Blurring the line between fiction and reality is something the best books, movies and television shows do on a regular basis. Mystery writer Richard Castle moves from the TV screen into cyberspace with the launch of richardcastle.com. The website follows Castle’s two well-received Nikki Heat novels [Naked Heat and Heat Wave].
Castle [Nathan Fillion], of course, is the dashing mystery novelist/crime solver who teams with Detective Kate Beckett [Stana Katic] each Monday evening on ABC’s hit hit series of the same name.
New York City. Summer. It’s hot and muggy and Richard Castle, the bestselling mystery writer has fallen into another mystery even as he scrambles to finish his Nikki Heat novel. As usual, Castle is procrastinating – and this summer he has a shiny new toy to play with thanks to his daughter, Alexis, who has made the mistake of introducing her father to Twitter.
While the Castles vacation in The Hamptons, a foot washes up on the beach. The police think it’s a shark attack but Castle, as usual, thinks it might be something more. And now he has put himself in the middle of the investigation, tweeting his theories as he goes. The police are amused, but could he be right?