Vile City

Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction

By Jennifer Lee Thomson

Publisher : Caffeine Nights

ABOUT Jennifer Lee Thomson

Jennifer Lee Thomson
Jennifer Lee Thomson is an award-winning crime writer and journalist who has been scribbling away all her life. She also writes non-fiction as Jennifer Thomson and fiction as Jenny Thomson. Vile City (Detective in a Coma book 1) was published by Caffeine Nights in May 2017 and is her first More...


A brilliant new crime thriller series

DI Duncan Waddell has big problems. He’s borderline diabetic. The paperwork is piling up faster than the underwear at a porn shoot.

Now his best pal DC Stevie Campbell, who’s in a coma after being attacked by a suspect, has started to talk to him. Trouble is, only Waddell can hear him.

The last thing he needs is the country’s biggest case to land on his lap.

Three women have gone missing in the city he used to love, but is fast coming to despise, victims of the GLASGOW GRABBER, as their assailant has been dubbed by local hack and all round thorn in Waddell’s backside, Catriona Hastie.

Shelley Craig is the latest victim, snatched as she and her boyfriend took a shortcut through Glasgow city centre.

And she’ll do anything to make it home.

Jennifer was inspired to write the novel after seeing a young couple get off a bus in Glasgow. “I came up with the idea for the book when I saw a young couple getting off a bus in Glasgow in Argyle Street and him going down an alleyway to answer a call of nature. I expanded the idea making the girlfriend worried when he doesn't return. When she finds him slumped down on the pavement, she gets kidnapped.” Jennifer explained the genesis of the book. “Sometimes it is the most innocuous thing which can spark and idea for a novel. Setting is also primary and Glasgow is the perfect backdrop for a crime novel, rich in character and rich with characters,” Jennifer said. Vile City is her first book featuring DI Duncan Waddell and his team, including friend and colleague DC Stevie Campbell who’s in a coma since he was attacked by a suspect. Only Waddell can still talk to him, leaving the under-pressure detective to question his sanity. Jennifer lives with her rescue dog and her partner and is a member of the Crime Writers Association. She’s had a variety of jobs including a hospital laundry attendant where she nearly cut off her hand with a stray scalpel left in a doctor’s white coat, a film extra and a board game inventor. Vile City is published in paperback and ebook.