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by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 10 August 2017. ISBN: 978-1-474-60718-6 (PB)
The author is a
Japanese American (his surname is pronounced E-day), this is his debut thriller
and the private eye he has invented, African American Isaiah Quintabe (IQ by
name possessing a brilliant IQ) is an electrifying and original invention, a Sherlock Holmes of
our times, from the mean, tough streets of East Long Beach.
a high school drop-out and loner, is a detective with impressive powers of
observation and deduction coupled with a huge range of practical skills and
he’s the one who rights a wrong and solves the crimes the LAPD won’t or
can’t.With his side-kick Dodson he
faces his first big test – to find out who wants to murder celebrated rapper
Calvin Wright, who records under the name Black the Knife, who’s reduced to
jelly and driven mental when he’sattacked by a 130lb pit bull terrier. This is The Hound of the Baskervilles in a thrilling re-invention.
interwoven between the incidents taking place in 2013 is the backstory of
2005-2006. It’s here that we learn about Marcus, IQ’s older brother, whose absence
has prompted IQ to become a detective.
is the crackling one-liners, the energy of the dialogue and the superb characterisation
that make the story come alive and render the book unputdownable. The reader
will find him/herself hotly anticipating the release of the series of novels
the author has been signed up to write.
Joe Ide is of Japanese
American descent. He grew up in South Central Los Angeles. Joe’s favorite
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 his debut novel, IQ, inspired
by his early experiences and love of Sherlock. Joe lives in
Santa Monica, California.
her childhood in India, qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in
London for many years. She began writing by contributing feature articles to
legal periodicals then turned her hand to fiction. Having
published nine novels all, bar one, hardwired with a romantic theme, she has
also written short stories and accounts of her explorations off the beaten
track that feature on her blog. A tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work
in progress. Thrillers, crime and mystery narratives, collecting old masks and
singing are a few of her favourite things.