Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Heat Wave and Naked Heat, by Richard Castle
There was something enjoyable about listening to Heat Wave while imaging it as the creation of a TV character. I should probably have stopped there, as both Heat Wave and Naked Heat are pretty bad mysteries. The writing is workmanlike, the mysteries so-so, the superwoman character of Nikki Heat implausible. Once the cleverness of the idea wore off, the books were just company driving. Not in love with Johnny Heller as a reader, at least not of this series.