A Private Business
A Hakim and Arnold Mystery
By Barbara Nadel
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...
In addition to her Hakim and Arnold crime series set in east London, Barbara Nadel is the author of the Ikmen crime novels, set in Turkey. Born in London's East End, Barbara now lives in Essex.
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05 Jul 2012
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'a new and original pair of detectives in poverty-stricken Stratford East ... This despairing look at the underbelly of London has a ring of truth' Belfast Telegraph. — Belfast Telegraph
'Another Nadel winner' Crimesquad. — Crimesquad
'Barbara Nadel weaves an intricate story around the lives of ordinary people and the devastation that is caused when people are not what they seem ... A good read, very enjoyable' Eurocrime. — Eurocrime
'Bleak, brutal and timely' Financial Times. — Financial Times
'Typical Barbara Nadel fare, rich in quirky plotting' Good Book Guide. — Good Book Guide
'a despairing look at the underbelly of London but it has the ring of truth' Independent. — Independent
'an enjoyable novel ... I look forward to the second Hakim and Arnold mystery already' Shotsmag. — Shotsmag
'a compelling new series' Sunday Telegraph. — Sunday Telegraph
'A gutsy tale well-grounded in local colour' The Times. — The Times