British Nigerian Stella Oni is the author of DEADLY SACRIFICE, book 1 of the Toks Ade Mystery series. Book 1 of the Toks Ade Mystery series. It is a fast-paced police procedural set in London and Nigeria about human trafficking and ritualistic killing. Its lead character is Detective Toks Ade, the first black female police detective in UK fiction, published by Jacaranda Books.
Deadly Sacrifice was nominated for the SI Leeds Literary Prize and was an Audible Crime & Thriller pick.
Stella won the ITW Thrillerfest BIPOC Scholarship in 2021 and was chosen as one of the runners up for the inaugural CrimeFest bursary for writers of colour in 2022. She adjudicated the Crime Novel – Pitlochry Quaich competition for Scottish Association of Writers(SAW) in 2023 and is an International Thriller Writers judge. She serves on the board of Crime Writers Association.
Stella has a Linguistics and African Languages degree from the University of Benin and an MSc in Information Systems and Technology from City University, London. She is a content creator across Food and Technology and loves reading and reviewing books.
She dreams of travelling worldwide to taste and experience food from different cultures. She believes that growing up within two worlds has given her a unique perspective.
Stella is working on book 2 of the Toks Ade Mystery series.
She is also writing “The Stranger in the House” – book 1 of The London House Mystery series. The lead character is Elizabeth Ojo, the clever housekeeper of the Mews luxury hotel in Knightsbridge, who gets embroiled in the troubles of her secretive wealthy guests. It is “The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Clients Meet Crazy Rich Asians“.
Stella loves to explore the world of The Mews Hotel in short stories and her 3rd story is The Troublesome Rich Girl, in the limited holiday anthology Festive Mayhem 3. Here is a summary;
“When Elizabeth agreed to look out for the rebellious teenager Tayo Adelaja and her cousin Angelica, she enlisted the help of the Mews hotel’s social media obsessed apprentice, Rosie O’Toole—only for the three to disappear!”
Another short story titled “The Black Widow of Oshogbo” is based on a work-in-progress private Investigator series Lara’s Detective Agency, which appears in Midnight Hour – an anthology featuring twenty Crime Writers of Color and published by Crooked Lane. She also wrote “A Wedding Most Bitter” for the anthology Malice, Matrimony and Murder, to be published in November 2023 and is now on pre-order. Stella describes Lara as lean, mean and ready to fight!
Stella is also a speaker who can be contacted by email or via the Contact me page.
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