Licensed To Thrill 4

Author: Diane Capri
Publisher: August Books
ISBN: 194076856X
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HUNT FOR JUSTICE THRILLER SERIES: Books 4-6 Boxed Set “Intricate and Ingenious. Make some coffee. You’ll read all night.” -- Lee Child Licensed to Thrill 4 contains books 4-6 Hunt for Justice thrillers from USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Diane Capri More than 500 5-Star Reviews! THIS BOXED SET CONTAINS 3 #1 Bestselling Titles and Bonuses: Full Novel: Wasted Justice (approximately 90,000 words) Full Novel: Raw Justice (approximately 100,000 words) Exciting Short Read: Mistaken Justice (approximately 20,000 words) Bonuses: Two Diane Capri Essays about the Hunt for Justice Series Wasted Justice -Willa Carson is pressured to open a decades old murder case because the inmate could be innocent. As she unwinds the connections forged between a college rock band back in their Woodstock days, how many people must die before Willa learns the road to hell is paved with good intentions? Raw Justice -Three unlikely events explode thrusting young lawyer Jennifer Lane into the abyss of old records, DNA, stolen lives and a stolen cure for deadly hepatitis C. A bewildering maze of betrayal, intrigue, and murder, put Jennifer's license to practice law, her heart, and her very life on the line. Who will survive? Mistaken Justice -On a rainy night, Darla Nixon drives home alone makes a mistake changing three lives in an instant. A twisty tale worthy of John Grisham unravels between the laws. Darla keeps her fatal secret until it's too late for Jennifer Lane to fix -- or is it? US and UK Author Diane Capri: New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller #1 Thriller #1 Mystery #1 Hard-boiled Mystery #1 Police Procedural #1 Vigilante Justice #1 Conspiracy Thriller #1 Women Sleuth's Mystery #1 Legal Thriller #1 Anthology and more! Open this boxed set of The Hunt for Justice Series and you'll agree with fans of John Grisham, Lee Child, and more: "Diane writes like the maestro of the jigsaw puzzle. Sit back in your favorite easy chair, pour a glass of crisp white wine, and enter her devilishly clever world." —David Hagberg, New York Times Bestselling Author of Kirk McGarvey Thrillers "Expertise shines on every page." —Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President and MWA Grand Master 2013 "When Judge Wilhelmina Carson returns, I'll be waiting!" —The Contra Costa Times "Judge Willa is the nicest, most likable sleuth to come along in years!" —Harriet Klausner Grab your copy now and start reading today

Licensed To Thrill 7

Author: Diane Capri
Publisher: AugustBooks
ISBN: 1942633068
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Her son was stolen. She'll never rest until she gets him back. Starring Jess Kimball, the relentless heroine you'll really love. Jess is on a mission only she believes in, only she can complete. Her son was stolen. She wants him back. While she searches, she's on your side. Jess is a fiery woman, driven by her own past to fight for crime victims the justice system has failed. How can she win against killers who refuse to follow the rules? Start reading these Jess Kimball Thrillers and you'll be hooked by the twists and turns, emotion and heart. You'll read all night. But lock the doors first. These books are nail biters. THIS BOXED SET CONTAINS 3 #1 Bestselling Suspense Thrillers and Bonuses: Full Novel: Fatal Error Full Novel: Fatal Fall Full Novella: Fatal Edge Bonuses: Two Diane Capri Essays about the Hunt for Justice Series Fatal Error - Greed kills. Who will be the next victim? Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball’s impossible mission to find her kidnapped son and protect an elderly couple thrills in this new novel from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Capri and Nigel Blackwell. Fatal Error is the exciting sequel to Fatal Demand. In Fatal Demand, Jess Kimball and FBI Special Agent Henry Morris worked furiously to stop a spree killer. But one last victim remains, held hostage in Italy. When Jess accidentally thwarts the money-for-hostage exchange at the Rome airport, she becomes the killer's number one target. Jess begins Fatal Error as the hunter, but she becomes the hunted. Can she escape Enzo Ficarra's plan to avenge his brother's murder? Or will Jess make the Fatal Error? Fatal Fall - Her son was stolen. Could this injured boy be hers? When Jess Kimball’s investigator finds a boy that could be her missing son, Jess races to Seattle to claim him and crosses paths with a rich and powerful Senator who will stop at nothing to keep his twisted, secret life private. Can Jess discover the senator's past and expose him before he kills again, or will she and the boy be the next victims? Fatal Edge - Exciting short read! Jess Kimball’s assistant, Mandy Donovan fills in for Jess when a spoiled rich man’s girlfriend goes missing and he says he’s not to blame. Along with her new P.I. boyfriend, Mandy heads up to the ski resort in Wyoming where the woman was last seen and lands in the path of a killer. Can Jess get there before Mandy becomes the next victim? For fans of Greg Iles, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Lee Child, Jack Reacher, John Grisham, and James Patterson’s Women's Murder Club “Full of thrills and tension – but smart and human too.” — Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers “Expertise shines on every page.” -- Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President "Relentlessly determined to bring justice to an unjust world, Jess Kimball is like a female Jack Reacher, only nicer!" -- Martha Powers, award winning author of Conspiracy of Silence and Death Angel Readers Love Jess Kimball and Clamor for More! “Smart, fast-paced, personal and, dare I say, thrilling. It's the kind of "this could happen to me" thrill that really chills me to the bone if I think about it too much. I could not put this book down until I found out if everything was going to turn out okay. Does it? Well you'll have to read it and see!” “Highly recommend-- kept me on the edge of my seat and I had a hard time putting it down-- Great characters and storyline-- can only hope Diane Capri will make a series out of Jess and Helen-- I do want more!” US and UK Author Diane Capri and Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball: New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller #1 Thriller #1 Mystery #1 Hard-boiled Mystery #1 Police Procedural #1 Vigilante Justice #1 Conspiracy Thriller #1 Women Sleuth's Mystery #1 Legal Thriller #1 Anthology and more!

