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