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Jennifer Lee Thomson

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Jennifer Lee Thomson is an award-winning crime writer and former football writer and boardgame inventor who has been scribbling away all her life. She also writes as Jennifer Thomson and Jenny Thomson.


Jennifer Lee Thomson is an award-winning Scottish crime writer who has been scribbling away all her life. She also writes non-fiction as Jennifer Thomson and fiction as Jenny Thomson. She’s owned by a giant rescue dog called Harley.

Her latest book is award-winning Scottish crime thriller Vile City – Volume 1 in her Detective in a Coma series. Out now from Diamond Books. The novel was previously published by Caffeine Nights-

Meet DI Waddell: overworked and now his best pal who’s in a coma is talking to him (and only him). Can he find missing Shelley before it’s too late?

The second book in the series Cannibal City will be published in 2022. The next two books in the series Romeo City and Vigilante City are also written.

How kirsty Gets Her Kicks (Shotgun Honey)
The Nancy Kerr and Tommy McIntyre mysteries-
Hell To Pay (Crime Files Book 1), Throwaways and Don’t Come for Me.

She penned the Crime Files trilogy Hell to Pay, Throwaways and Don’t Come for Me featuring Nancy Kerr who vows to avenge her parents murder and joins forces with former Special Forces soldier Tommy McIntyre to solve crimes.

How Kirsty Gets Her Kicks about a one-legged Glasgow barmaid on the run with a gangster’s cash and hot gun after killing one of his men who got a bit handsie arrived in 2019 from Shotgun Honey.

She’s also a human and animal rights advocate and wrote Living Cruelty Free – Live a More Compassionate Life, Bullying – A Parent’s Guide and Caring for Your Dog.

In her spare time she plans how to survive a zombie apocalypse and penned Glasgow zombie thriller Dead Bastards.

Other Awards

Winner of the Scottish Association of Writers Pitlochry Quaich award for a first crime novel for Vile City.

Books by Jennifer Lee Thomson

  • Hell to Pay (Crime Files Book 1)


  • Throwaways (Crime Files Book 2)


  • Don't Come for Me (Crime Files Book 3)


  • Vile City (Detective in a Coma Bk 1)


  • How Kirsty Gets Her Kicks


  • Dead Bastards