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Jenny Thomson
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30 May 2014 Die Hard for Girls (Book 2)
Huddled in a doorway, in a blonde wig and my best Pretty Woman outfit, I'm already soaked to the skin. Any minute now, a car will pull up and the occupant will ask me how much I charge for sex. As downward spirals go, this is bad. But I'm not here because I'm reduced to turning tricks for a living. I'm here to catch a killer... Throwaways - that's the word they're using for the Glasgow sex workers who've gone missing. But two people do care and Nancy Kerr and Tommy McIntyre won't stop until they discover the truth; even if it gets them killed.

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  • Paperback: 139 pages
  • Publisher: Sassy Books (30 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782793364
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782793366
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,904,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jenny Thomson is an award-winning crime writer who has been scribbling away all her life. She writes non-fiction as Jennifer Thomson.

Dead Bastards, her zombie novel which is set in Glasgow, was published by TWB Press in December 2012 (read more here http://www.twbpress.com/deadbastards.html)

Hell To Pay (the first in a series of books she's dubbed Die Hard for Girls) was published by Sassy Books in July 2013. The follow up, Throwaways, the second in a series of Nancy Kerry and Tommy McIntyre books, will be out in May 2014. She's currently writing the third book, Don't Come For Me.

Her novella, How Kirsty Gets Her Kicks, about a one legged Glasgow barmaid who goes on the run with a gun and a safe load of gangster's cash after killing one of his henchmen, will be published by the critically acclaimed Snubnose Press.

She blogs about writing at http://ramblingsofafrustratedcrimewriter.blogspot.com/ and about zombies at http://deidbastards.blogspot.co.uk

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About the Author

Jenny Thomson is an award-winning crime writer and features writer who has been widely published in the UK and abroad. Shes a staunch advocate of girl power and her book Hell To Pay is the first in a series she has dubbed ""Die Hard for Girls."" Throwaways is the second. She lives in Millport, Scotland.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Kick-ass Nancy Kerr is back! 4 July 2014
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Jenny Thomson's second book in her 'Die Hard for Girls' series, "Throwaways", is almost as hard boiled and entertaining as her first book 'Hell to Pay: Die Hard for Girls'. After a, in my opinion, slightly slow build-up, the action moves along very nicely again, as the dynamic duo Nancy and Tommy kick the asses of some very bad people involved in the disappearance of sex workers in Glasgow. Besides writing about some tough people kicking butt, Jenny Thomson has also a wonderfully wry sense of humour, and lots of compassion, that smoothly spills into her writing. All in all, I tip my hat for this enjoyable romp!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Undiscovered Talent in Scottish Crime Fiction 30 May 2014
By lynsey
Format:Kindle Edition
***** 5 STARS

Huddled in a doorway, in a blonde wig and my best Pretty Woman outfit, I’m already soaked to the skin. Any minute now, a car will pull up and the occupant will ask me how much I charge for sex. As downward spirals go, this is bad. But I’m not here because I’m reduced to turning tricks for a living. I’m here to catch a killer… Throwaways – that’s the word they’re using for the Glasgow sex workers who’ve gone missing. But two people do care and Nancy Kerr and Tommy McIntyre won’t stop until they discover the truth; even if it gets them killed.

It’s back the roller coaster of a ride that is the Die Hard for Girls Series of Novels by New Scottish Crime Author Jenny Thomson, Novel number 2 Throwaways carries on from where last year book Hell to Pay left with a cliff hanger ending with Nancy Kerr and Tommy McIntyre learning that somebody is kidnapping prostituites of the street of Glasgow. With that kind of in your face book summery then you are definitely expecting a book that grabs your attention and will not let you go untill you are on the last page of the book, and this novel Throaways does not let you down instead the author Jenny Thomson leads us the readers on an emotional journey of Highs and lows that will have you guessing right up to the last few pages. What makes this Novel Throwaways and the first one in the Series Hell to Pay so damm good is that the two main characters Nancy Kerr and Tommy McIntyre have this Personal relationship of will they won’t they and when their relationship is in a good place, something will definatley come along and drop a major bombshell for them to deal with.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Coming into its own... 14 Jun 2014
By Liz Wilkins TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Thank you to the author for the review copy.

**3.5 stars***

Huddled in a doorway, in a blonde wig and my best Pretty Woman outfit, I’m already soaked to the skin. Any minute now, a car will pull up and the occupant will ask me how much I charge for sex. As downward spirals go, this is bad. But I’m not here because I’m reduced to turning tricks for a living. I’m here to catch a killer… Throwaways – that’s the word they’re using for the Glasgow sex workers who’ve gone missing. But two people do care and Nancy Kerr and Tommy McIntyre won’t stop until they discover the truth; even if it gets them killed.

So the second “Die Hard for Girls” novella and whilst I enjoyed the first one it was quite frenetic in its action which meant that the characters were perhaps not fleshed out enough. This one however was more considered, gave the characters a chance to come into their own and was paced pretty perfectly between action and emotion.

The first “chapter” was very much a book about vengeance – this one is very much about justice. Previously Nancy wanted to hurt those that had hurt her, now she and Tommy want to look out for others – those who perhaps will not find help elsewhere. When sex workers in Glasgow go missing not much is done, they are the “throwaways” the ones that don’t matter, but they matter to Nancy.

The graphic nature of the violence seen in “Hell to Pay” was often difficult to read – in this instalment, whilst it is still very dark, it is much more studied and relevant throughout, adding to the disturbing nature of the events going on and keeping the reader right in the story. The flow is great and I read this in one sitting, completely immersed for the entire time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pacey, breezy and ballsy 9 July 2014
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I love exploring genres that are new to me, but I am wary of writing a review if I’m not the usual target audience because there might be things I don’t like, or miss, just because I’m not a habitual reader of that style. So, read my review with that in mind.

