Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Thirteen

The following blog contains spoilers for the Richard Castle book Heat Wave is this your one and only warning, leave now if you do not want this book to be spoilt

A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of a reason to kill trot out there alibis. and then, in the stifling grip of a record heatwave comes another shocking murder a sharp turn in the tents journey into dirty little secrets at the wealthy, Secrets that prove to be fatal secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.

Homicide Detective Nikki Heat.

Previously in Heat Wave – Heat, Rook, Ochoa and Raley team up with Marr and his team to arrest the people who have taken Matthew Starr pictures. The rade is successful but when the group check the van all the pictures have already gone.

And Now the continuation.

Thirteen – Inside the interrogation room Heat is with the biker who’s name is Brian Daniels nicknamed Doc, doesn’t care very much for Heat and her questions which ignores, so she just leaves him there and with his little running act he could end up in sing sing for all time.

Rook is sitting a Heat’s desk and is just unhappy, He had ride back to the station in a black and white. Heat did it for protection from her mostly but really because he could have been shot. Just then Ochoa comes in giving her the alibis for both Kimberly and Noah which are watertight. Under his breath Ochoa tells Rook he’s kind of cool for flooring Daniels just as Heat’s phone rings with Raley on the other end.

He has with him, Henry the doorman from Starr building and they have set a lineup for him to take a look at but he identifies one of the cops in the line and not Daniels who’s in the lineup.

Back in the bull pen the detectives are passing a small ball around trying to think of their next move, they will have to let Daniels go but Heat wants to apply a little bit of pressure before they do. As she says this Heat passes the ball to Rook who fails to catch it and it hits him the face.

Heat has the other doorman of the Guilford in the interrogation room now Gerald Buckley, who after Heat asks first about the blackout and second why he didn’t call in for his shift calls for his lawyer. But Heat has a plan B, outside Ochoa and Raley positioned Daniels were he can see the interrogation room but the people leaving can’t see him. Heat and Buckley walk out together and she thanks him for the help and for doing the right thing. Buckley leaves in a hurry and then gets Daniels back inside.

Daniels now says that Buckley is a lying and he’s not any friend of his sure yes they broke into the apartment but when they did the pictures were already gone and that’s the Gods honest truth. Outside Raley believes him so does Heat even if old man Henry was out with his times there is no way they moved all the pictures without being seen, Rook thinks Penn and Teller did it but Heat has other ideas licence plate number of the Volvo And after Ochoa has made a few calls they found out belongs to Barbara Deerfield who has been missing from her work of four days no employer turns out to be Sotheby’s auction house and she’s employed as an appraiser.

What I Think – after the flash bang of the previous raid and arrests,.we have what is called the slow burn. We have first a suspect who is is not going to say one word without a a lawyer present or even acknowledge he’s in any serious danger. So Heat uses her head like all good police do. She plays one against the other gets the results I also like the fact that we still have people coming with information it’s not all still a straight line that are bends in it for example the old man who works at the Guildford didn’t see anybody and in fact helps establish that it was inside job without giving the game away.

It’s also stopped being Heat and Rook show it has become a foursome Ochoa, Raley, Rook and Heat I’m guessing that have Mr Richard Castle relationship with the NYPD 12th Precinct really was, and whatever case this has been based on must have been rather intense to formed such an integral Bond quite this quickly.

Now we have miss Jane Doe established Barbara deerfield art appraisal how she fits in with Kimberly Starr and Noah Paxton is yet to be seen is she in fact to do with the two gentleman who were assaulted Mr Starr for unpaid debt money.

So that’s your lot for is week as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter of Heat Wave but until then whoever you are and whether you be bye for now and see you next week.

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Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Nine

The following blog contains spoilers for the Richard Castle book Heat Wave is this your one and only warning, leave now if you do not want this book to be spoilt

A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of a reason to kill trot out there alibis. and then, in the stifling grip of a record heatwave comes another shocking murder a sharp turn in the tents journey into dirty little secrets at the wealthy, Secrets that prove to be fatal secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.

