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Joe Ide is of Japanese American descent. He grew up in South Central Los Angeles. Joe's favorite books were the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories. The idea that a person could face the world and vanquish his enemies with just his intelligence fascinated him. Joe went on to earn a graduate degree and had several careers before writing his debut novel, IQ, inspired by his early experiences and love of Sherlock. Joe lives in Santa Monica, California.

Genres: Mystery
1. IQ (2016)
2. Righteous (2017)
3. Wrecked (2018)
Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2017) : IQ
Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2017) : IQ
Edgar Awards Best First Novel nominee (2017) : IQ
Macavity Awards Best First Book nominee (2017) : IQ
Shamus Awards Best First Novel winner (2017) : IQ

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