I’ve read a fair amount of Christopher Brookmyre, who is probably closest to this kind of book - Tartan Noir, Scottish thriller, that sort of thing, and I love Brookmyre’s pace and tone, but I could not say I have read many other thrillers.

I was attracted to this because it had a female protagonist and promised to be “Die Hard for Girls.” Die Hard for Women might have suited me more, perhaps.

It was very pacey and written in a bouncing, enthusiastic style that carried the reader along. Overall this was hugely effective and exactly what you want from a thriller.

However, there was no respite. In the other thrillers I’ve read (with the caveat it’s rather few) there were some chapters or scenes where the pace slowed, to allow the reader to assimilate the action and the information. Especially in a thriller-mystery (and I DO read a lot of mystery) you need the gaps, the breathing space. Because this book was relentless, with no passages of description or reflection, it carried me along too fast and I found that there were illogical or co-incidental leaps in the narrative. A little more attention to how the protagonist and her sidekick worked things out would have been helpful. They had ideas and went to check then out (I don’t want to give spoilers so can’t do detail) and the ideas were correct, and I wasn’t always convinced.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Coming into its own... 14 Jun 2014
By Liz Wilkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Thank you to the author for the review copy.

**3.5 stars***

Huddled in a doorway, in a blonde wig and my best Pretty Woman outfit, I’m already soaked to the skin. Any minute now, a car will pull up and the occupant will ask me how much I charge for sex. As downward spirals go, this is bad. But I’m not here because I’m reduced to turning tricks for a living. I’m here to catch a killer… Throwaways – that’s the word they’re using for the Glasgow sex workers who’ve gone missing. But two people do care and Nancy Kerr and Tommy McIntyre won’t stop until they discover the truth; even if it gets them killed.

So the second “Die Hard for Girls” novella and whilst I enjoyed the first one it was quite frenetic in its action which meant that the characters were perhaps not fleshed out enough. This one however was more considered, gave the characters a chance to come into their own and was paced pretty perfectly between action and emotion.

The first “chapter” was very much a book about vengeance – this one is very much about justice. Previously Nancy wanted to hurt those that had hurt her, now she and Tommy want to look out for others – those who perhaps will not find help elsewhere. When sex workers in Glasgow go missing not much is done, they are the “throwaways” the ones that don’t matter, but they matter to Nancy.

The graphic nature of the violence seen in “Hell to Pay” was often difficult to read – in this instalment, whilst it is still very dark, it is much more studied and relevant throughout, adding to the disturbing nature of the events going on and keeping the reader right in the story. The flow is great and I read this in one sitting, completely immersed for the entire time.

Overall then, very enjoyable (still not for the faint hearted) with a strong female lead, much more character driven, which for me is always key. I’ve a feeling these are going to get better and better and I look forward very much to seeing what happens next.

Happy Reading Folks!
4.0 out of 5 stars Pacy, breezy and very Tartan Noir 9 July 2014
By S. Morton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
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I love exploring genres that are new to me, but I am wary of writing a review if I’m not the usual target audience because there might be things I don’t like, or miss, just because I’m not a habitual reader of that style. So, read my review with that in mind.

I’ve read a fair amount of Christopher Brookmyre, who is probably closest to this kind of book - Tartan Noir, Scottish thriller, that sort of thing, and I love Brookmyre’s pace and tone, but I could not say I have read many other thrillers.

I was attracted to this because it had a female protagonist and promised to be “Die Hard for Girls.” Die Hard for Women might have suited me more, perhaps.

It was very pacey and written in a bouncing, enthusiastic style that carried the reader along. Overall this was hugely effective and exactly what you want from a thriller.

However, there was no respite. In the other thrillers I’ve read (with the caveat it’s rather few) there were some chapters or scenes where the pace slowed, to allow the reader to assimilate the action and the information. Especially in a thriller-mystery (and I DO read a lot of mystery) you need the gaps, the breathing space. Because this book was relentless, with no passages of description or reflection, it carried me along too fast and I found that there were illogical or co-incidental leaps in the narrative. A little more attention to how the protagonist and her sidekick worked things out would have been helpful. They had ideas and went to check then out (I don’t want to give spoilers so can’t do detail) and the ideas were correct, and I wasn’t always convinced.

There was one factual inaccuracy that rubbed me up the wrong way - unless Scottish prisons are incredibly different to English ones - they go and interview a staff member who works in a prison. This simply wouldn’t happen. You need to obtain a gate pass from Security who clear you for a specific purpose in a specific department; the staff member would, in this case, have been told to meet the protags in a café outside. They wouldn’t be in the prison for this frivolous purpose. I suppose it added colour to the book but due to my background I found it deeply irritating and better research was needed, all round. Yes, it’s a thriller and yes, it’s a work of imagination but it was trying to root itself in realistic urban Scotland so it needed to be a little more meticulous.

That said - and the irritation might not count for you, if you don’t mind that one little slip like this - it doesn’t get in the way of the story, so maybe it’s just me; I just wanted to give a little hint to the author to double-fact-check.

It was ballsy, breezy, and refreshing to read about a female character who can hold her own though sadly she still gets rescued by a man and the police who have a well-timed entrance at the end, which was a bit of a blow. More fulfilling, for me, is any thriller or story in general where the ending is the work of the hero/heroine’s own cunning, not the deus ex machina of the authorities coming in. Still, this is something the author will improve upon as they learn and study the mechanics of story writing.

The style itself is appealing and I enjoyed that aspect very much - the larger building blocks of the novel (structure in particular) can be improved upon and I am sure their next books will be better and better; they have the potential to do very well, I think, as this genre is popular and the characters were engaging, and the style light, and the book pacey enough to be read in a few sittings.
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