C. M. Okonkwo

Biography

C. M. Okonkwo is a Nigerian author who grew up in Lagos and moved to France to study, where she obtained a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Management, an M.Sc. in Personnel and Employment Management, and an advanced M.Sc. in International HR Management and Development. A lover of travel and tourism, her writing ideas and style are inspired by experiences gained in different countries she has lived in and visited.

Her best genres are action-packed mystery, suspense, thriller and detective. She writes in various genres ranging from thriller, to erotica, to literary/realistic fiction, to romance, to mystery, to a general "suspense" genre. Her writing goal being diversity, she is still exploring other genres, including fantasy, horror, and sci-fi.

Her short story titled "Invisible Daddy" won the Africa Book Club Short Story Competition in July 2014, her novel "Twenty-One Days" is listed as #3 of the 50 Best Indie Books of 2015 at the Indie Author Land, and her novella "All That Glitters" was a Top 5 finalist in the 2018 Quramo Writers' Prize.

CMO is an active member of the International Thriller Writers and the Association of Nigerian Authors (Lagos chapter), she is also the founder of Laybels UCL, a company that promotes reading and writing literature.

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Series

Angela Hunter

Closed Door

Price: Free!

Jammed Door

Price: $0.99 USD.

Locked Door

Price: $0.99 USD.

Blocked Door

Price: $0.99 USD.

Shared Door

Price: $1.99 USD.
Desperate Women
This series focuses on ten young women in the Eastern part of Nigeria, as they struggle to find husbands living abroad.

Dim Noo Abroad

Price: $2.99 USD.

Yankee Based Wives

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

All That Glitters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,370. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
After almost ten years of trying, Kora and her husband finally get the child they prayed for, but there is something amiss with the child. Kora is convinced that she would take the dark secret to her grave, and was doing so until fifteen years later when the truth threatened to reveal itself and disrupt her life. With nothing else to lose, she must undo the past at all costs to save herself.
The Whistling Swing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A neighbourhood is disturbed by a whistling sound at night and concerned residents are going missing. The nonchalance of the landlord towards finding a solution raises Jerry's suspicion and forces him to identify the source of the noise and put a stop to it. Jerry must battle with the strange happenings around him to get to the bottom of the case, but first, he needs to figure out what’s real and
Mama, It's Me!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,430. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A realistic fiction novel of the before life. It captures a baby's journey from womb to world, told from the point of view of the baby, who narrates the story.
Not A Word
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dare suspects his wife of cheating and seeks counsel from his friends for a solution. He comes up with a plan to catch her red-handed, but what he discovers is way more than he expected.
The Other Face
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A couple is troubled by their daughter’s erratic behaviour, but have no clue what is causing it. With help, they finally get to the bottom of the problem, which comes with a shocking revelation.
Shared Door
Series: Angela Hunter, #5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After a double hit at the prison, the police finally apprehend those responsible for the crimes, and during a series of interrogations and confessions, they discover who is pulling the strings... someone they least expect. Now they must dig deeper to get to the bottom of the mystery in time to prevent the last two targets from getting killed.
Yankee Based Wives
Series: Desperate Women, #2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,690. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The young women from "Dim Noo Abroad" are back, and this time around, they have vowed to get husbands living nowhere else, but in the United States of America.
Blocked Door
Series: Angela Hunter, #4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,850. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The police have barely started to watch a list of suspects and targets when another body is found behind a blocked door. It is now certain that someone is indeed after everyone involved in the Closed Door mystery. The detectives get caught up in another race to find who is behind the mystery and stop whoever it is.
Black Box
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
An Ideas Box is proposed during a Market Knowledge session in a company. But the box goes missing because it is believed to contain much more than ideas. Who has the Ideas Box and why? But the main question is: What is really in the box?
Finding Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,940. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Finding love wasn't easy for Samantha, but when love finally came to her, it suddenly vanished... so she teamed up with a Private Investigator and went to find it back.
Twenty-One Days
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 148,010. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Oluomachukwu decided to return to Nigeria to serve her country by registering for the National Youth Service Corps —NYSC— scheme, she didn’t know what to expect. Her first experiences in Lagos, coupled with her personal life issues and activities in camp left her doubting her decision to sign up. But barely two weeks into the programme, she realised that the NYSC scheme had more to offer her.
Locked Door
Series: Angela Hunter, #3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,130. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The detectives believe that someone is out for those involved in the closed-door mystery, so they try to stay ahead of the game. But after another body is found behind a locked door, it changes the whole game entirely.
Jammed Door
Series: Angela Hunter, #2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,960. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After Angela saw what she thought was a body under Father Paul’s desk, she passed out. When she woke up, she realized the detectives had seen something else under the desk... Nothing! But Angela’s persistence made Detectives Slaughter and Pruitt come together again to solve the jammed-door mystery.
Dim Noo Abroad
Series: Desperate Women, #1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,270. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Welcome to the Eastern part of Nigeria, where obtaining a university degree and landing a good job are not the only ambitions of the young women in this unique community. They have vowed to do whatever it takes to find a husband. And not just any type of husband, but one who lives abroad.
Thirteen Suspects
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,270. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.25 from 4 reviews)
A young Nigerian student was found dead in his London city studio. Detectives Christina King and Richard Gailor interrogated everyone that had contact with him on the night he was killed. All of them were cleared, except thirteen particular suspects, each with intriguing stories and secret motives.
Ziora's Surprise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Ziora received a distressing phone call, causing her to leave her house in a hurry. But when she returned home, she was welcomed by a few unexpected events.
Closed Door
Series: Angela Hunter, #1. Price: Free! Words: 21,440. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Frustrated because of a constantly closed door in her house, Angela eventually opened it and the heart-wrenching discovery left her speechless. The detectives assigned to the mysterious discovery dug deep into it, and their investigation led to something bigger.
The XIth Hour
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,270. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
Life seemed perfect for Twil Jeafi, until he suddenly woke up with a type of amnesia. Things got even weirder when he received an anonymous phone call from a lady assumed to be his sister. With some help, he tracked down the mysterious caller and he discovered the unbelievable.

