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Fiona Erskine, writer & professional engineer
Fiona Erskine is a professional engineer with 40 years of international manufacturing experience. Now based in Teeside, England, she grew up in Edinburgh, studied chemical engineering at Cambridge University and has since travelled the world, working in fertiliser factories, oil terminals and international construction projects.
Fiona's first job was in the factory described in her novel, Phosphate Rocks: A Death in 10 Objects, which has recently been published by Sandstone Press to great acclaim.
Her first novel, The Chemical Detective, came out in 2019 and was shortlisted for the Specsavers Debut Crime Novel Award, while the second book in the series, The Chemical Reaction, came out in 2020. And there are at least to further books to come in the series, featuring main character, Jaq Silver - The Chemical Cocktail, which is due out in 2022, and a fourth novel in 2023.