Homicide Detective Nikki Heat.

Previously in Heat Wave – Still trying to recover from the previous night Heat watches on as Ochoa and Raley try to lighten the mood. But Rook doesn’t join in. And then with Rook to takes a ride. She’s set a meeting with Matthew Starr’s former mistress Morgan Donnelly, who works/runs a cupcake bakery called “Fire and Icing”. She tells them about the affair and she ended, without being paid out. Both Rook and Heat see she happier now so why who Morgan need to kill Matthew Starr. But they will still check her history.

Later that evening, Hat is carry home the print Rook gave her when he asks if she needs a lift but she turns him down only to find out the hot weather has caused a blackout, on her block so slowly she makes her way in dark, only to shocked by Rook sitting outside waiting for her and just as patroll car goes past. Much to her embarrassment. Having put Rock on the ground.

And now the continuation

Nine – With help from the light on the black and white Heat is able to see and unlock her front door, and using her own light she heads over to the elevator not use but to see if someone could be inside. With Rook using the lighter app from his IPhone and Heat using her maglite they head up the stairs to the third floor. Reaching her door Heat let’s Rook in and as he step inside looking for ice for his jaw. Heat calls Captain Montrose to ask if she should come back. He tells her no things are being taken care of. Heat then helps Rook with the ice but pulls away from him before the magnetic feeling gains real force, they then spilt a beer. And in the light of a hurricane lamp they talk about the art print. Rook name dropping, Rook asks about how Heat when from a English major to police detective. But it’s personal and when she knows him better. Rook thinks it’s because he’s a guy. Heat would he change want he does for a woman. He says for the right woman sure but in a vacuum no.

Heat says they need better alcohol, with a handful of bottles Rook sets up shop on the coffee table, showing Heat now make margaritas, first watching each salt, lime and the shot. But then Rook holds out his salted hand slowly she takes it not looking at him, She wasn’t drunk far from it in fact all she was doing was letting go, she then offered her own hand to him, They move closer she first reaches out and touching his jaw lightly kisses his cheek, it becomes more passionate and one of the candle lights go out, she pulls away, she then takes Rooks hand and using the remaining lit candle re lights the other and uses it to show them the way to her bedroom.

What I Think – Well it’s taken nine chapters to get to this point, and in the dark of the night, Heat and Rook enjoy each other’s company, and she leads him into her bedroom, In the chapter before we get a head in the investigation interviewing Starr’s ex and are starting to learn that Captain Montrose looks after his own.

The thing about this chapter is that flows quite well, there is no obvious push, to get Rook and Heat together, things just happen and when they do it’s Nikki that controls everything. Which how it should be Nikki is a strong woman and that shouldn’t change in way because she wants to be with a man. Mr Castle has written a well-rounded believable character not just an action Barbie, who needs a man or breaks down having put on a act this whole. And it just proves that his muse NYPD homicide detective Katherine Beckett is one powerful influence.

So that’s your lot for is week as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter of Heat Wave but until then whoever you are and whether you be bye for now and see you next week.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Eight

The following blog contains spoilers for the Richard Castle book Heat Wave is this your one and only warning, leave now if you do not want this book to be spoilt

A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of a reason to kill trot out there alibis. and then, in the stifling grip of a record heatwave comes another shocking murder a sharp turn in the tents journey into dirty little secrets at the wealthy, Secrets that prove to be fatal secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.

Homicide Detective Nikki Heat.

Previously in Heat Wave – After the poker game with Rook, Nikki is a home having taken a bath when Pochenko brakes in and trys to rape her but she able to fight him off by hitting him in the head with part of her bed frame, knocking him into unconsciousness she’s able to get to the door and hear the sound of sirens heading her way what do I she gets back into her room she finds he’s gone. The next day Rock is shocked that Nikki carries on as if nothing has changed and in fact goes out her way show him she ok. But Rook surprises her with a gift of a print picture she saw in Starr apartment. Alone she goes to Noah Paxton’s working where she tells him that money has been siphoned off and hidden away Noah then tell her yes he knows because he’s the one that was doing it for the sake of the child. But that Kimberly was also did and that Matthew staff found out 10 days before he died.