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Smashwords book reviews by C. M. Okonkwo

  • Heller on Dec. 17, 2013

    Very interesting read, I must say. I never read long books, but I decided to start with Heller. It got me hooked until I finished it, in only three days. That's a record!!! I loved the action, the humor, the characters and everything. PS: I also fell in love with Heller.
  • Amulet on Dec. 17, 2013

    The book cover doesn't give a clue of what to expect, but given that I never judge a book by its cover, I dug into this one. And I must admit, I was surprised at how the mystery and suspense were beautifully interwoven with the erotica, all in almost equal doses. A lover of mystery and suspense myself, I knew the minute Jason opened the door at the hotel room that he wasn't alone in there. Yup, I saw that one coming. I would have asked for the same thing as Sam did. I also liked the ending. My heart skipped at first when I saw "Hey Becky," then I started hoping it was a dream before I was finally relieved. And Danny, oh Danny! Interesting character. Nice one S. Wolf!
  • Don't Call Me Baby on Dec. 20, 2013

    It was an interesting read. Nice characters, nice stories, nice everything. Enjoyed it. I'm already sampling the next one, looking good!
  • Bruce Howard - Gentleman with Brass Knuckles on Dec. 22, 2013

    I really enjoyed reading this book. The Author put in some really nice stories and interesting cases. Even though all the clues were in the open, it was always difficult to identify the culprit until the mystery was solved. I can't say which case was my best, maybe the case of "Bruce Howard," because I knew something wasn't right with the way he solved the mystery too soon, and I was right about that. I didn't really like the case of the "Flying Patient," it was sort of confusing and a clue was missing. The last case was sad, but funny, and then it ended well. I hope the next collection comes out soon, can't wait!
  • Tell Tale Heart on Dec. 22, 2013

    I liked the writing style, and the ending. Very interesting story, but too short. I wanted to know what was next. Nice one to the author.