Is Richard Castle Real?
But we get why this question is out there: The fictional crime novelist is listed as the “author” of four real books centered on kick-ass detective Nikki Heat and her handsome, wise-cracking journalist partner (sounds familiar, no?). Castle’s “official bio” on Amazon reads, “Richard Castle is the author of numerous bestsellers, including the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society's prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Castle currently lives in Manhattan with his daughter and mother, both of whom infuse his life with humor and inspiration.”
By bringing Castle’s persona off the small screen and onto a book jacket, ABC has confused us all. Thanks a lot, guys.