Hakim and Arnold
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(4.3 based on 86 ratings)
  • 1
    A Private Business: Hakim and Arnold, Book 1 | Barbara Nadel

    A Private Business: Hakim and Arnold, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Barbara Nadel
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    It is London 2012 and Stratford in the East End is at the centre of the world. But next to the Olympic Park are some of the poorest and most crime-ridden streets in the city. PI Lee Arnold and his assistant, Mumtaz Hakim, run a detective agency in a community fraught with conflict and tension. Approached by a frightened woman, they start to investigate her stalker. But soon their enquiries turn in a far more sinister direction.

    A Disappointing Download.

    The plot was muddled and many storylines seemed inconsequential and did not tie up at the end of the book. Cannot think many people would enjoy it.

    Reviewed on 07 August 2013 by L. R. Ferrier (Lincoln UK)
  • 2
    An Act of Kindness: Hakim and Arnold, Book 2 | Barbara Nadel

    An Act of Kindness: Hakim and Arnold, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Barbara Nadel
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    Lee Arnold and Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in London's East End. But their latest case could have devastating consequences.A new client, Nasreen, has sought Hakim's help. Recently moved to a new house, and with a baby on the way, this should be an exciting time- but Nasreen has made friends in the community that she cannot tell her husband, Abdullah, about. And when a murder takes place close to their home, Nasreen suspects that Abdullah also has something to hide.

    an easy listen

    Enough going on to keep listening without needing full concentration....ideal when listening whilst doing other things

    Reviewed on 23 March 2015 by Oldspiceis (Bolton, Lancs UK)
  • 3
    Poisoned Ground: Hakim and Arnold, Book 3 | Barbara Nadel

    Poisoned Ground: Hakim and Arnold, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Nadel
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    Ex-soldier Lee Arnold and his Muslim assistant Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in London's ethnically diverse, crime-ridden East End. Mumtaz is approached by an Egyptian woman, Salwa, whose husband is in Belmarsh on terrorism charges. Salwa convinces Mumtaz of her husband's innocence and persuades her to go undercover to prove it. But Salwa is not what she seems. Trapped in an old tunnel that leads to the London docks, will Mumtaz escape with her life?

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  • 4
    Enough Rope: Hakim and Arnold, Book 4 | Barbara Nadel

    Enough Rope: Hakim and Arnold, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Barbara Nadel
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold and police superintendent Paul Venus are by no means friends, but when Venus' son, Harry, is kidnapped and ransom demands arrive from an address in Arnold's patch in east London, the superintendent doesn't know who else to turn to. Arnold and his Muslim assistant, Mumtaz Hakim, soon find themselves chasing leads into several of the East End's uneasily coexisting communities.

    Can't wait for the next one!

    for me the storylines are always well crafted with enough twists, turns and mysteries to make the book unput down able. The characters are like old f..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 February 2016 by lesley Burling (south essex)