About Leye Adenle

Leye Adenle is a Nigerian writer. He has written a number of short stories and flash fiction pieces. Leye has appeared on stage in London in plays including Ola Rotimiโ€™s Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again.

He comes from a family of writers, the most famous of whom was his grandfather, Oba Adeleye Adenle I, a former king of Oshogbo in South West Nigeria. He lives in London.

  • Unfinished Business

    Dead pastors. Corrupt government officials. And over 100 million dollars unaccounted for. Amaka is back in this electrifying third instalment in the Amaka Thrillers series.

    A frantic phone call interrupts Amaka Mbadiweโ€™s new life in London. A renowned pastor has been assassinated in his hotel room while one of her girls, Funke, hid naked and terrified inside a sofa. Amaka is headed back to Lagos, and to a new world of private jets, money-laundering and mega-churches. With her trusted ally Police Inspector Ibrahim out of the country, and the hostile Inspector Musa breathing down her neck, Amaka must race against the clock to rescue Funke and untangle this twisted web of religion, power and politics.

    With a punishing intensity, full of twists and turns, Unfinished Business oscillates with scandal, corruption and sleaze.

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  • When Trouble Sleeps

    Amaka Mbadiwe returns in this gripping sequel to the award-winning Easy Motion Tourist, and trouble isnโ€™t far behind her. The self-appointed saviour of Lagosโ€™ sex workers, Amaka may have bitten off more than she can chew this time as she finds herself embroiled in a political scandal. When a plane crash kills the state gubernatorial candidate, the party picks a replacement who is assured of winning the election: Chief Ojo. But Amaka knows the skeletons that lurk in Chief Ojoโ€™s closet, including what took place at the Harem, the secret sex club on the outskirts of Lagos that he frequents.

    Amaka is the only person standing between Chief Ojo and election victory, and he sends hired guns Malik and Shehu after her. Caught in a game of survival, against a backdrop of corruption, violence, sex and sleaze, Amaka must find a way to outwit her bloodthirsty adversaries.

    Leye Adenle pulls back the curtain on the seedy underbelly of Lagos once again in this gritty and compelling thriller.

    Author:ย Leye Adenle |ย Print ISBN:ย 978-1911115632 |ย E-Book ISBN:ย 978-1911115649|ย Format:ย Paperback |ย No of Pages:ย 336 |ย Pub Date:ย 25th September 2018

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  • Easy Motion Tourist

    Easy Motion Tourist is a compelling crime novel set in contemporary Lagos. It features Guy Collins, a British hack who stumbles into the murky underworld of the city. A womanโ€™s mutilated body is discarded by the side of a club near one of the main hotels in Victoria Island. Collins is a bystander and is picked up by the police, as a potential suspect. After experiencing the unpleasant realities of a Nigerian police cell, he is rescued by Amaka, a Pam Grier-esque Blaxploitation heroine with a saintly streak. As Collins discovers more of the darker aspects of what makes Lagos tick โ€“ including the clandestine trade in organs โ€“ he also slowly falls for Amaka. Little do they realise just how much organ trafficking is wrapped up in the power and politics of the city. The novel features a motley cast of supporting characters, including a memorable duo of low-level Lagos gangsters: Knockout and Go-Slow. Easy Motion Tourist pulsates with the rhythms of Lagos and entertains from beginning to end.

    A modern thriller featuring a strong female protagonist, prepared to take on the Nigerian criminal world on her own.


    Author:ย Leye Adenle | Print ISBN:ย 978-1911115069 |ย E-Book ISBN:ย 978-1911115076|ย Format:ย Paperback | No of Pages: 332 | Pub Date:ย 1st April 2016

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