Friday, September 27, 2013

September 27th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Friday roles around, which means it is time for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week's book is Deadly Heat by Richard Castle.

Okay,  if you aren't familiar with the TV show Castle, Richard Castle is the main character.  He's a writer who is supposedly writing books inspired by the cases he works shadowing a police detective around.  Someone somewhere brilliantly decided to start publishing those books, and this is the fifth one that's come out.

Here's the first sentence.

NYPD Homicide detective Nikki Head double-parked her gray Crown Victoria behind the coroner van and strode toward the pizza joint where a body waited.

And, moving ahead to page 56:

"Oxford is kind of why I'm here," she said.  "I need to ask you about your old classmate."

I'm a fan of the show, so I find these books fun.  The mysteries are decent enough I think anyone could enjoy them, but fans will get the most out of them, I think.

12 comments:

  1. Haven't seen the show but both show and books have piqued my interest.

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  2. I watch the show but have not read any of the books. Here is my
    Book Beginning at Mixed Book Bag

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    1. Most of the fans I know get a kick out of the books, too.

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  3. I didn't realize that the show was based on books. I've only seen a few episodes, but they were interesting. The book sounds good too.

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    1. Actually, the books are based on the show. Sorry that wasn't clear.

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  4. Great beginning lines...a body in a pizza shop. :)

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. And that's just the beginning, trust me.

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  5. I've seen the show... Castle is a Canadian after all... but have yet to read a book. It's on my list though.

    Happy weekend!

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  6. My mom loves the Castle books. I've seen an episode or two of the show.
    Check out my Friday 56

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    1. She's got great taste, obviously, since I like them, too.

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