The Chemical Cocktail

Pages: 400
Imprint: Point Blank

The Chemical Cocktail

A Jaq Silver mystery

Fiona Erskine

Jaq Silver is back with a bang in this high-octane third novel in the series
9780861540334 (2 Jun 2022)
RRP £8.99

The Book

Jaq Silver is back with a bang in this high-octane third novel in the series

When Jaq Silver's mother dies, she is handed a poisoned chalice. An inheritance more valuable to her than she could have imagined. Travelling from Portugal to Brazil amid conspiracies and corruption to get to the bottom of her family mystery, Jaq learns she is not the only one with an interest in her unusual inheritance. Racing against the clock as the threats to her life increase on all sides, Jaq must use her scientific know-how to save what matters most.

Additional Information

Pages 400
Imprint Point Blank


About the Author

Fiona Erskine is a professional engineer based in Teesside, although her work has taken her around the word. As a female engineer, she has been often the lone representative of her gender in board meetings, cargo ships and night-time factories, and her fiction offers a fascinating insight into this traditionally male world. She is the author of The Chemical Detective and The Chemical Reaction.  The Chemical Detective was shortlisted for the Specsavers' Debut Crime Novel Award. Her second thriller in the Jaq Silver series, The Chemical Reaction, was shortlisted for the Staunch Prize in 2020. 


Praise for the series:

‘Action, intrigue and a stonkingly modern heroine. It's a blast.' Sunday Times Crime Club

‘Intricate, seductive and thrilling. Erskine's writing glows with wit and danger.' Ross Armstrong, author of The Watcher

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