Murder mystery author Richard 'Rick' Castle publishes the book in which he kills off his bestseller series' hero, Derek Storm. On that very day, NYPD detective Kate Beckett questions him about two murders in the exact style of his novels, on a lawyer Fisk viz. social worker Alyson Tisdale. He's professionally flattered to have a copycat. Her boss, captain Roy Montgomery, accepts his help as case consultant and teams them up, the mayor being a fan puts him de facto in charge. More copy killing follows. The police simplistically arrest his fan Kyle Cabot, the first common link. Castle and his author friends decide he must keep investigating, on the assumption it's a motive cover-up, which he does brilliantly, as even Beckett must grudgingly admit. Written by
Did You Know?
Castle is thrilled about having a copycat, calling the dubious honor "the criminal Cooperstown". Cooperstown is a village in New York that is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and its name is often used as a metonym to refer to the Hall of Fame itself. See more
Beckett opens a copy of Castle's book, A Skull at Springtime, in the obsessed fan's apartment. She opens to the title page where there are lots of scribbles, but the copyright information on the opposite page is for the book Storm Fall, Castle's most recent book (also seen on the shelf in the background of the shot). See more
Yeah, and you always come to a complete stop at a red light and you never fudge your taxes. Tell me something, you ever have any fun? You know, let your hair down, drop your top, little "Cops Gone Wild"?
You do know I'm wearing a gun?
Referenced in Castle: Probable Cause
When I Grow Up
Performed by The Pussycat Dolls See more