Nikki Heat
Books in series9
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  • 1
    Heat Wave | Richard Castle

    Heat Wave

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1791)
    Performance
    (1293)
    Story
    (1291)

    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.

    As advertised-Great lite read.

    The book was as expected, entertaining, lite, funny, relatively smart, it is basically a riff on the show.
    Intriguing piece of meta-fiction, to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 16 2010 by Ryan A. Hayes (London, Ontario Canada)
  • 2
    Naked Heat | Richard Castle

    Naked Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    Overall
    (1142)
    Performance
    (851)
    Story
    (854)

    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!

    enjoyable mystery

    I thought this was a well paced, wittily written mystery, as was the first book.
    For people who are looking for an episode of the the TV series ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 06 2010 by Blanche (St. Louis, MO, United States)
  • 3
    Heat Rises | Richard Castle

    Heat Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (928)
    Performance
    (808)
    Story
    (818)

    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.

    Another good one from Castle.

    I liked this book - a lot. It is intended to be much like the TV series, and it is. If you like the TV series, you will probably like the books. A ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2011 by ShySusan (Somewhere in Darkest Utah)
  • 4
    Frozen Heat | Richard Castle

    Frozen Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (649)
    Story
    (655)

    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.

    Another good one

    First let me talk about the narrator. I think Johnny Heller sounds so much like Nathan Fillion that it is as if Castle himself is telling us this sto..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 14 2012 by ShySusan (Somewhere in Darkest Utah)
  • 5
    Deadly Heat | Richard Castle

    Deadly Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (421)

    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.

    Can the heat rise much higher

    Great next installment

    Reviewed on January 19 2014 by Jerry (LOUISVILLE, KY, United States)
  • 6
    Raging Heat | Richard Castle

    Raging Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (401)

    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.

    Always felt like something was missing.

    I don't know of another way to phrase it but it always felt like there was something missing from the story. Perhaps it was the lack of red herrings. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 18 2015 by Nick Campbell ()
  • 7
    Driving Heat | Richard Castle

    Driving Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (438)
    Story
    (440)

    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.

    "A drone, armed and dangerous"

    Having read all of the prior Richard Castle novels, both the Nikki Heat ones and Derrick Storm ones, and rated all prior ones 4 stars, I never believe..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 23 2015 by Wayne (Matthews, NC)
  • 8
    High Heat | Richard Castle

    High Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (240)

    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.

    Lame story plus excessively politically correct

    High Heat is Novel #8 in the Detective Nikki Heat series. I've listened to all 8 and this is the only one to qualify as UTTERLY PATHETIC. This series..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 27 2016 by Wayne (Matthews, NC)
  • 9
    Heat Storm | Richard Castle

    Heat Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (163)

    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.

    Best Castle Book!

    When I first started this book I was discouraged that it seemed to pivot around season 8 of the TV show (which wasn't a great season). But the book qu..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 09 2017 by Martha Pettit ()