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Righteous: An IQ novel

Joe Ide

6 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

IQ is BACK! Sherlock Holmes meets THE WIRE in this fast-paced crime thriller from EDGAR-shortlisted Joe Ide

'The best discovery I've come across in a long time' Michael Connelly

When the beautiful woman you've longed for since boyhood calls and asks you to find her missing sister, what do you do? If you are Isaiah Quintabe - IQ to his friends - you'll do everything you can. The girl, an erratic DJ and gambling addict, has gone missing in Las Vegas - with a frightening loan shark, Chinese Triad gangsters, and her own deadbeat boyfriend hot on her tail. But IQ's search takes an unexpected turn when he meets a criminal mastermind who knows something about the murky circumstances surrounding his own brother's death . . .

'Witty and confident, with a bustling plot, this is a worthy follow-up to Ide's excellent debut' Guardian

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Praise for Righteous: An IQ novel

  • IQ was chosen as one of the New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2016 - New York Times

  • 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

  • Going to 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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Joe Ide

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.

www.joeide.com

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