YOU'VE NEVER MET A DETECTIVE LIKE IQ...HI FIVE is the next instalment in the adventures of LA's coolest new detective, IQ.
'THE BEST NEW DISCOVERY I'VE COME ACROSS IN A LONG TIME' Michael Connelly
'WRITING SO SHARP YOU MAY CUT YOUR FINGERS ON THE PAGES' Attica Locke
'THE HOTTEST OF RECENTLY-EMERGED CRIME WRITERS' New York Times
'ONE OF THE HOTTEST MYSTERY NOVELISTS AT WORK' Washington Post
'IDE WRITES WITH CONFIDENCE AND A SHARP WIT' Sunday Times
'THE HOLMES OF THE 21ST CENTURY' Daily Mail
Christiana is the daughter of the biggest arms dealer on the West Coast, Angus Byrne. She's also the sole witness and number-one suspect in the murder of her boyfriend - found dead inside her Newport Beach boutique. Angus will do anything to save his daughter and he thinks private eye Isaiah Quintabe is just the man for the job - an offer IQ soon learns he can't refuse.
The catch: Christiana has multiple personalities. Five radically different ones - among them, a naive shopkeeper, an obnoxious drummer in a rock band and a wanton seductress.
IQ's dilemma: no one personality saw the entire incident. To find out what really happened the night of the murder, Isaiah must piece together clues from each of the personalities - before the cops catch up.
PRAISE FOR JOE IDE AND THE IQ SERIES
Joe Ide is the best new discovery I've come across in a long time. - Michael Connelly
Full of humour, originality and high-quality writing. - The Times (Crime Book of the Month) on IQ
One of the most remarkable debuts I've read...Deliciously quirky, written with exceptional panache and a fine ear for dialogue. - Daily Mail on IQ
Joe Ide is the best thing to happen to mystery writing in a very long time. - Janet Maslin, New York Times on RIGHTEOUS
An unpredictable book written by an author with wizard-like gifts. - Wall Street Journal on WRECKED
Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles. His favourite 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 IQ, his debut novel, inspired by his early experiences and love of Sherlock. Joe lives in Santa Monica, California.