W&N Crime PBO August £8.99 336pp 978 1 474 60718 6 eBook: £8.99 / 978 1 474 60719 3 (April 2017) Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 17494 3 / 9 hrs
‘Going to blow through the crime fiction world like a fire hose-blast of fresh air’ – Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X
JOE IDE IQ
sherlock Holmes meets The Wire in this Edgar-shortlisted debut.
East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, OAPs are getting hoodwinked, children are missing. But word has spread: if you’ve got a case the police can’t or won’t touch, Isaiah Quintabe will help you out.
One of the best books of 2016 according to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review and Amazon.com.
‘i don’t know how fast Joe ide writes, but from now on he’ll have to write faster. Everyone who reads IQ will be clamouring for the next book’ Carl Hiassen, author of Scat
‘Fantastic detective debut about la and rap moguls’ india Knight
‘like Conan Doyle as channelled through Martin scorsese’ stephen Hunter, author of G-Man
‘ide emulates Walter Mosley . . . That’s some serious company with whom to be travelling’ Chicago Tribune
Joe ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles. His favourite books were the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories. Joe went on to earn a graduate degree and had several careers before writing IQ, his debut novel, inspired by his early experiences and love of Sherlock. He lives in Santa Monica, California.
Location: California, USA www.joeide.com
W&N Fiction • August 2017