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. Mumtaz uncovers a link to one of the area´s powerful Bangladeshi families, whose property empire has always seemed suspicious, while Arnold suspects the involvement of more old-fashioned East End gangsters and wonders if some of the nastier rumours about Venus himself might be true. And neither Mumtaz nor Lee likes the look of the children of the super rich, arriving in droves in the trendy parts of Hoxton and Shoreditch and living in luxury just a stone´s throw from grinding urban poverty. The truth, however, is stranger and more dangerous than either Arnold or Hakim imagine. Enough Rope is a powerful and thrilling novel of London´s ever-evolving dark side. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000214/bk_qpuk_000214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Captured in the 1930s before the words psychopath and pedophile were part of common vernacular, notorious serial killer Arnold Sodeman murdered four young girls with little thought of remorse. Without guilt, the evil serial killer strangled them to death with their own clothing and left their small bodies alone in the Australian brush, earning himself a chilling position in the annals of Australian crime. The first victim in his child murder spree, 12-year-old Mena Griffiths, showed signs of having been sexually assaulted, although the man who would become known as The School-girl Strangler denied the assault, and blamed the killing of both Griffiths and the other girls on his inability to control himself after he´d been drinking. The horrific story of this true-life murderer - a tale of mental illness, childhood abuse, brain damage, and alcoholic blackouts - is true crime as its most terrible, and ranks among the worst child murders in world history. After his arrest, Sodeman calmly confessed, saying that when intoxicated, he became overcome by thoughts of revenge, and like a real-life Jekyll and Hyde, transformed from doting husband and family man into a barbarian who strangled four little girls. He chose children and teens, he said, because he could lure them away much easier, but the cold-blooded killer really didn´t seem to recognize the abhorrence of taking a child´s life. Experts now say the handsome but strange Sodeman would likely have been unfit to stand trial for his crimes, given his family´s extensive background of mental illness, but in the 1930s, the serial killer´s biography was a tale that left Australia stunned. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gaius M. Thynne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070231/bk_acx0_070231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Benedict Arnold: a name that has become synonymous with betrayal. However, this wasn´t always the case. At one time he was General (and future first president) George Washington´s trusted advisor in the struggle against the British. What caused this turncoat to turn his revolutionary ambitions inside out to match the crimson of the British? What brought on one of the most famous treacheries in history? Inside you will learn about: A revolutionary in his own right On the eve of revolution The war rages Independence Day Marriage of destiny America´s wayward son And much more! It has long been perceived as a historical enigma, but in this book we are going to tackle it. Listen to learn what turned a man who could have potentially been one of the greatest military heroes of American history - and perhaps even a future president himself - switch course and betray his country in such a devastating way. Listen to learn the true story about Benedict Arnold. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Jeck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092888/bk_acx0_092888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003300/bk_howe_003300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000147/bk_qpuk_000147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000153/bk_qpuk_000153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000070/bk_qpuk_000070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.