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Poisoned Ground: A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

Barbara Nadel

3 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

Private investigator Lee Arnold and his Muslim assistant Mumtaz Hakim investigate the death of a young woman and find there's more to the case than meets the eye.

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 prison 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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Praise for Poisoned Ground: A Hakim and Arnold Mystery

  • The plot is intricate and keeps you guessing until thevery last minute . . . This series has brilliantly established itself and this latest is another masterpiece from Barbara Nadel. Long may it continue! - Crimesquad

  • There's no shortage of crime fiction set in London yet it's not often it's of a standard as high as this. Definitely not one to miss - Bookaddict Shaun

  • An intelligent crime novel that explores the fractures that can occur in a multi-cultural, multi-religious community... Well written and thoughtful, this is a powerful novel that addresses serious issues and also provides some good thrills - Sydney Morning Herald

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Barbara Nadel

Trained as an actress, Barbara Nadel used to work in mental health services. Born in the East End of London, she now writes full time and has been a visitor to Turkey for over twenty years. She received the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger for her novel DEADLY WEB, and the Swedish Flintax Prize for historical crime fiction for her first Francis Hancock novel, LAST RIGHTS.
To find out more, follow Barbara on Twitter @BarbaraNadel or visit her website www.barbara-nadel.com

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