And now the continuation

Eight- On the ride back to the station she catches herself watching the world and its lovers and a ripple of melancholy stirs in her.

Rook is still a little put out that Nikki went somewhere without him, but gets over pretty quick, Ochoa and Raley walk in and tells her that a guy fitting Pochenko shoplifted half a drugstore’s first aid aisle. Rook, Ochoa and Raley play with the gallows humor of the situation. But Nikki had hard forgetting the smell of the man. Rock and his smart mouth was uncharacteristically silent, which gave Nikki puse to check him out but feeling she needed to clear the air of whatever this was.

Nikki writes two red letters NG on the whiteboard under the heading Guilford Surveillance Video but the angle she wrote hurt a little the feeling told her she was still alive, capping the pen she asks Rook to take a ride. She’s set a meeting with Matthew Starr’s former mistress Morgan Donnelly, who works at cupcake bakery called “Fire and Icing” Nikki tried to reconcile the Morgan, the baker before her with the Morgan the marketing power house there was a story there and Nikki would get it. The affair in Morgan words was the right thing to do in the middle of all that pressure. Her alibi was the fact she was with a Tribeca Flim company. Yes she’d seen Matthew after the affair but he didn’t see her at the Bloomingdale lunch counter and he was with someone Blond, young, pretty and with an accent.

Who ended things Nikki asks Morgan, she did by leaving the company used the affair as place holder, Matthew did offer her money yes but she didn’t take it. The end of the three year affair was epiphany Time for a reboot.

On the way back Nikki and Rook talk about Morgan and pull her from the list she’s happy but they will still check the alibi and the big goodbye. Rook has huge box of two dozen cupcakes of the boy’s. Yet by the time he gets them back to the station most if not all have melted and Ochoa is not happy, Raley says Morgan’s alibi checks out and so does Kimberly’s last minute appointment for a ‘consultant’ so Kimberly was cheating not only on her husband but also Barry cable with Dr botox.

That evening Nikki makes her way home with the print, only to be confronted by Rook who insist on walking with her but in the end he gives up. But a train ride later she makes her way down Park Avenue South only to find the furthest you get away from the Avenue the dark had become she fishes out her madly and it just a tiny been so she can walk on hindered on the uneven pavement. Steps Nikki set down the box again embed to get a kiss from behind it came quickening footsteps and then a hand touch the back she wheeled around and through a high back with circle kick hit Rook. Who now lay on the ground.

Rook struggles to his feet only leaving a slight gap between them they stood there not quite touching book sensing each other’s closeness in the dark the hot summer Night, the spell is broken by the passing Patrol car. Captain Montrose taking of his family.

What I Think – well to be honest it’s like reading to stories, one being the relationship between Rook and Nikki and the other being the case, each on there own would hardly break the bank but together they form a world-class story, the way I read this book and where do this blog he’s a weird one chapter write about it and then come back to it next week I will not read a head but this book the way it’s structured wants needs to be read in one sitting, unlike most books ever read in this way these last few chapters have stuck in my head I’ve not had to go back over my notes and work out where up to so the way Mr Castle writes makes it memorable. The case itself does seem to be developing into a some sort of a chase we’ve had the Russian attack Nikki in her own home, and we are on the lookout for him. the good thing about this book is that she is not your usual damsel in distress and she hasn’t become there just yet. In fact I don’t think that Rook will suddenly changed into the White Knight. it will be police work that wins the day.

