Nikki Heat is a fictional character who appears in a series of mystery/police procedural novels by fictional American author Richard Castle. In the ABC TV series, Castle used his friendship with the Mayor of New York City to get partnered with (fictional) detective Kate Beckett in order to create his new character, who becomes Nikki Heat.

The Nikki Heat series began in 2009 with the novel Heat Wave. The debut was soon followed up with Naked Heat, a title which the Kate Beckett character detested (along with the character name). Below is a list of Richard Castle’s Nikki Heat books in order of when they were originally published:

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

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  • Katiebelle123

    I really enjoy watching “Castle” on TV so I thought I would give a Nikki Heat book a try. I really enjoyed it!
    It was fast paced and included a lot of humor. Very smart! I’m reccomending it to my friends.