Although I haven't written about it, I assure you I've read several books since my last (and first) installment of this. I've been negligent about posting on the blog the past few months, but I've renewed my vigor and plan on posting here more often. And in that vein, here's what I'm reading now...
I've since finished the book, and while it was good for what it is, it is not my type of story. Obviously, I knew this was a real world mystery from watching the show it's based on, I kept waiting for a supernatural element. This is of course no fault of the book or the author, who did a good job of translating the characters from the show into inspirations for a book series.
For me there's some disconnect between current mysteries and the hardboiled noir from the 40's and 50's that originates in the difference in eras. Being a part of this internet age, reading a detective hit the bars and clubs with a cigarette in mouth wherever he goes, beating up goons without abandon in a manner a modern detective could never do is like reading a time travel story. Modern mysteries are more like watching the news tied too much in the legality of their actions. That probably says more about my own damaged psyche than the current state of literature, but to get back on point, that's a major factor in my feelings for this book.
At this point, I'm going to pass on picking up the next novel, however if you're a fan of the show Castle, or of crime mysteries, I recommend picking this up.