So that’s your lot for is week as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter of Heat Wave but until then whoever you are and whether you be bye for now and see you next week.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Five

The following blog contains spoilers for the Richard Castle book Heat Wave is this your one and only warning, leave now if you do not want this book to be spoilt

A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of a reason to kill trot out there alibis. and then, in the stifling grip of a record heatwave comes another shocking murder a sharp turn in the tents journey into dirty little secrets at the wealthy, Secrets that prove to be fatal secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.

Homicide Detective Nikki Heat.

Previously in Heat Wave – Heat is able to get Rook’s help in getting a judge to sign off on a warrant which allows them to see the video of the comings and goings of the building. But when they go back to interview Kimberly, Noah tells them Matthew was not willing to sell off things to make the gambling money back. And that Matthew asked for cash. When Kimberly does turn up she tells them Matthew changed his name also, she even is able to give them a name of bookie. Who Ochoa and Raley are able to find.

Heat and Rook are starting to play and gel as team but Heat still doesn’t like the playboy reaction Rook has to a few things.

Five – Even with sirens and lights on the New York traffic still was pain to get though, but in the end Heat is able to speed down Tenth through the two-way intersection at west 57th.

When Raley calls he has custody of Miric and Ochoa is now in pursuit of another suspect Iron Man, who is now heading down the subway and then on to the track. Heat once again runs off after him telling Rook to wait in the car. Her and Ochoa block him off from running deeper into the subway, with them both knocking him to ground. On the way back Rook is a little put out he was left in the car.

Heat keeps the two suspects in separate rooms, her first session was with Miric who is Polish American, and within minutes Heat has him down an amiable who talks and talks but says nothing, He finally tells Heat he and Pochenko they went to see Matthew Starr but he wasn’t there so why did he bring Pochenko Miric was scared of being rodded. Matthew Starr was their ATM so why pull the plug.

Rook thinks he did it and then asks Raley and Ochoa want the police call people like this and gets alternating euphemisms starting with thug and ending with Banger – and as he writes them all down Heat says she will be the miscreant.

Vitya Pochenko unlike Miric is fixed and foucused and when Nikki ask him a question the only thing he says his that when she knocked him to the ground he could smell her, he kisses the air and from the other side of the glass she heard the words ” animal …scumbag…filthy mouth…” which gives Heat the opportunity she makes him show her hands, on the middle finger of his right hand, there was a thick stripe of blanched skin and a cut, the kind a ring would leave, Which happened when Pochenko was working out, but not in a gym.

In Captain’s Montrose empty office Heat lays into Rook for shouting his mouth off but Rook calls her out saying her job is ugly, the equivalent of “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this” which Heat doesn’t like no bit. But how angry could you be at someone who acted like he cared a little.

Half a hour later her and Raley are running though the surveillance tapes it shows a 20 minute gap from Miric and Pochenko coming and going so they did kick Starr about but not kill him. She watches them leave once they lawyer up

What I think – it would appear that Mr Castle can do a really really creepy people, Vitya is one them he may have started out as just the brain and the heavy for getting money out of Mr Starr but in the interview room he doesn’t use many words and what he uses do freak out a few people Rook being one, his outburst behind the glass does put Heat at some what of disadvantage although he believed he might be playing the dashing white night. He’s really just getting in her way which doesn’t really help anyone.

Raley and Ochoa not just along for the ride they are providing a lot of information even if they’re knowledge of popular music is beginning to lose them some money but I have a feeling that Heat also may come to the rescue as she did with their word game.

As for the case it’s not like say a Agatha Christie novel, Reginald Hill or Colin Dexter those people write their books and you meet the characters along the way piecing together the evidence as you go and with an Agatha Christie novel you get the gathering the suspects in the library thing this is slightly different there’s a lot of chasing people down and a lot of pushing about to get the information and not all of it good. and I don’t think Nikki Heat will have her Suspects all sit down in a nice quiet library and let it all out Peace by peace in the end pages.

