Nailing Jess

Triona Scully

What if Adam had taken the first bite?

Welcome to Withering, a small town with a big problem in modern, matriarchal Britain. Here the women are in charge while the men hold the handbags.

There’s a serial strangler on the loose and the bodies of teenage boys are piling up on maverick D.C.I. Jane Wayne’s patch.

She needs to catch ‘The Withering Wringer’, but it’s not going to be easy. Demoted for her inappropriate behaviour, she must take orders from a man—and not just any man—an ugly menimist that refuses to shave.

Still, at least she can rely on her drug stash from a recent police raid to keep her sane…

Scully’s debut novel takes classic crime and turns it on its head, with a deliciously absurd comic twist.

The most shocking book you’ll read this year.

Crime Fiction
Publication Date: 26th June 2017
Paperback: 978-1-911279-07-5
Available on Kindle

Praise for Nailing Jess

‘Nailing Jess is a very unusual take on the crime novel which will certainly challenge your assumptions on gender norms. Murder, sexism, satire are all brought together in a clever, and fast-paced novel.’

Portobello Book Blog

‘Nailing Jess has been described as shocking, I would agree with that. It is also the most unusual book I have read so far this year. I was fascinated by the way that the author was able to challenge the reader. An exciting new author and one to watch out for in the future.’
Leah Moyse
Reflections of a Reader


‘…a turn-the-page thriller which is gloriously filthy and laugh-out-loud funny, and which definitely delivers on the promise of that cover strapline. It may just well be “The Most Shocking Book You’ll Read This Year”’

Alistair Braidwood
Scots Whay Hae