Castle Continues To Recruit Real Authors


Author Michael Connelly

Following the guest appearances of real life authors James Patterson and Stephen J. Cannell in the season 1 pilot of “Castle”, the first episode of season 2 titled “Deep n Death” will include an appearance by award winning author Michael Connelly.  Connelly has released a series of crime novels and short stories and worked as a crime reporter for various newspapers including the Los Angeles Times.

In the “Castle” novel “Heat Wave” Castle bases one of the characters on himself and casts him in the role of a crime reporter tailing Detective Nikki Heat for research. It seems fitting that the author guest star in this episode has a background in crime reporting.

Michael Connelly’s Official Website

Author Stephen J. Cannell will also return for the episode.


  1. says

    This is such a cool idea and I hope they keep it up. The poker game scene with Stephen and James was wicked funny. I LOVE when famous people don’t take themselves so seriously.

    • Emma says

      That was the person giving and evenly distibuting the poker chips. I forget what the job is called. -E

      • Darrin says

        According to this website:

        One player should be designated as the banker, who keeps the stock of chips and records how many have been issued to each player or how much cash the player has paid for his chips. Players should make no private transactions or exchanges among themselves; a player with surplus chips may return them to the banker and receive credit or cash for them, while a player who wants more chips should obtain them only from the banker”

        it is just called “banker”, but I think you’re right, there’s a special name for it. I couldn’t locate it on a quick search though.

  2. Joao Cura Soares says

    Hi, i am not a writer just one of the million castle fans, first of all i would like to congratulate the writes for making this a remarkable TV series (and the same can be said for theactors who are without a doubt incredabe, specially Stana Katic, well no offense for all the others but she will always have a special place in my heart), like millions of fans i was delighted by the fact that castle and beckett end up together at the end of the 4 season, however i just read that the righters are planning to break them up on the 5th season (perhaps because as we all know it is easier to write when actores and not together just have chemistry), I would just like to ask the writers (i am not sure any will actually read this) to please keep them together for as long as you possibly can, the entire world is in crises and as silly as it might sound it is reassuring to know that love and good things can still exist (even if it is on the TV screen).
    Once again thank you for allowing me to write this and i wish you all the best