So that’s your lot for is week as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter of Heat Wave but until then whoever you are and whether you be bye for now and see you next week.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Four

The following blog contains spoilers for the Richard Castle book Heat Wave is this your one and only warning, leave now if you do not want this book to be spoilt

A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of a reason to kill trot out there alibis. and then, in the stifling grip of a record heatwave comes another shocking murder a sharp turn in the tents journey into dirty little secrets at the wealthy, Secrets that prove to be fatal secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.

Homicide Detective Nikki Heat.

Previously in Heat Wave – Heat and Rook go to see Noah Paxton and Paxton tells them Matthew Starr is/was broke and for the next hour lays it all out, how Starr has been spending money like water so there almost nothing left and less than nothing if he kills himself.

And later in the evening when she’s alone watching a movie Heat relives the Thanksgiving night when at age nineteen her mother was killed when she was on the phone with her.

And now the continuation

Four – Not feeling like she wants to go home Heat walks around the streets of NYC to her old apartment reliving that night over again, she also weighs up text Don for a bit of late night grapples, but in the end she’s ends up back at the empty precinct squad room. She starts to go through the photos of Matthew Starr on the sidewalk, there is a photo showing a punch bruise with a distinctive hexagonal mark left by a ring,

“Why would a killing who tossed a man over a balcony also beat him nonlethal blows.”

She calls her captain, Montrose and asks about the surveillance videos for the Guilford only to be told the fellow tenants don’t want to share it and court order is needed, but Rook is poker pals with Judge Horace Simpson and she calls Rook still on his night out with the groupie, Heat gets him to call the Judge but somehow feel good about.

The next day Heat, the rest of her team plus Rook get back to the Guilford and Kimberly apartment only to have Noah Paxton to answer the door when Nikki knocks on the door, Kimberly is late from her beauty appointment, in Noah’s word Kimberly doesn’t do focus. As they wait Nikki shows Noah a few photos in the hope he knows one of them and Rook as the question.

“If Matthew starr was broke why didn’t he just sell some of his stuff”

Noah tries to pass it off with a clever line but Heat doesn’t by it, even a fire sale forty-eight mill solves a lot of problems so Heat pushes for more Matthew’s ego was keeping from letting Noah selling up, and after a few minutes of looking at the art work Kimberly turns up. Noah leaves just as before Rook Heat and Kimberly all sit down.

Heat comes out and tells Kimberly she’s been lying, In the end Kimberly says the man she stood up was Barry Gable but the one she saw was Doctor Cory Van Peldt. Pressing things Heat finds out that Matthew Starr was called Bruce DeLay and when showing her the photos she gets another name Miric the Polish bookie, Noah give Matthew the cash and looked the other way.

Down stairs it turns the doorman knows about Miric too, having slipped in when the guy was taking a leek. bringing a plus one a few weeks ago. So they spilt up looking for know bookies Heat and Rook playing street Google, In the end is Roach who spots Miric in front of the Off Track Betting place on West 72nd calling Heat a few seconds later, and Rook gets to play the siren.

Want I Think – There are lot of names to get a hold of here, towards the end of the chapter which makes things a little hard to follow, but that’s the point the little things. we get a little more inside Heat’s head as well when she talking to Noah she pushes the nice cop button and takes the entirely opposite approach and talking to Kimberly. With Rook playing the comic or stating the obvious. I’m not really sure how the information they now have all works together. And how much of Kimberly first life will play in the story or does it in fact have now to do with Matthew Starr change of name.

Even though the book is supposedly based on the experiences of Mr Castle and his time with the NYPD, the people in the books may share similar names to the people he met I don’t think their personalities are carbon copies I know for a fact that one of the people he met Detective Kevin Ryan is of Irish descent and does share a similar surname Detective there nothing so far to give that fact away, Raley is not Ryan

So that’s your lot for is week as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter of Heat Wave but until then whoever you are and whether you be bye for now and see you next week.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – Three

The following blog contains spoilers for the Richard Castle book Heat Wave is this your one and only warning, leave now if you do not want this book to be spoilt

A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of a reason to kill trot out there alibis. and then, in the stifling grip of a record heatwave comes another shocking murder a sharp turn in the tents journey into dirty little secrets at the wealthy, Secrets that prove to be fatal secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.

