On the TV show “Castle”, Richard Castle is supposed to be a mystery novelist. In the show, one of the books he recently wrote was called “Heat Wave”, introducing his new protaganist, Detective Nikki Heat.
I was just in a book store and I saw on the shelf “Heat Wave”, by Richard Castle! The book plays it completely straight: Nathan Fillion, the actor who plays Richard Castle in the TV show, is shown as the author. The acknowledgment section lists his TV daughter and mother and the fictional NY detectives on the TV show. There never is a “nudge, nudge, wink, wink” that I could detect.
My question is, who ACTUALLY wrote the novel?
For those who have read the book, what’s your opinion?
And just to broaden the thread, what other shows have actually put out books, etc. that were allegedly written by the TV characters?