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An Act of Kindness A Hakim and Arnold Mystery by Barbara Nadel
  

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Renowned for a terrific Turkish-based crime series, Nadel has now turned to the multi-cultural East End of London for a new series of which this is the second. It stars a single Muslim mum private detective, one Mumtaz Hakim, badly in debt after the death of her abusive husband. What is extraordinary about Nadel’s books is the amount of social issues she is able to pack round a thrilling plot. This is cross-cultural underworld life with slum landlords, money lenders, sex trafficking and the problems of women hemmed in by religious constraints. It is very good.

If you like Barbara Nadel you might also like to read books by Donna Leon, Magdalen Nabb and Lynda La Plante.

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An Act of Kindness 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. This case is a challenge for the agency, but provides a timely warning to Mumtaz - debts spiralling, her life is in danger of spinning out of control. Both women are on a path towards destruction, as the consequences of ignoring their instincts become ever more dangerous...

About the Author

Trained as an actress, Barbara Nadel used to work in mental health services. Born in the East End of London, she now lives in Lancashire and writes full time.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd April 2014

Author

Barbara Nadel

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www.barbara-nadel.com/
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Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780857387806

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