Homicide Detective Nikki Heat.

Previously in Heat Wave -We find out that assailant is called Barry Gable, who was stood up by Kimberly Starr of a date and her real name was Laldomina Batatini who married an old man for him money. So Heat gets Ochoa and Raley to keep an eye on her.

As for herself and Rook they head off to see the Matthew Starr empire only to find a guy who doesn’t like him very much, a building site shutdown by a nice guy from the mod called Tomasso “Fat Tommy” Nicolosi who runs enforcement who Rook knows and finally the Starr HQ only to find the only thing there is two people one the receptionist and Matthew Starr’s business Pat Paxton.

and now the continuation

Chapter Three- Paxton shows them though the eerie post-biodisaster office which are not merely empty, abandoned. Noah is edgy and can’t make eye contact, and is not to happy talking with Rook in the room, but Rook gives him a line about off the record and Mick Jagger. And Heat tries the smooth ‘n’ soothe approach it’s works a little when Paxton tells them Matthew Starr is/was broke and for the next hour lays it all out.

As he talks Heat starts to think about what life with a man like Paxton, but that stops but share a joke about miming telephones when people talk, Paxton’s job was liquidate and diversify to keep their head above water but when the financial crisis hit there was a simple rule no building no rent no money. and with Starr being a compulsive gambler hemorrhaging money to all the casinos along the coast so all the firewall protection would not stop the business from failing, And Kimberly knew most if not all of this.

On the ride back Rook still pegs Kimberly for the killing and gives Heat hell for being friendly with Paxton, and she calls Detective Raley to run a check on him. Back at the station Raley tells Heat that Ochoa has been on surveillance and Kimberly spent the day at Bergdorf Goodman. But when Rook goes to the men’sroom Heat calls Paxton.

Later that night Nikki is sat in a movie theater transfixed by the flim but the flim can’t hide her reliving the night her mother killing on the eve of thanksgiving.

Want I Think – We get a lot more background on not only on the victim and the people around him which drives the story forward quickly and neatly, we also find out that Nikki is not just a one dimensional police officer she uses for her charm and a wit to get the information she needs, how this will work out in the long run is anyone’s guess. As for Rook he does play the fool a little to well and the name dropping works a little quick.

There is also Heat team still working on finding out information on the main players of our little drama, even with such a short chapter there is lot things opened up here and lot of new questions to be answered. So that’s your lot for is week as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter of Heat Wave but until then whoever you are and whether you be bye for now and see you next week.

Once In A Lifetime – Autobiographies and Biographies – Evil spirits – The life of Oliver Reed – Chapter Two

In May 1999, after a 40 year career including 100 films Oliver Reed died as he had invariably lived, Drinking With Friends while making another film is well received performance in the Blockbuster gladiator and having Risen through hammer horror films to international starred up as Bill Sikes in Oliver Reed became in his own words the biggest star this country has got With his legendary off screen exploits and blue opinions especially of his co-stars he was one of the most infamous.

All quotes belong to Oliver Reed or others, and copyright belongs to Cliff Goodwin.

In the Previous in this blog -We join Oliver Reed’s as he ran home to witness the birth of his young brother and then Oliver himself, but with the out break of the second world war, the last fight that started with Oliver’s name ends with his mother taking both him and his brother away from London but letting Oliver go back to his father. But a few years later down the line his father comes to see him bringing his brother with him.

Chapter Two – I wish I could have written a book or a film about the love story of Herbert and May.

We travel back in time to 28 January 1852 and the birth of Oliver’s paternal grandfather, Herbert Beerbohm and how by the age of seventeen already joined several amateur dramatic clubs, with his father Julius a little unsure but soon changes his mind. In 1878 Herbert is invited to the Bijou Theatre Company, on its forthcoming provincial tour, taking the name Mr H Beerbohm Tree, He married Maud Holt and in 1897 he built the Her Majesty’s Theatre and was knighted the following year.

