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Fiona Erskine

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Fiona Erskine is an engineer by day and writer by night.

The Chemical Detective was shortlisted for the SpecSavers Debut Crime Novel Award at Crimefest . The Chemical Reaction was shortlisted for the 2020 STAUNCH Prize. The protagonist Jaq Silver blows things up to keep people safe and is back in 2022 with The Chemical Cocktail.

Fiona’s stand-alone portrait of a factory Phosphate Rocks: A Death In Ten Objects, made the Literary Review’s top 10 crime novels of 2021.

Fiona is passionate about music and outdoor swimming, though not generally at the same time.

Books by Fiona Erskine

  • The Chemical Reaction The Chemical Reaction


  • The Chemical Cocktail The Chemical Cocktail


  • The Chemical Code The Chemical Code


  • Phosphate Rocks: A Death in Ten Objects Phosphate Rocks: A Death in Ten Objects


  • The Chemical Detective The Chemical Detective


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