Nailing Jess

Triona Scully 795802468411



Triona Scully

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Nailing Jess is the story of renegade detective Jane Wayne and her relentless pursuit of a serial killer dubbed 'The Withering Wringer' who is strangling local teenage boys.


Crime, Detective, Satire

Short Summary

The story opens with the discovery of a third teenage male victim of a serial strangler. Chief Detective Jane Wayne has been demoted and must solve the case under the watchful eye of a rookie city boy Ben Campbell.

The story ends with a shoot out between the Wringer and Ben. The Wringer has kidnapped Ben's son, and killed Wayne's lover George. Apprehended in her stately home, the Wringer stabs Wayne before Ben shoots her in the head.


The story is located in a fictional town in a modern, matriarchal Britain.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity, Substance Abuse, Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Jane Wayne

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Lone Wolf, Uneducated, Aggressive, Charming, Desperate, Patriotic, Unapologetic, Badass, Blunt, Honorable, Confident, Heroic, Outspoken, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Ben Campbell

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Naive, Aspiring, Beautiful, Complex, Decisive, Modest, Educated, Empathetic, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: The Withering Wringer/ Prof Charlotte McEwan

Age: 42

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Villainous, Secretive, Charming, Criminal, Educated, Leader, Narcissistic, Patriotic, Power-hungry, Confident, Decisive, Engaging, Religious, Skillful, Complex, Manipulative, Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Simon Campbell

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Clumsy, Insecure, Naive, Romantic, Secretive, Seductive, Sexy, Beautiful

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Cranachan Publishing

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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