‘Castle’ is back, in print and on TV

Over the summer, I posted about the ABC series “Castle,” about a novelist and a cop who form an unlikely partnership when the author decides to make the cop the model for the heroine of a new series. Well, season two is airing now—and more real-life authors appeared in the very first episode. I still get a kick out of seeing writers on TV, especially when Castle starts referring to plot points in their novels in order to get them to let him know where a “tattooed Russian mobster” is most likely to hang out.

Connelly and Cannell in 'Castle,' from hulu.com

Connelly and Cannell in 'Castle,' from hulu.com

But wait, there’s more: “Richard Castle’s” first mystery starring detective Nicki Heat went on sale—outside TV land—at the end of last month. And for a based-on-TV book, it’s getting some great early reviews. (Perhaps those illustrious literary extras were also contributors?) You can watch a trailer here.

Would you read a book that’s inspired by TV? Or if you already have, what’s your favorite? As a dedicated viewer of the late, lamented (by me anyway) “Passions” I have to admit to checking out a copy of Hidden Passions back when it came out.

5 Responses to ‘Castle’ is back, in print and on TV

  1. AC says:

    I LOVE Castle!! But do we know who actually wrote this book? Very interesting idea, but I’m not sure I’d actually buy it unless its main characters were really similar to Castle and Beckett.

    • Trisha says:

      I am so curious about that. I can’t help but wonder if one of the authors who appeared on the show helped out — maybe James Patterson loaned out one of his co-authors? ;-) We’ll keep you posted if we find out.

  2. I watch very little television, but I enjoy Castle. The literary references and real-life authors are a fun addition to a well-written show. As a book marketing coach, I think the book tie-in is a brilliant idea and I would enjoy reading it.

  3. Vicki says:

    I haven’t watched Castle, but will try it. I like Bones, which is based on the Kathy Reichs characters.

  4. Meryl says:

    We don’t watch very much television either, but I find myself watching Castle online and buying the Bones dvds. I’ve been a fan of Nathan Fillion from way back when we bought the Firefly dvd set.

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