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James Patterson, Stephen J. Cannell, Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly (Castle) Episodes:
(Patterson) Season 1, Episode 1 | Season 2, Episode 24
(Cannell) Season 1, Episode 1 | Season 2, Episode 1 | Season 2, Episode 24
(Lehane) Season 3, Episode 21
(Connelly) Season 2, Episode 1 | Season 2, Episode 24 | Season 3, Episode 21 | Season 7, Episode 23
Castle often gets meta, with Derrick Storm/Nikki Heat novelist Rick Castle as a famous, best-selling mystery writer who has regular poker games with many of his peers, who also happen to be famous crime novelists off screen. The very real James Patterson, Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and late Stephen J. Cannell have all graced many scenes, often giving Castle advice. And even more meta? Life imitated art when real Nikki Heat novels by Rick Castle were published….