael Connelly. Did one of these famous authors pen the Rick Castle books, or are they written by one or more of the shows writers? Like the show, the authorship of these books is a mystery.
Blue Ridge Branch