Just when or how Beerbohm Tree met Beatrice May Pinney is a mystery, she was a gentle and good-natured young woman who much preferred to be called by her middle name. Seduced by Tree charm and charisma May goes so far to change her name by deed poll to Reed, By 1911 Tree and May have three children, Peter (Oliver’s father) being the last, When on 2 July 1917 Tree dies the family swiftly move in to protect him name but Tree leaves his £105,000 equally.

Later Oliver claimed not only a genetic and temperamental bloodline but directs psychic circuit at times of stress or conflicted buy a career Crossroads over the problem with his long dead forefather.

There were other more tangible similarities between both their lives Oliver and Herbert both claimed they were born old and grew younger and younger. Oliver passionately believed in a transference of Personality from one living ancestor to another.

” I believe very strongly that we don’t disappear forever but return through the living not reincarnation in the sense generally believed by many but as a new baby and brand new soul but living on though the living. I know that’s my grandfather lives on through me and as I take joy in nature the trees and the birds and the way the wind blows just as my grandmother did, I know that part of her also lives on through me it is because of this that I will never grow old.

What I Think – When I first started this chapter wasn’t really looking forward to it we had already gone backwards in time and go father back would just have been pointless but yet once I got to the last few pages did I fully understand thae link between Oliver and long dead grandfather, not just the DNA link but the mind set of both men and now the echoes still reached and stretch out to the hours of very end of Oliver’s life.

So that’s your lot for this week and in the next blog we will be covering chapter three of Mr Reed’s life, as always if you have done thank you for reading and whoever you are whether you be I hope you can join me next week.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – One

The following blog contains spoilers for the Richard Castle book Heat Wave is this your no and only warning, leave now if you do not want this book to be spoilt

A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of a reason to kill trot out there alibis. and then, in the stifling grip of a record heatwave comes another shocking murder a sharp turn in the tents journey into dirty little secrets at the wealthy, Secrets that prove to be fatal secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.

Homicide Detective Nikki Heat.

To the extraordinary KB and all my friends that at the 12th

One – One West 77th Street New York, we meet Detective Nikki Heat she just pulled up to the crime scene, going though her little rituals before walking the two hundred feet to the Guilford apartment building and then to the La Chaleur Belle were Detective Raley sits with a distraught family at the service door is Detective Ochoa talking to the staff. Nikki walks over the ME Lauren Parry.
“Male Unknown, No wallet, no Identification, preliminary age around 60 65. Severe blunt force trauma to the head neck and chest…No face, so we’ll comb The area for any dental otherwise not much to ID after that impact this is where he landed.”

Lauren shows Heat were the man fell, and she walks over the to the wreckage on the sidewalk, and from behind her she hears

“It’s raining men”

She doesn’t need to turn around she knows who it’s Jameson Rook Pulitzer Prize Winning magazine journalist who been researching an article for the last month on New York’s finest. and is a little put out no one told him he’s had ring Ochoa to find out. As they stand there one of Jameson Rook’s fans wants an Autograph and it’s not his latest print edition story she wants signing,

While all this going on Detective Ochoa Find out the victim is from the building they are standing next too he’s falling from the 6th floor, Matthew Starr real estate mogul who left behind a wife Kimberly and a seven year old son.

Heat interviews Kimberly with Rook sitting in, She tells them, she and her son were at the Dino-Bites, she’s not to impressed by Rook or the fact Heat is asking questions

“Good, Because my husband wouldn’t like that. He thought all reports were assholes”

“Why are you asking stupid questions when you could be looking for his killer.”