Licensed To Thrill 2

Author: Diane Capri
Publisher: Diane Capri LLC
ISBN: 1940768659
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What would you do to find your missing child? Ten years ago, Jess Kimball's son was stolen. She'll never rest until she gets him back. Licensed to Thrill 2 contains 4 heart pounding Jess Kimball thrillers from USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Diane Capri and Nigel Blackwell JESS KIMBALL THRILLER SERIES: Books 1-4 Boxed Set “Intricate and Ingenious. Make some coffee. You’ll read all night.” – Lee Child More than 300 5-Star Reviews! THIS BOXED SET CONTAINS 4 #1 Bestselling Titles and Bonuses: Full Novella: Fatal Enemy Full Novel: Fatal Distraction Full Novel: Fatal Demand Full Novel: Fatal Error Bonuses: Two Diane Capri Essays about the Hunt for Justice Series Featuring Jess Kimball, the new heroine you'll really love. A fiery woman, driven by her own past to fight for crime victims the justice system failed. She's Jack Reacher, only female, smaller, and nicer. Like Reacher, Jess is alone in the world wherever she goes. But unlike Reacher, Jess is on a mission only she believes in, only she can complete. In Jess's shoes, could you do what she's done? Fatal Distraction - Three years ago, beloved Florida Governor Helen Sullivan’s world shattered when her only son died in a senseless car crash, killing his best friend, too. Helen quickly discovered Eric’s crash was no accident and lured the killer to her son’s funeral to be caught. When the shooting ceased in the small country church, Helen believed her nightmare was over. Instead, she’d unwittingly escalated her duel with a cunning and patient assassin. Now, investigative journalist Jess Kimball is driven to find the horrifying truth. Is the Central Florida Child Killer guilty? Or is the real killer still out there? Helen and Jess together face the determined killer in a pitched battle of wit and nerve. Who will survive? Fatal Enemy - Jess Kimball hadn’t been in the same room with Richard Martin for more than a dozen years. Worse things than Richard had happened to her since she’d seen him last. He’d find out soon enough that she wasn’t a gullible sixteen-year-old anymore. She was his enemy now and he was hers, whether he knew it or not. Jess decided long ago she would never yield to him again. Richard Martin would make his choice tonight. Would they become fatal enemies? In this tense battle of nerve and guile, who will survive? Fatal Demand: Greed kills as Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball’s impossible mission to protect crime victims continues in this new novel from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Capri and Nigel Blackwell.** When her Taboo Magazine assignment reveals a chilling killer from a modern Italian crime family, FBI Special Agent Henry Morris recruits Jess Kimball to save elderly victims and their son from kidnap for ransom, financial disaster and death. When Jess speeds to New Orleans and New York City to stop ruthless brothers Luigi and Enzo Ficcara before they kill again. ** (Fatal Demand is Expanded and Revised from the novella formerly titled Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller) Fatal Error: After FBI Special Agent Henry Morris recruits Jess Kimball to save a crime victim from chilling killer from a modern Italian crime family, Jess completes half the job in New York City. Then she hops a flight to Rome to find the kidnap for ransom victim and save him from the Italian killers. Jess speeds to stop ruthless killer Enzo Ficcara before he kills her, too. For fans of Lee Child, Jack Reacher, John Grisham and the Women's Murder Club “Full of thrills and tension – but smart and human too.” – Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers “Expertise shines on every page.”– Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President "Relentlessly determined to bring justice to an unjust world, Jess Kimball is like a female Jack Reacher, only nicer!" – Martha Powers, award winning author of Conspiracy of Silence and Death Angel US and UK Author Diane Capri and Investigative Reporter Jess Kimball: New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller #1 Thriller #1 Mystery #1 Hard-boiled Mystery #1 Police Procedural #1 Vigilante Justice #1 Conspiracy Thriller #1 Women Sleuth's Mystery #1 Legal Thriller #1 Anthology and more! Readers Love Jess Kimball and Clamor for More! “Smart, fast-paced, personal and, dare I say, thrilling. It's the kind of "this could happen to me" thrill that really chills me to the bone if I think about it too much. I could not put this book down until I found out if everything was going to turn out okay. Does it? Well you'll have to read it and see!” “Highly recommend-- kept me on the edge of my seat and I had a hard time putting it down-- Great characters and storyline-- can only hope Diane Capri will make a series out of Jess and Helen—I do want more!” “This thought-provoking novel is populated with strong women and likeable men. Ms. Capri fully develops these characters while maintaining a tension-filled pace that will keep you turning pages well into the wee hours of the morning.” Lee Child gives this series and Diane Capri two thumbs up! “Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character. I love her.” – Lee Child, #1 Worldwide Bestselling author of Jack Reacher novels.

