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IQ

(2016)
(The first book in the IQ series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Edgar Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best First Book (nominee)
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.

They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tyres or some homemade muffins. But now he needs a client who can pay. And the only way to that client is through a jive-talking low-life drug dealer he thought he'd left behind. Then there's the case itself. A drug-addled rap star surrounded by a crew of flunkies who believes his life is in danger, a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic, and a monster killer dog. If he solves this case, IQ can put right a mistake he made long ago. If he doesn't, it won't just be the hit man coming after him....

Genre: Mystery    

"Joe Ide is a bad man: IQ is so hellaciously entertaining, deeply moving, and electrifyingly alive that you'll want to read it twice." - Lou Berney

"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 clamoring for the next book, and for the one after that. This is one of the most intriguing--and appealing--detective characters to come along in years." - Carl Hiaasen

"Joe Ide's IQ is a wondrous double-helix of mean-street savvy entwined with classical detection, like Conan Doyle as channeled through Martin Scorsese. It's a terrific book." - Stephen Hunter

"With its street poetics and truer-than-life characters, this beautifully spun first novel is gonna blow through the crime fiction world like a fire hose-blast of fresh air. Joe Ide has that rarest of writerly skills--a wholly unique voice, one that is at once irreverent and compelling, moving and incisive. IQ will become a reader favorite. It will get glowing reviews. It will be nominated for awards. Let me save you waiting around for the word of mouth to reach you--buy this book now." - Gregg Hurwitz

"Isaiah Quintabe--known as I.Q.--is an unconventional unlicensed, underground detective solving problems for the disenfranchised people of Los Angeles, and Joe Ide's superb novel--IQ--is the one of the freshest and liveliest crime novels I have read in years. His debut heralds an exciting new voice in American crime fiction." - Adrian McKinty

"Joe Ide is the best new writer I've encountered in recent years. IQ is a terrific book with an unexpected story, whose lead character has great potential for a series." - John Sandford


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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: IQ
Author(s): Joe Ide
ISBN: 1-4104-9922-7 / 978-1-4104-9922-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: IQ (An IQ Novel)
Author(s): Joe Ide
ISBN: 0-316-26772-4 / 978-0-316-26772-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: IQ (An IQ Novel)
Author(s): Joe Ide
ISBN: 0-316-26773-2 / 978-0-316-26773-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: IQ: A combustible cocktail of Bosch, Hiaasen and Conan Doyle
Author(s): Joe Ide
ISBN: 1-4746-0718-7 / 978-1-4746-0718-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: IQ: A combustible cocktail of Bosch, Hiaasen and Conan Doyle
Author(s): Joe Ide
ISBN: 1-4746-0777-2 / 978-1-4746-0777-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: IQ
Author(s): Joe Ide
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: I.Q.
Author(s): Joe Ide
Publisher: Der Horverlag
Availability: Amazon   


November 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: I.Q.
Author(s): Joe Ide
Publisher: Der Horverlag
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: IQ
Author(s): Joe Ide
ISBN: 1-4789-4257-6 / 978-1-4789-4257-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: IQ
Author(s): Joe Ide
ISBN: 1-4789-4260-6 / 978-1-4789-4260-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: IQ
Author(s): Joe Ide
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: IQ
Author(s): Joe Ide
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: IQ: A combustible cocktail of Bosch, Hiaasen and Conan Doyle
Author(s): Joe Ide
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: IQ (An IQ Novel)
Author(s): Joe Ide
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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