Over 25 different books, including "A Calm Before the Storm," "Storm's Break," "Storm Warning," "Naked Heat," "Frozen Heat" and "Death of a Prom Queen," along with various graphic novels and e-books are all attributed to the author "Richard Castle." Richard Castle is a fictional character, and the real authors of these books have never been officially released.
Richard Castle is the name of the fictional main character of the television series "Castle" on the ABC network. The actor Nathan Fillion plays the role of Richard Castle both on the television show and in real life. In the television show, the character Richard Castle is a mystery novel writer who writes bestsellers, mostly with two separate series about characters named Derrick Storm and Nikki Heat. However, Castle also writes novels and graphic novels outside of the Storm and Heat series. Castle becomes a police consultant and a private investigator.
To promote the series "Castle," writers of the show actually released a couple novels under the pseudonym "Derrick Castle." The books were so well-received that they made it onto the New York Times Bestseller List, which resulted in more novels being written and sold. Actor Nathan Fillion is the face of the fictitious Derrick Castle and even does fake interviews and real book signings to market and promote the ABC series.