Nikki Heat

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 6,934 ratings

Heat Wave Publisher's Summary

The title character from ABC's hit television series Castle kicks off his new series of books featuring tough and sexy New York police detective Nikki Heat with a bang.
©2009 Richard Castle (P)2009 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Heat Wave

    • By: Richard Castle
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,867
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,363
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,362

    The title character from ABC's hit television series Castle kicks off his new series of books featuring tough and sexy New York police detective Nikki Heat with a bang.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As advertised-Great lite read.

    • By Ryan A. Hayes on 04-16-10

    Regular price: $22.99

  • Book 2

    • Naked Heat

    • By: Richard Castle
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,192
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 899
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 900

    In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling Heat Wave, Richard Castle does it again with his thrilling new mystery. Tough, sexy, professional, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City’s top homicide squads. In what’s sure to be another smash sensation, listeners will once again follow Nikki Heat and hotshot reporter Jameson Rook as they trade barbs and innuendos all while on the trail of a murderer!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable mystery

    • By Blanche on 10-06-10

    Regular price: $20.28

  • Book 3

    • Heat Rises

    • By: Richard Castle
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 978
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 851
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 861

    The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, mild suspense and a bit inane!

    • By Wayne on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $23.62

  • Book 4

    • Frozen Heat

    • By: Richard Castle
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 689
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695

    NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost Impossible to Put Down/Turn Off This Book!

    • By GEORGE on 09-12-12

    Regular price: $23.62

  • Book 5

    • Deadly Heat

    • By: Richard Castle
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456

    Determined to find justice for her mother, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat continues to pursue the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered her execution more than 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Change Readers: Why

    • By Rhonda on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 6

    • Raging Heat

    • By: Richard Castle
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441

    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. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is a fun detective series....

    • By Wayne on 10-19-15

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 7

    • Driving Heat

    • By: Richard Castle
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    Richard Castle, New York Times mega-bestselling mystery writer and star of ABC's hit primetime show Castle, is back. In the seventh novel of his popular Nikki Heat series, the NYPD's top homicide detective has been promoted to captain just in time to face a thrilling case with a very personal twist. Captain Heat's fiancé, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jameson Rook, is deep in an investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "A drone, armed and dangerous"

    • By Wayne on 10-23-15

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 8

    • High Heat

    • By: Richard Castle
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282

    An ISIS-style beheading of a journalist, carried out by a New York City group pledging fealty to that rogue state, becomes more than just another case for NYPD Captain Nikki Heat when the killers announce their next target: her husband, magazine writer Jameson Rook. Meanwhile, Heat is haunted by a fleeting glimpse of someone she swears is her mother, a woman who has been dead for nearly 20 years.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Lame story plus excessively politically correct

    • By Wayne on 10-27-16

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 9

    • Heat Storm

    • By: Richard Castle
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    Nikki Heat and Derrick Storm, New York Times best-selling author Richard Castle's most enduring and beloved characters, team up for the first time to save Nikki's mother, Cynthia, who has been in hiding (and presumed dead) for 17 years. Standing in their way is a nefarious group of Chinese businessmen known as the Shanghai Seven, who have the resources - and ruthlessness - to stop them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent close to a great series.

    • By Jason on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $28.50