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Arjouni, Jakob

Works: 103 works in 726 publications in 22 languages and 7,221 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other
Classifications: PT2661.R45, 833.914
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Most widely held works about Jakob Arjouni
Most widely held works by Jakob Arjouni
Happy birthday, Turk! by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

106 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like his literary forefathers Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade, he is a loner, but as a Turk, not because he has an option. Yet he is not unarmed; with an irreverent and hilarious sense of humor Kayakankaya goes about his search, all the while drinking too much, encountering obnoxious policemen and easy women. After twists and turns he finally runs into a drug ring built on the exploitation of Turkish immigrants. The influence of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett on Jakob Arjouni is impossible to miss; the plot moves quickly, the action thrills, the characters are unforgettable and the milieu is painted so realistically that it immediately comes to life for the reader
Kismet by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all began with a favor. Kayankaya and Slibulsky were only trying to protect their friend Romario from his protectors, men who were demanding hard cash for the service. It ended with two bodies on the floor of Romario's restaurant, their faces covered in ghostly white makeup. Kayankaya is determined to track down their identities, when he realizes that he himself is being pursued by a faceless and utterly ruthless criminal gang. A new element has broken into the established order of Frankfurt gangland: battle-hardened Croatian nationalists. And when Kayankaya rescues Bosnian teenager Leila from a refugee hostel, the stakes get even higher
One death to die : a Kayankaya mystery by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

69 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Frankfurt, Turkish-German PI Kemal Kayankay searches for a missing Thai woman. Her boyfriend thinks she was taken by people specializing in abducting illegal aliens. Part detective story, part look at the lot of Turks in Germany. By the author of Happy Birthday, Turk!
Magic Hoffmann : Roman by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

50 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred, Nickel and Annette share a dream, to escape to Canada, away from the crushing boredom of provincial Germany. Canada - where you can live free, rent a house on the lake, go fishing, become a famous photographer ... but such dreams cost money ... and money comes from ... banks. But the great bank robbery goes horribly wrong, Fred is arrested but as in all good movies he doesn't grass up his friends. Four years later, Fred is out and heads for Berlin, a city in flux after the dismantling of the Wall. He is pursuing his money, his friends and still, his Canadian dream. But for Annette and Nickel life has moved on ... Magic Hoffmann is a superb novel about contemporary Germany and about one man's refusal to be brought down by his country and his "friends."
Chez Max by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is the year 2064. Securely fenced off from the rest of the world, life in Euroasia and North America is constantly improving, except for the occasional suicide bombing and border dispute. On the other side of the wall however, people live in poverty and misery and countries are exploited and wracked by regression, dictatorship, and religious fanaticism. Max Schwartzwald is the owner of Chez Max, a smart Parisian restaurant but also an Ashcroft agent, a member of a secret government organisation whose mission is to promptly identify and weed out anything that may threaten the political status quo. Schwartzwald's biggest problem is his Ashcroft partner, Chen Wu, a self-righteous loudmouth, who leaves no taboo unbroken, attacks every human weakness and takes liberties at will - all because of the spectacular successes he has achieved within the organisation. But is Chen a double agent who is bringing illegal immigrants into the Euroasian world and is this the opportunity for Max to get rid of his partner once and for all?
And still drink more! : a Kayankaya mystery by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

