Richard Castle is a fictional character who is portrayed by Nathan Fillion on the ABC television series Castle. Despite being a fictional character, Castle is an author of real-life mystery novels as well as several short stories. In his spare time, Castle plays poker with James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane.

While we don’t have dates of publication for Castle’s fictional novels (and yes, that is fictional, meaning they do not actually exist), we can tell you that the Rick Castle character became a real-world author in 2009 with the release of Heat Wave, starring Nikki Heat – based on fictional NYPD detective Kate Beckett. Below is a list of Rick Castle’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Nikki Heat Books


Heat Wave(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naked Heat(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heat Rises(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Frozen Heat(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Heat(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raging Heat(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Derrick Storm Books


A Brewing Storm(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Raging Storm(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bloody Storm(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Storm Front(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Storm(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Derrick Storm Graphic Novels


Deadly Storm(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Storm Season(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Calm Before the Storm(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unholy Storm(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm was written by Brian Michael Bendis.

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  • Jay

    BUT, we all know that the person behind the Richard Castle books ISNOT Richard Castle or Nathan Fillion, but one of the produces of the TV series.

    • Brandon

      That we do… but the books say “Richard Castle” and I’m not even sure that the true identity of the writer has been revealed (correct me if I’m wrong). Most likely, it’s a house name for a group of writers.

      • Malinda Smith

        The clue is in that poker game they had awhile back….I am thinking it is a collaboration of them all James Patterson, Stephen King and I don’t know who!!

  • maby

    that books can be buy?