Arts & Culture

Deadly Sacrifice: Debut Crime Novel by Nigerian British Author Stella Oni

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | 17 September 2020
Online | Free

Join British Nigerian crime author Stella Oni and special guests for an online book launch of her debut novel, Deadly Sacrifice, which will be published by Jacaranda Books.

The book launch will take place on Thursday 17th September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and will include an introduction, author Q&A and readings of extracts from the book by the author.

Deadly Sacrifice is a chilling new thriller introducing Detectives Toks Ade, Philip Dean, and True Crime author Coretta Davis. When a child’s severed hand is found, DC Toks Ade and DS Philip Dean are put on the case. Thrown into a world of Nigerian traditional customs, ritual sacrifice, and international trafficking, they must find the guilty parties.

Deadly Sacrifice was shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2016.

“Stella Oni brings a welcome new voice and an engagingly fresh perspective in her superbly executed debut crime novel, Deadly Sacrifice. A totally absorbing read.” – Jacob Ross, author, The Bone Readers

The event will take place on Zoom and is free to attend but advance registration is necessary for security reasons. We will send the Zoom link on the 17th September.

Register here

Stella Oni’s Deadly Sacrifice is now on sale for pre-order from the following outlets:

Jacaranda Books




About Stella Oni

Stella Oni was born in London, brought up in Nigeria and lives in London. She works as a Business Intelligence Analyst. Stella is a cake enthusiast and an avid foodie who writes about Food, Culture and Tech on her blog and on Medium. Her dream is to travel around the world to taste and experience food from different cultures. Stella believes that her experience of growing within two worlds has given her a unique perspective. Deadly Sacrifice, was shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2016. Stella is a member of Crime Writers Association and Crime Writers of Color.

Follow Stella Oni:

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Jacaranda Books is an award winning independent publisher of award winning adult fiction, non-fiction & YA.

Kadija George  Sesay is a doctoral scholarship student at Brighton University researching Black British Publishers and Pan-Africanism (1960-1980). She is the Publications Manager for Inscribe/Peepal Tree, publisher of SABLE LitMag and editor of several anthologies. She has published poetry, short stories and essays in anthologies, the latest in New Daughters of Africa (Myriad Editions, 2019) and a poetry collection, Irki (Peepal Tree, 2013). She is a co-founder of Mboka Festival in Gambia and has received awards and fellowships for her work in the creative arts, her research and has judged several creative writing prizes.

For more information about the event or press enquiries, please contact or +44 (0) 7732 697290.

‘Deadily Sacrifice’ is Audible’s Crime & Thriller Pick of the Month: September 2020. Listen for free for 30 days here

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