56 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkish detective Kemal Kayankaya might not know when it?s recycling day, but now he has to help four eco-terrorists beat a murder rap ... Wisecracking PI Kemal Kayankaya cares more about sausage and beer than politics, but when he?s hired to defend four eco-terrorists charged with murdering a chemical plant owner he finds himself stuck in the middle of Germany?s culture wars. It doesn?t take long for Kayankaya to realize that the whole situation stinks and that both the Left and the Right have blood on their hands. And is the fiery journalist Carla Reedermann dogging his steps because she smells a story, or is she after something more?
Brother Kemal : a Kayankaya thriller by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valerie de Chavannes, a financier's daughter, summons Kayankaya to her villa in Frankfurt's diplomat's quarter and commissions him to find her missing sixteen-year-old daughter. She is alleged to be with an older man who is posing as an artist. To Kayankaya, it seems like a simple case: an upper class girl with a taste for adventure. Then another seemingly posh job turns up: a major publisher needs to protect a writer who has offended Islamist groups during the Frankfurt Book Fair. The two cases seem to be straightforward, but it goes all-wrong for Kayankaya, as it almost always does. Luckily, that's when he's at his best
Hausaufgaben : Roman by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German teacher Joachim Linde is well aware that something is amiss in his life and his family, in light of which his recent troubles with his students seem almost secondary
Der heilige Eddy : Roman by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der heilige Eddy<handelt vom mysteriösen Verschwinden eines Berliner Großunternehmers und High-Society-Stars, von Klatschjournalisten, einer Stadt außer Rand und Band, einem Volkshelden wider Willen - und vom wunderbarsten Duft der Welt
Idioten : fünf Märchen by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in German and Dutch and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fünf moderne Märchen über Menschen, die sich mehr in ihren Bildern vom Leben als im Leben aufhalten, die den unberechenbaren Folgen eines Erkenntnisgewinns die gewohnte Beschränktheit vorziehen, die sich lieber blind den Kopf einrennen, als einen Blick auf sich selber zu wagen -Menschen also wie Sie und ich
Cherryman jagt Mister White by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achtzehn Jahre, Ostdeutscher, arbeitslos, Nazimitläufer - der Stoff, aus dem ein deutscher Held ist? Wie viel Gewalt erlaubt die Notwehr? Und wie schmutzig darf man sich die Hände machen beim Griff nach dem Glück?
Ein Freund : Geschichten by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in German and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So ironisch wie ernst, so traurig wie heiter, so lustig wie trocken erzählt Arjouni davon, wie im Leben vieles möglich scheint und wie wenig davon klappt
Bruder Kemal Ein Kayankaya-Roman by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Frankfurter Privatdetektiv Kayankaya ist zurück: älter, entspannter, cooler - und sogar in festen Händen. Ein Mädchen verschwindet, und Kayankaya soll während der Frankfurter Buchmesse einen marokkanischen Schriftsteller beschützen. Zwei scheinbar einfache Fälle, doch zusammen führen sie zu Mord, Vergewaltigung, Entführung. Und Kayankaya kommt in den Verdacht, ein Auftragskiller zu sein
Ein Freund by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Jugendfreund für sechshundert Mark, ein Killer ohne Perspektive, eine Geisel im Glück, eine Suppe für Hermann und ein Jude für Jutta, zwei Maschinengewehre und ein Granatwerfer gegen den Papst, ein letzter Plan für erste Ängste. So ironisch wie ernst, so traurig wie heiter, so lustig wie trocken erzählt Arjouni in sechs Geschichten davon, wie im Leben vieles möglich scheint und wie wenig davon klappt
Happy birthday, Türke! Kayankayas erster Fall by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Türke wird in einem Bordell ermordet. Für die Polizei offenbar kein Grund für genaue Ermittlungen. Da engagiert die Witwe den Privatdetektiv Kemal Kayankaya, und der wirbelt Staub auf
Mehr Bier : Kayankayas zweiter Fall : Roman by Jakob Arjouni( )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vier Mitglieder der ›Ökologischen Front‹ sind wegen Mordes an dem Vorstandsvorsitzenden der ›Rheinmainfarben-Werke‹ angeklagt. Zwar geben die vier zu, in der fraglichen Nacht einen Sprengstoffanschlag verübt zu haben, bestreiten aber jede Verbindung mit dem Mord. Nach Zeugenaussagen waren an dem Anschlag fünf Personen beteiligt, aber von dem fünften Mann fehlt jede Spur. Der Verteidiger der Angeklagten beauftragt den Privatdetektiv Kemal Kayankaya mit der Suche nach dem fünften Mann
Kismet Kayankayas vierter Fall by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kismet<beginnt mit einem Freundschaftsdienst und endet mit einem so blutigen Bandenkrieg, wie ihn keine deutsche Großstadt zuvor erlebt hat. Kayankaya ermittelt - nicht nach einem Mörder, sondern nach der Identität zweier Mordopfer. Und er gerät in den Bann einer geheimnisvollen Frau, die er in einem Videofilm gesehen hat
Magic Hoffmann by Jakob Arjouni( )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred, Nickel und Annette - sie sind jung, die Welt - nicht die, in der sie leben - steht ihnen offen. Sie träumen einen gemeinsamen Traum, und der hat einen Namen: Kanada. Dort könnte man leben, wie man will, fischen und fotografieren, weit weg vom Muff der deutschen Provinz. Doch von Dieburg nach Vancouver an der kanadischen Westcoast kommt man nicht ohne Umweg. Für Fred führt dieser über den Knast in das Berlin nach dem Mauerfall, wo er Nickel, Annette und sein Geld abholen will. Sie wollten zusammen nach Kanada, so war's besprochen - doch the times they are a-changin'. Unlarmoyant, treffsicher und leichtfüßig zeichnet Jakob Arjouni ein Bild der Republik: ein Entwicklungsroman in der Tonlage des Roadmovie. Und ein Roman von Format, voller Spannung und Ironie über private und politische Illusionen, über Deutschland, Berlin und die Provinz."
Kismet : a Kayankaya thriller by Jakob Arjouni( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his friend Romario asks for his help in dealing with thugs demanding protection money for his restaurant business, private detective Kemal Kayankaya finds himself up against Croatian nationalists bent on taking over the rackets in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Edelmanns Tochter : Theaterstück by Jakob Arjouni( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.72 (from 0.41 for Kismet : a ... to 0.88 for Ein Freund ...)

KismetOne death to die : a Kayankaya mysteryMagic Hoffmann : RomanChez MaxAnd still drink more! : a Kayankaya mysteryHausaufgaben : Roman
Alternative Names
Arjouni J.

Arjouni J. 1964-

Arjouni, Jacob 1964-2013

Aruyūni, Yākopu 1964-2013

Arzuni, Giakomp 1964-2013

Aržuni, Jakob 1964-2013

Aržuni, Jakobs 1964-

Bothe, Jakob

Bothe, Jakob 1964-2013

Iacobus Arjouni

Jakob Arjouni Duits schrijver

Jakob Arjouni écrivain allemand

Jakob Arjouni escritor alemán

Jakob Arjouni German author, born 1964

Jakob Arjouni německý spisovatel a dramatik

Jakob Arjouni niemiecki pisarz

Jakob Arjouni tysk författare

Jakob Arjouni tysk skribent

Michelsen, Jakob

Michelsen, Jakob 1964-2013

Арджуни Я

Арджуни Я. 1964-

Боте Я

Боте Я. 1964-

یاکوب آریونی نویسنده آلمانی، زاده ۱۹۶۴

아르주니, 야콥 1964-

아르주니, 야콥 1964-2013

アルユーニ, ヤーコプ