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IQ: The Holmes of the 21st century (Daily Mail) Paperback – 10 October 2017

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  • Publisher : W&N; 1st edition (10 October 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1474607187
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1474607186
  • Dimensions : 17 x 2.6 x 19.9 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 1,221 ratings

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Nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel

Joe Ide is the best new discovery I've come across in a long time. And Isaiah Quintabe is the kind of sleuth not seen on the mystery landscape before -- Michael Connelly

succeeds in being both highly original and continuing the spirit of Conan Doyle... it will be fascinating to see which details from his inspiration the writer adopts. -- Mark Lawson ― THE GUARDIAN

CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH: full of humour, originality and high-quality writing. ― THE TIMES

This is one of the most remarkable debuts I've read...Deliciously quirky, written with exceptional panache and a fine ear for dialogue, it introduces the world to an LA private detective who might just become the Holmes of the 21st centuryDaily Mail

This debut novel offers an original twist on the idea of the Sherlockian super-sleuth.. This is terrific fun, a classic crime formula with a cool comtempory feel. ― SUNDAY EXPRESS

Sherlock Holmes meets The Wire ― GRAZIA

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

[IQ] kicks off what is apt to be a madly lovable new detective series about this smart guy and the vibrantly drawn criminal culture that surrounds him . . . Ide packs a lot of action and scenery into the book's investigation scenes. But he has also built and bolstered Isaiah as a fine, durable character ― New York Times

One of the most original thrillers of the year . . . [A] sometimes scary, often whimsical, off-the-wall delight . . . It's a mad world that late-blooming Joe Ide has brought forth from his past, a spicy mix of urban horror, youthful striving and show-business absurdity. His IQ is an original and welcome creation ― Washington Post

Wonderfully quirky . . . Exhilarating language and [an] oddball cast . . . A total laff-riot ― New York Times Book Review

A crackling page-turner of a debut ― Entertainment Weekly

Joe Ide introduces one of the coolest investigators working the mean streets of Los Angeles . . . Ide emulates Walter Mosley, that great chronicler of South Central Los Angeles via the Easy Rawlins novels. That's some serious company with whom to be traveling ― Chicago Tribune

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 -- Gregg Hurwitz, author of ORPHAN X

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, author of SCAT

Wow! This crime novel has it all - a truly unusual hero, a fast-paced plot, vivid characters, great dialog, tremendous energy, acute observations, a sharp sense of humor, and a touching finale -- John Verdon, author of WOLF LAKE

Fantastic detective debut about LA and rap moguls -- India Knight ― Sunday Times Magazine

Ide . . . dexterously juggles multiple styles and tones to create a seamless, utterly entertaining blend of coming-of-age saga, old-school detective story, and comic caper novel ― Booklist Online

Boasting a combustible cocktail of Bosch, Hiaasen and Conan Doyle, Joe Ide's Sherlock home-boy is the detective you need in your life right now -- Chris Brookmyre

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Chosen as one of the New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2016 - New York Times

This beautifully spun first novel is gonna blow through the crime fiction world like a fire hose-blast of fresh air. . . 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

One of the Most Original Thrillers of the Year - Washington Post

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

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