Fiona Spence

Books reviewed by Fiona Spence

Death of a Green-Eyed Monster

No one in Lochdubh expects the new constable to stay for long. Dorothy is a distraction for work-shy Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Then a brutal murder comes along and the pair are plunged into a tangled web of conspiracy.

Reviewed on 25 June 2022 by Fiona Spence


Miles Pussett is a former steeplechase jockey but he now gets his adrenaline rush from hurling himself, head first, down the Cresta Run. Finding himself in St Moritz during the same week as White Turf, when horseracing takes place on the frozen lake, Miles gets talked into helping with the horses but something suspicious is going on …

Reviewed on 26 March 2022 by Fiona Spence

The Broken Token

When Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, discovers his former housemaid murdered in a particularly sickening manner, his professional and personal lives move perilously close to each other.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Fiona Spence

Lockerbie: The Truth

On December 21 1988, a passenger airliner blew up in the sky above the small Scottish town of Lockerbie. The events leading up to the tragedy and the subsequent trial of one suspect is examined.

Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by Fiona Spence

Wild Fire

In the final Shetland novel, Jimmy Perez is facing the most disturbing investigation of his career.

Reviewed on 15 September 2018 by Fiona Spence

Black River

A lost city. The world's deadliest jungle. When your life depends on it, who can you really trust?

Reviewed on 01 October 2016 by Fiona Spence

State of Emergency

Ex-SAS man Tom Buckingham investigates dodgy goings-on in an ex-serviceman’s charity after foiling an assassination attempt on his Home Secretary boss.

Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Fiona Spence

Front Runner

Jeff Hinkley is back, and investigating the racing scene again, but someone is determined to see him dead.

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by Fiona Spence

For Valour

Someone in the Special Forces is going to extraordinary lengths to cover up a death in training. Can ex-SAS sergeant Nick Stone get to the bottom of the mystery, and stay alive on the way?

Reviewed on 10 January 2015 by Fiona Spence


Jeff Hinkley, an investigator with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Integrity Service, puts his career and life on the line to single-handedly prevent the collapse of British horseracing.

Reviewed on 01 November 2014 by Fiona Spence


There are riots on the street and tension in Whitehall. Disgraced SAS sergeant Tom Buckingham becomes involved with Invicta, a group who are seemingly doing a good job of helping injured servicemen – but there might be more to them than meets the eye.

Reviewed on 04 October 2014 by Fiona Spence


Nick Stone’s past has come back to haunt him, and he has to find out who wants him dead and also protect his family

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Fiona Spence