Jakob Arjouni
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Jakob Arjouni

Jakob Arjouni was born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1964, the son of acclaimed German playwright Hans Gunter Michelson. He has written numerous books, including the novel Magic Hoffmann, which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Award and Chez Max, a dystopian vision of the near future. But it is for his series of five mysteries - featuring Turkish immigrant detective Kemal Kayankaya - for which he has become best known. Bestsellers throughout Europe, with One Man, One Murder winning the German Crime Fiction Prize, they have also been turned into wildly popular movies in his home country. Sadly, Jakob Arjouni died at the age of just 48 in January 2013, from pancreatic cancer. Critical Praise for Jakob Arjouni 'A worthy grandson of Marlowe and Spade.' - Stern 'Jakob Arjouni writes the best urban thrillers since Raymond Chandler' - Tempo 'There is hardly another German-speaking writer who is as sure of his milieu as Arjouni is. He draws incredibly vivid pictures of people and their fates in just a few words. He is a master of the sketch – and the caricature – who operates with the most economic of means.' - Die Welt, Berlin 'Kemal Kayankaya is the ultimate outsider among hard-boiled private eyes' - Marilyn Stasio, New York Times 'it takes an outsider to be a great detective, and Kemal Kayankaya is just that' - Independent, Jonathan Gibbs [read the full review]

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    • Ein Mann, ein Mord

    • By: Jakob Arjouni
    • Narrated by: Rufus Beck
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
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    Ein neuer Fall für Kayankaya. Schauplatz Frankfurt, genauer...

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Mehr Bier

    • By: Jakob Arjouni
    • Narrated by: Rufus Beck
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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    Vier Mitglieder der "Ökologischen Front" sind wegen Mordes an dem Vorstandsvorsitzenden der "Rheinmainfarben-Werke" angeklagt...

    Regular price: £12.09

    • Happy Birthday, Türke!

    • By: Jakob Arjouni
    • Narrated by: Rufus Beck
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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    Privatdetektiv Kemal Kayankaya versucht gerade eine Wespe aus seinem Büro zu vertreiben...

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    • Der heilige Eddy

    • By: Jakob Arjouni
    • Narrated by: Jakob Arjouni
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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    Ausgerechnet vor Eddys Wohnungstür gerät der derzeit meistgehasste Mann Berlins ins Stolpern - der Imbissbuden-Millionär und Heuschreckenkapitalist Horst König...

    Regular price: £16.29

    • Schwarze Serie

    • By: Jakob Arjouni
    • Narrated by: Gerd Wameling
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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    Ein Killer hat eine Schwarze Serie, alles läuft schief, und sein Boss ist unzufrieden. Darum heckt er einen Plan aus, mit dem alles wieder in Ordnung kommen soll. Ob das wohl funktioniert? ...

    Regular price: £6.29

    • Magic Hoffmann

    • By: Jakob Arjouni
    • Narrated by: Jakob Arjouni
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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    Fred, Nickel und Annette träumen einen gemeinsamen Traum, und der hat einen Namen: Kanada...

    Regular price: £19.89

    • Chez Max

    • By: Jakob Arjouni
    • Narrated by: Jakob Arjouni
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Im Jahr 2064 ist die Welt durch einen Zaun geteilt. Während auf der euroasiatischen Seite Reichtum und Fortschritt regieren, darben die ausgebeuteten Länder jenseits der Grenze in Armut und Elend...

    Regular price: £9.09

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