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Toby Oliver was born in London, England, and spent most of his working life as a Civil Servant in central government, and has a degree in politics. After leaving full time employment in 2007, he fulfilled a lifelong ambition of moving to the West Sussex countryside, where he loves nothing more than walking his dogs on the South Downs, and exploring its breath taking views. He now splits his time between Greece, Portugal and West Sussex, where he writes and has completed his fifth novel.

Toby launched his first novel Codename Nicolette in August 2013 (republished Apr 2017). The book was self-published in the UK through the Kindle Direct Publishing programme on Amazon, and CreateSpace for hard copies. By March 2015, Codename Nicolette reached the top 100 in the Kindle store, and reached the 24th spot for Crime, Thriller & Mystery books.

His other books have also reached the top 100 in the Kindle store, his last novel, Duty & Betrayal was awarded a Book Viral 2019 – Millennium Book Award, and was also given an award by The Literary Titans – announced January 2020.