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From fictional novelist to novelist

  Every Monday night at 10 p.m., you switch the dials on your television and your remote control to the American Broadcasting Company’s Television Network (ABC-TV) as you cuddle up with your favorite blanket, your fireplace is crackling with firewood as its pops the dry wood into mini orange sparks against the fire screen. You sequester the indulging fact to catch up with your favorite crime fighting dual of  NYPD’s Detective Kate Beckett and Mystery Writer, Richard Castle in the ABC Drama Series – “CASTLE.”

Now in its forth season on ABC, Castle has become a mystery fan favorite according to its Facebook page and the show’s website on ABC.COM. With a fictional mystery writer and a real life novelist hawking the works of our hero, “Richard Castle” and his novels character “Nikki Heat,” which is based on his exploits with Detective Beckett and her detectives in her NYPD Detective Squad.

The combination and chemistry between Beckett and Castle has fans talking about a possibly relationship between the two characters.

Last season in the season finale, Detective Beckett was gunned down in a cemetery, while delivering an eulogy of a fellow officer that was killed in the line of duty. Has Beckett lay on the ground gasping for air, Castle rushes to her aid, after spotting the sniper that shot Beckett and said, “I love you Kate, I love you,” as the final frame of the shooting scene faded out into the twilight during the season finale. 

ABC Television has crafted the concept of fictional writer and novelist to screen with a public novelist offering has other television networks trying to attempt the same immerging concept, but, CBS did away with the same concept with the “Jessica Fletcher” series of “Murder She Wrote,” with Actress Angela Lansbury as an embroiled mystery writer who gets caught up in some kind of mystery case each week in the fictional town of “Cabot Cove” or during her trips elsewhere during her book tours.

  The writer-novelist to television genre has capitulated the publishing world into publishing a series of novels by the show’s fictional and  lead character, Richard Castle. Castle’s books are available at you local bookstores and from online retailers. Castle’s first novel “Nikki Heat” debuted as #26 on the New York Times Best Seller list, his second novel “Naked Heat” debuted at #26, four weeks later, it went to the top 10 on the New York Times Best Sellers list as #6 in 2010.

With 2011 still in the swing, his third novel, “Heat Rises” ranked number #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List.




Has Castle’s popularity continues to grow, the show’s fan base will continue to follow his exploits with Detective Beckett and her squad of case cracking detective as they solve New Yorks most disturbing and sometimes strangest murder cases involving the city of New York.

The show is likely to survive the cutting block as long as the storytelling is fresh and concise, the fans will continue to come as they have since the series debuted in March 2009.