Maybe the books based on the TV show Castle? They are supposed to be written by the character Richard Castle. I just read all the them. They all have Heat in the title- Heat Rises, Naked Heat, etc. Good, quick reads.
I also LOVE Darynda Jones. Her books remind me of Stephanie Plum novels (absolute fav but finished all of hers). She writes "First Grave on the Right", "Second Grave on the Left", "Third Grave ..." etc.