Hakim and Arnold

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

A Private Business Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Barbara Nadel (P)2013 Quercus Publishing Plc / WF Howes
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  • Book 1

    • A Private Business

    • Hakim and Arnold, Book 1
    • By: Barbara Nadel
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
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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.

    Regular price: $23.75

  • Book 2

    • An Act of Kindness

    • Hakim and Arnold, Book 2
    • By: Barbara Nadel
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great novel, great reader - appalling production

    • By Mike Spencer on 07-10-15

    Regular price: $23.75

  • Book 3

    • Poisoned Ground

    • Hakim and Arnold, Book 3
    • By: Barbara Nadel
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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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?

    Regular price: $23.75

  • Book 4

    • Enough Rope

    • Hakim and Arnold, Book 4
    • By: Barbara Nadel
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 5

    • Bright Shiny Things

    • Hakim and Arnold, Book 5
    • By: Barbara Nadel
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $19.41

  • Book 6

    • Displaced

    • By: Barbara Nadel
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Irving Levy is a man with few roots and, now that he is terminally ill, is anxious to find anyone to whom he can leave his considerable property. When he learns that there may be more to the disappearance of his younger sister, who disappeared when she was a baby, he engages the services of Hakim and Arnold to investigate. Unwittingly in mortal danger, the private detectives and Levy enter the world of Barking Park Fair and the secrets its brightly coloured attractions conceal. Secrets that lead them back to the chaotic world of post-war Europe where few people were what they seemed.

    Regular price: $18.54