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In the TV show Castle, the books Richard Castle writes are real. They are best-sellers. But who is the real author of those books? Does anybody have any idea?

  • I am pretty sure the books in the TV show are just props. Yes, they released Nikki Heat books after the show became popular, but in your question it's not really clear if you are talking about them, or the actual books shown in the show? – magnattic Dec 22 '14 at 13:07
  • Books with the same titles are available for purchase online. So I am asking about the authors of those books that are available for us. – MycrofD Jun 7 '15 at 8:07
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According to this article http://romancingthetv.com/2010/06/who-writes-richard-castle-books/, the authorship of the Richard Castle books is not clearly revealed. However, certain clues lend credibility to the fact that Tom Straw, a published mystery crime writer is responsible for them.

Farther down, in the list of comments is this one:

Aparna November 15, 2014 at 7:57 am

By the way, Nathan at Comic ocn [sic] confirmed your analysis that it is Tom Straw who is writing the books. This is the video of the comic con conversation:

He talks about the incident at 34:38

So wonderful that you figured it out before the rest of us…

Love castle & all the nikki heat books

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    For anyone who hasn't the time to watch the video, Nathan Fillion does NOT say that Tom Straw writes the books. He says there was a person on set in an episode who wrote the books, and it's stated elsewhere online (although not anywhere officially) that Tom Straw was present in the episode he mentions. So while it does seem like it may be true, Fillion did not flatly state it in the way the commenter suggests he did. – Django Reinhardt Jul 29 '15 at 14:13
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If you look on Tom Straw's website, it says the following:

"Straw’s first mystery novel, The Trigger Episode, was published in 2007 by Carroll & Graf. Under a pseudonym, he has since written seven more mysteries, all of which have been New York Times Bestsellers. He lives in Connecticut with his family where his home is his castle."

...another clue....

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    mention source of the information – Ankit Sharma Aug 1 '16 at 16:03

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