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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)
A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.

East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch.

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 tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he's forced to take on clients who can pay.

This time it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.

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 (Iq Book 1)
Author(s): Joe Ide
ISBN: 1-4746-0718-7 / 978-1-4746-0718-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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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
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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
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November 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: I.Q.
Author(s): Joe Ide
Publisher: Der Horverlag
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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
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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
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Kindle Editions

April 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: IQ: A combustible cocktail of Bosch, Hiaasen and Conan Doyle (Iq Book 1)
Author(s): Joe Ide
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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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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