Author Castle Turns Down Bond for Bond Girl

Filed under: Misc Books on Oct 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Weird headline. I just thought it was kind of neat to point this out. If you watch ABC’s TV series Castle, you’d know the eponymous Richard Castle is an author of thriller novels and that he’s been following around Kate Beckett (an NYPD detective) as inspiration for a new character for a new string of books. Beckett is actually played by Stana Katic who played Corrinne in Quantum of Solace (otherwise known as the girl who was with Vesper’s old boyfriend). That’s the premise of the show, but in the latest episode “When the Bough Breaks” Castle is offered the job of reinvigorating a certain “British spy” literary series – you know the one with babes, gadgets and cars? That one. They never say his name, but we all know. Obviously he turns it down because if he accepts his relationship with Beckett – the Bond girl (as well as the show), is over.

Interestingly ABC went the extra step and actually commissioned a book to be written under the pseudonym Richard Castle. It dovetails the book that was written on the show. Heat Wave (Amazon.com) was just recently published and debuted at #26 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Just for fun, Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks ranked #8 at one point.

I just thought this was interesting.


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Comment by s cronin

Made Monday, January 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Is Castle a real author’s name??

who is the author??

Comment by K1Bond007

Made Monday, January 11, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Castle is a fictitious author in a television series. I just decided to mention it here.