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Arjouni, Jakob

Works: 109 works in 705 publications in 22 languages and 7,156 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Short stories  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other
Classifications: PT2661.R45, 833.914
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Publications about Jakob Arjouni
Publications by Jakob Arjouni
Publications by Jakob Arjouni, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Jakob Arjouni
Most widely held works by Jakob Arjouni
Happy birthday, Turk! by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
107 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 903 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 )
45 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 677 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
Magic Hoffmann : Roman by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
52 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 541 libraries worldwide
<Div>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".</div>
Chez Max by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 415 libraries worldwide
<DIV>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?</div>
And still drink more! : a Kayankaya mystery by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
60 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 362 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?
Hausaufgaben : Roman by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 303 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
Brother Kemal : a Kayankaya thriller by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 256 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
Der heilige Eddy : Roman by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 242 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
One Man, One Murder by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
<Div>Winner of the German Crime Fiction Prize A Kemal Kayankaya Mystery A distressed artist comes to Kayankaya for help. His Thai girlfriend has been kidnapped. Kayankaya's raised eyebrow brings protestations of love. He confronts obstructive racist officials, corrupt cops and some of Germany's most depraved and dangerous criminals in his trawl through the immigration offices and brothels of Frankfurt where it seems young women fugitives and asylum seekers are disappearing into the Frankfurt night.</div>
Idioten : fünf Märchen by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in German and Dutch and held by 204 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 202 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 196 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. Geschichten von Hoffen und Bangen, Lieben und Versieben, von zweifelhaften Triumphen und zweifelsfreiem Scheitern, von grauen Ein- und verklärten Aussichten
One death to die : a Kayankaya mystery by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 192 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!
Ein Mann, ein Mord : ein Kayankaya-Roman by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in German and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Bruder Kemal Ein Kayankaya-Roman by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 142 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 127 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
Kismet Kayankayas vierter Fall by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 91 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
Kismet : a Kayankaya thriller by Jakob Arjouni( file )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 83 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 81 libraries worldwide
Idiots : five fairy tales and other stories by Jakob Arjouni( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 64 libraries worldwide
El hada de Arjouni es muy muy divertida: leyendo su historia estaréis preparados, por si acaso un día se os apareciera. Lesen Qué haríais si un día un hada os pidiera expresar un deseo? En su libro, Jakob Arjouni os da un consejo: que no os portéis como sus cinco idiotas! A cinco personajes que, por distintos motivos, se encuentran en situaciones difíciles, se les aparece un hada. No un hada como en los cuentos de la infancia, sino más bien una ejecutiva distante con una agenda apretada y que no puede perder tiempo. Por eso los cinco tienen que decidir deprisa. Hay una condición: están excluidos los deseos que guarden relación con la salud, el dinero y el amor. El hada intenta aconsejar con deseos concretos, como por ejemplo tener un nuevo lavavajillas, pero nadie le hace caso. Ellos buscan algo grande y definitivo para poner fin a sus problemas. Y si por exigir demasiado, lo perdieran todo?
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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 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
German (237)
English (116)
French (22)
Italian (21)
Spanish (16)
Dutch (9)
Polish (6)
Turkish (6)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (5)
Hungarian (5)
Czech (4)
Russian (4)
Portuguese (3)
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Danish (2)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (2)
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