Licensed To Thrill 6

Author: Diane Capri
Publisher: Diane Capri LLC
ISBN: 194263305X
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“Intricate and Ingenious. Make some coffee. You’ll read all night.” Lee Child, #1 World-Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers, including The Midnight Line. Award winning New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Does It Again in the blockbuster Hunt for Jack Reacher Series. Hunting Reacher is dangerous business. Grab your copy and come along for the ride. Special Price on 7 HUNT FOR JACK REACHER THRILLERS The Hunt for Jack Reacher series enthralls fans of John Grisham, Lee Child, Vince Flynn, Lisa Gardener, Michael Connelly, and more: "Diane writes like the maestro of the jigsaw puzzle. Sit back in your favorite easy chair, pour a glass of crisp white wine, and enter her devilishly clever world." —David Hagberg, New York Times Bestselling Author of Kirk McGarvey Thrillers "Expertise shines on every page." —Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President and MWA Grand Master 2013 Readers Love the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series and Diane Capri: "I 'stumbled' on this title and was attracted to it as I am a Jack Reacher fan. Loved the story and the author's writing style. Couldn't wait for more so I purchased [Raw Justice] and want more Jennifer Lane - please?! Fatal Distraction is also on my Kindle to read list!" "I have been a Reacher fan for years and was excited when I heard of Diane Capri's take on 'Finding Reacher'. 'Don't Know Jack' is a good companion to Child's Reacher books and recaptures the flavor of the Reacher mystique. I am waiting anxiously for the next book in the series and the next and the next, and so on." "All Child fans should give it a try!" Lee Child Gives Diane Capri's Hunt for Jack Reacher Series Two Thumbs Up! "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character - I love her." Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers HUNT FOR JACK REACHER THRILLER SERIES: Books 1-7 Boxed Set at a Special Price “Intricate and Ingenious. Make some coffee. You’ll read all night.” -- Lee Child Licensed to Thrill 6 contains 7 Hunt for Jack Reacher thrillers from Award Winning USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Diane Capri More than 1,000 5-Star Reviews! THIS BOXED SET CONTAINS 7 #1 Bestselling Titles and Bonuses: 4 Full Novels: Don’t Know Jack Get Jack Back Jack and Joe Deep Cover Jack 3 Exciting Short Reads: Jack in the Box Jack and Kill Jack in the Green Bonuses: Reacher Report from Lee Child AND Two Diane Capri Essays about the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series 4 NOVELS: Don't Know Jack - Jack Reacher, Friend or Enemy? It's been a while since we first met Lee Child's Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of readers and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out. By-the-book hunters who know when it's necessary to break the rules, but they Don't Know Jack. Is he friend or enemy? Only the secrets hidden in Margrave, Georgia will tell them. Get Back Jack - When Jack Reacher Makes Mistakes, Who Handles The Fall-Out? FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar’s off-the-books assignment leads them to the surviving members of Jack Reacher’s elite military unit. Five years ago, Reacher sorted and destroyed a team of arms dealers in Lee Child’s Bad Luck & Trouble before he moved on. But he made mistakes. Now, his bad luck and trouble legacy plunges Otto and Gaspar into the minefield of a grudge war between Reacher’s fearless old friends and chilling new enemies. When his enemies take women and children hostage for ransom, Kim’s relentless pursuit leads her deeper into the deadly war Reacher failed to finish. Mercenaries and Kim’s unwavering heart push her through — until she meets the wrong woman with nothing to lose. Jack and Joe - Brothers With Secrets. FBI Agents Otto and Gaspar pick up where Lee Child’s “The Enemy” leaves off in the Hunt for Jack Reacher. When FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are sent to Fort Bird, North Carolina to find Jack Reacher, powerful enemies with their backs against the wall will stop at nothing to keep the secrets Reacher left behind. ITW Thriller Award Finalist Deep Cover Jack - The House That Reacher Destroyed. In the thrilling follow-up to the ITW Thriller Award Finalist (“Jack and Joe”), FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar will wait no longer. They head to Houston to find Susan Duffy, one of Jack Reacher’s known associates, determined to get answers. But Duffy’s left town, headed for trouble. Otto and Gaspar are right behind her, and powerful enemies with their backs against the wall will have everything to lose. 3 EXCITING SHORT READS: Jack in a Box - After Margrave, Otto and Gaspar tried to take a weekend break, but Jack Reacher had out of the box plans. Where do Otto and Gaspar turn next? Jack and Kill - FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar get a lead on Jack Reacher. New Hope, Virginia, welcomed him yesterday. What trouble finds him there and who will end up dead? Jack in the Green - FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar track Reacher’s past in Tampa where they team up with Judge Willa Carson, investigative journalist Jessica Kimball, and attorney Jennifer Lane. When Retired Army Colonel Thomas Weston returns to MacDill Air Force Base for a public event after sixteen years, he's an easy target for his enemies, including Jack Reacher. The Hunt for Justice and the Hunt for Jack Reacher collide in this long-awaited follow up to Get Back Jack. US and UK Author Diane Capri: New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller #1 Thriller #1 Mystery #1 Hard-boiled Mystery #1 Police Procedural #1 Vigilante Justice #1 Conspiracy Thriller #1 Women Sleuth's Mystery #1 Legal Thriller #1 Anthology and more!

