Hakim and Arnold
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  • 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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    (34)
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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 new set of characters, but just as gripping!

    Absolutely. Anyone who has enjoyed Barbara Nadel' s other books is likely to enjoy this. Featuring two new detectives, and set in London in the recent..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 April 2014 by Cathryn Small (Essex)
  • 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
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    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.

    Second enjoyable read in this series

    I just happened upon this series & I'm so happy that I did! Nice easy listening, well narrated & well paced, I have enjoyed both books about this crim..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 June 2017 by MISS (OXFORD, United Kingdom)
  • 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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    (31)
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    (29)
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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
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    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)
  • 5
    Bright Shiny Things: Hakim and Arnold, Book 5 | Barbara Nadel

    Bright Shiny Things: Hakim and Arnold, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Barbara Nadel
    • Narrated By Charles Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
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    (9)
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    Out of the blue, private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold receives a visit from an old army mate, Abbas al'Barri. Now living in Ilford with his family, Abbas is convinced that he's had a message from his estranged son, Fayyaad, who was radicalised and was last thought to be fighting for ISIL in Iraq. Does Fayyaad's message indicate a change of heart? Abbas is desperate for Lee's help in establishing some contact with him.

    Great story, poor narrator

    I found the narration of this book very disappointing. The narrator appears not to have done his homework in listening to the previous books and was i..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 August 2017 by Alex (Wokingham, United Kingdom)