Frozen Heat
Author Richard Castle
Publication date September 18, 2012.
Published by Hyperion Books
Publication Order
Preceded by
Heat Rises
Followed by
Deadly Heat

Frozen Heat is the fourth novel in the Nikki Heat series by Richard Castle.

Castle is in the process of working on it in "Headhunters"; it is released at the time of "Cloudy with a Chance of Murder".


NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background.

Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Nikki's search will unearth painful family truths, expose a startling hidden life, and cause Nikki to reexamine her own past. Heat's passionate quest takes her and Rook from the back alleys of Manhattan to the avenues of Paris, trying to catch a ruthless killer. The question is, now that her mother's cold case has unexpectedly thawed, will Nikki Heat finally be able to solve the dark mystery that has been her demon for ten years?


  • The dedication of the book says "To all the remarkable, maddening, challenging, frustrating people who inspire us to do great things." Richard Castle used these exact words to describe Kate Beckett before telling her he loves her in Always.
  • In the acknowledgements, Castle mentioned Beckett and said that she showed him that luck was a lady cop, referring to her, who has little experience waking up with a Bengal tiger, referring to their experience in Cuffed.

Notes and References

Frozen Heat (ISBN 978-1-4013-2444-5), was released on September 18, 2012.

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