Licensed To Thrill 1

Author: Diane Capri
Publisher: Diane Capri LLC
ISBN: 1940768543
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HUNT FOR JACK REACHER THRILLER SERIES: Books 1-3 Boxed Set “Intricate and Ingenious. Make some coffee. You’ll read all night.” -- Lee Child Licensed to Thrill 1 contains the first 3 Hunt for Jack Reacher thrillers from USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Diane Capri More than 500 5-Star Reviews! THIS BOXED SET CONTAINS 3 #1 Bestselling Titles and Bonuses: Full Novel: Don't Know Jack (approximately 80,000 words) Full Novella: Jack in a Box (approximately 9,000 words) Full Novella: Jack and Kill (approximately 11,000 words) Bonuses: Reacher Report from Lee Child AND Two Diane Capri Essays about the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series Don't Know Jack - It's been a while since we first met Lee Child's Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of readers and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out. By-the-book hunters who know when it's necessary to break the rules, but they Don't Know Jack. Is he friend or enemy? Only the secrets hidden in Margrave, Georgia will tell them. Jack in a Box - After Margrave, Otto and Gaspar tried to take a weekend break, but Jack Reacher had out of the box plans. Where do Otto and Gaspar turn next? Jack and Kill - FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar get a lead on Jack Reacher. New Hope, Virginia, welcomed him yesterday. What trouble finds him there and who will end up dead? US and UK Author Diane Capri: New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller #1 Thriller #1 Mystery #1 Hard-boiled Mystery #1 Police Procedural #1 Vigilante Justice #1 Conspiracy Thriller #1 Women Sleuth's Mystery #1 Legal Thriller #1 Anthology and more! Open this boxed set of The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series and you'll agree with fans of John Grisham, Lee Child, and more: "Diane writes like the maestro of the jigsaw puzzle. Sit back in your favorite easy chair, pour a glass of crisp white wine, and enter her devilishly clever world." David Hagberg, New York Times Bestselling Author of Kirk McGarvey Thrillers "Expertise shines on every page." Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President and MWA Grand Master 2013 Readers Love the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series and Diane Capri: "I 'stumbled' on this title and was attracted to it as I am a Jack Reacher fan. Loved the story and the author's writing style. Couldn't wait for more so I purchased [Raw Justice] and want more Jennifer Lane - please?! Fatal Distraction is also on my Kindle to read list!" "I have been a Reacher fan for years and was excited when I heard of Diane Capri's take on 'Finding Reacher'. 'Don't Know Jack' is a good companion to Child's Reacher books and recaptures the flavor of the Reacher mystique. I am waiting anxiously for the next book in the series and the next and the next, and so on." "All Child fans should give it a try!" Lee Child gives this series and Diane Capri two thumbs up! “Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character. I love her.” Lee Child, #1 Worldwide Bestselling author of Jack Reacher novels.

