Easy as A, B, C . . . from HA
I’ve been reading and writing, mostly, about middle-grade and young-adult novels over the last year.
Now and then, I need to grab an adult-oriented book (No, not THAT kind of Adult-oriented book) and get lost in a good murder mystery or action/adventure yarn.
Back in April of this year, we did a review of the Nikki Heat series of books by “Richard Castle“.
Heat and Castle are back in Deadly Heat. From the book description on Amazon: “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.”
Now, if that isn’t enough to get you to get into the series, try this: 144 5-star reviews on Amazon. It’s also #23 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals.
And to top it all off, I loved it. The characters are, subtly, based on the TV characters, yet they’re individual enough to easily separate the two worlds. They’re fun, intelligently written, with enough twists and turns in this one to please the most jaded reader of this genre.
Give it a go. Warning, however: This book in the series doesn’t stand alone, not completely. There’s a story arc that developed in number 4—Frozen Heat.
But, seriously, read the whole series. You’ll be glad you did.
Oh, and be sure to check out Richard Castle’s author page at Amazon, too.
See you day-after-tomorrow for Monday Moans