But Heat knows that she’s venting having been the same place as a nineteen year old, Kimberly in the end is mollified in the end but kicks them both anyway. Outside Raley and Ochoa tell them it was not suicide, and just as they head back down from the sixth floor and back on the sidewalk Kimberly Starr is gripped by unknown man to the side of a van. But seeing the police the guy lets her go

Ochoa, attends to Kimberly as Heat and Raley head after the guy Rook keeping pace and in fact almost get there man but the guy heads down the subway, and Nikki Heat goes after them both.

What I think -Well in this chapter we have met what I guessing are all the main players starting with Nikki Heat and endding with Jameson Rook, I not to sure if we are in Nikki’s head or watching all this from on high because there are a few lines that don’t make sense, We The audience are asked to say Trophy Wife about Kimberly Starr halfway through the chapter and then we switch to Nikki’s feelings about Rook towards the end of the chapter.

The switch back at the end of the chapter makes you think Rook has lost the unknown man and its left a short cliffhanger as Nikki follows them both.

It’s a a fun way to start a book with a Copse on the floor and a foot chase through the streets of New York, now it will all work out in the end I am not sure but it looks like a very enjoyable read.

Yes know I said I was going to cover two chapters on each blog post but I changed my mind and it would be unfair to leave things out, And so that’s your lot for is week as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter of Heat Wave but until then bye for now and see you next week.

Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave -Introduction

RICHARD CASTLE is the author numerous bestsellers, including the critical acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society’s prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Castle currently lives in Manhattan with his daughter and mother, both of whom infuse his life with humor and inspiration.

Or so says the authors page in the book, it’s is a bite size biography of man only exists in the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) TV show Castle created by Andrew W. Marlowe which originally ran a total of eight seasons from March 9, 2009 to May 16, 2016. in the United States Of America and shown across the world on other network Television stations, and the one in the United Kingdom called Alibi were I saw it.
Starting Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle and Stana Katic as NYPD Homicide detective Kate Beckett
Within the show Richard Castle wrote a set of books called the Nikki Heat series modeled on his complex relationship with NYPD Detective Kate Beckett. There is a lot more to the television, than that but I am taking the book on their own merits. As if Mr Castle were a real person. (and yes I know there is way to find out who really wrote the books but that takes away the fun) in total he wrote nine books.

  • Heat Wave
  • Naked Heat
  • Heat Rises
  • Frozen Heat
  • Deadly Heat
  • Reging Heat
  • Driving Heat
  • High Heat
  • Heat Storm

In the next blog post, I will be starting at the beginning with Heat Wave I only have very vague idea of want the book is about, I have three versions of the first Nikki heat book one being an American hardback copy published by Hyperion which a first edition a second paperback one first mass market edition with a interview with Mr Castle in the back and a ebook Amazon Kindle edition which at first look is Carbon copy of the hardback, To make my life simple I will be using the ebook edition.
So I hope you can join me as enter the world of Nikki Heat and her life on the streets of New York as always that’s your lot for this week thank you for reading and see you next week.

Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Final Notes 

The following blog has  spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.6 this is your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING 11.22.63

The day that chnged the world. 

What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book so far – Jake has been to the 2011 to the future of a living JFK and the North Vietnam had a bomb drop on it and lot of earthquakes and race riots, but he comes back and before Zack can send him back to the unchanged 2011 Jake runs away.

And now the continuation (It written as diary entrys)

Jake is hold up in the motel using the money the FBI gave him wirting filling note pads I knows he can’t save Kennedy, Harry or the girl from the starry shooter but can he have Sadie or will cost to much 

Still living in the motel Jake try to think, but want if he just stopped Clayton, So he starts to write to Deke Simmons but no that’s not going to he has to go back even though he’s a man out of time and in love

What I think – I guess will all the hate, violence and death we needed this chapter Jake sitting down taking stock of want to do next, raging and railing against time or whatever. Finally accepting you cannot change time he literally buried the whole adventure and walks back to 2011

I know is a short blog post for this week but it was a small section, but That’s your lot for is week So as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next few pages and until then bye for now and see you next week.