License To Thrill

Author: Lori Wilde
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 0446553336
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Wilde's fast-paced, steamy, and humorous novel follows beautiful, wisecracking Las Vegas P.I. Charlee Champagne, hired by uptight banker Mason Gentry to find his grandfather, who's on the lam with the family fortune. Original.

Licence To Thrill

Author: James Chapman
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd
ISBN:
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When James Chapman's rip-roaring journey through the annals of celluloid Bond first appeared in 2000, the London Evening Standard said, "Chapman demonstrates that there is more to the 007 franchise than just girls, guns and globe trotting." Stephen O'Brien, writing in SFX magazine called the book "Thoughtful, intelligent, ludicrous and a bit snobby. Bit like Bond, really." Licence to Thrill went on to establish itself as one of the best books on the subject, and one that has made readers think in new ways about 007. It follows James Bond from the 1962 Dr No, through all the subsequent films of the franchise--including Casino Royale--exploring them within the culture and politics of the times, as well as within film culture itself. For this new edition, Chapman has now brought the story right up to the present, with an updated Introduction, a new first chapter and, most importantly, full coverage of Pierce Brosnan in The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day, as well as a brand new chapter on Casino Royale and Daniel Craig's new-look Bond.

Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
ISBN: 9789604508051
Size: 44.55 MB
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Get Back Jack

Author: Diane Capri
Publisher: AugustBooks
ISBN: 0988234696
Size: 54.52 MB
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Does It Again! NEW Hunt for Jack Reacher book! "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character - I love her." Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers When Jack Reacher makes mistakes, who handles the fall-out? FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar’s off-the-books assignment leads them to the surviving members of Jack Reacher’s elite military unit. Five years ago, Reacher sorted and destroyed a team of arms dealers in Lee Child’s Bad Luck & Trouble before he moved on. But he made mistakes. Now, his bad luck and trouble legacy plunges Otto and Gaspar into the minefield of a grudge war between Reacher’s fearless old friends and chilling new enemies. When his enemies take women and children hostage for ransom, Kim’s relentless pursuit leads her deeper into the deadly war Reacher failed to finish. Mercenaries and Kim’s unwavering heart push her through — until she meets the wrong woman with nothing to lose. Lee Child, Jack Reacher, Reacher, military, action, romance, suspense, thriller, mystery, Florida, Michigan, adoption, secret baby, women sleuth, legal thriller, John Grisham, thriller series, mystery series, romantic suspense series, romantic suspense, hepatitis, medical mystery, medical thriller, psychological thriller, strong female, strong female protagonist, police procedural, thriller and suspense, vigilante justice, crime, action packed, private investigators, lawyer, police officer, FBI agents, Alaska, hard-boiled, cozy, legal, medical, suspense, suspense series, spies, tech, techno, technology, crime, financial, murder, theft, litigator, judge, juror, death, due justice, secret justice, twisted justice, wasted justice, mistaken justice, deadly dozen, deadly, gun, killer, sniper, shot, deadly, parenting, relationships, crime fiction, crime novel, kidnapping, serial killers, heist, series, women's fiction, detective, conspiracy, political, terrorism, contemporary, genre fiction, United States

Media Franchising

Author: Derek Johnson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814743471
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"Johnson astutely reveals that franchises are not Borg-like assimilation machines, but, rather, complicated ecosystems within which creative workers strive to create compelling 'shared worlds.' This finely researched, breakthrough book is a must-read for anyone seeking a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary media industry." —Heather Hendershot, author of What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest While immediately recognizable throughout the U.S. and many other countries, media mainstays like X-Men, Star Trek, and Transformers achieved such familiarity through constant reincarnation. In each case, the initial success of a single product led to a long-term embrace of media franchising—a dynamic process in which media workers from different industrial positions shared in and reproduced familiar cultureacross television, film, comics, games, and merchandising. In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the corporate culture behind these production practices, as well as the collaborative and creative efforts involved in conceiving, sustaining, and sharing intellectual properties in media work worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson shows how the cultural and industrial logic of franchising has encouraged media industries to reimagine creativity as an opportunity for exchange among producers, licensees, and evenconsumers. Drawing on case studies and interviews with media producers, he reveals the meaningful identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for distinction that accompany collaboration within these production networks. Media Franchising provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural production embedded in both the media industries and our own daily lives.