He is Isiah Quintabe, he didn’t finish school, he has not always been innocent, he is trying to make amends for his past and he has an intellectual mind. Ide packs a lot of action and scenery into the book’s investigation scenes. Jess Kidd ...Book review blog with lots of heart... Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body, Free bookreviews and other free book related stuff, Louise Jensen - Writer - www.louisejensen.co.uk, Delicately balancing the voice of the author with the needs of the reader. . He is similar in style to Holmes in the way he thinks. MYSTERY & DETECTIVE DETECTIVES & PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS MYSTERY & DETECTIVE If there’s a problem, it’s that IQ, for all his brilliance at inductive reasoning (as opposed to “deductive”; apparently there is a difference), seems at once too removed and too moody for readers to connect with. RELEASE DATE: March 17, 2020. . Another sweltering month in Charlotte, another boatload of mysteries past and present for overworked, overstressed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. [A] sometimes scary, often whimsical, off-the-wall delight . There’s a lot going on in this singular novel, and none of it pretty. HISTORICAL MYSTERY, by RELEASE DATE: Feb. 4, 2020. I would definitely recommend this to readers who like a more sleuthing style of mystery read. Isaiah would be Ali with his one liners and metaphors that has you laugh many a time in this tale and his opponent would be ideally Sonny Liston but in this tale its more like Primo Carnera except he’s on all fours in this tale commanded by a real bad one. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood’s high crime rate. The story has a steady pace, I didn’t feel it was too fast or rushed but it also had a slightly slower more methodical feel about it, and for me, this really suited the style of story. But the hints of other crimes Tempe’s identification uncovers, particularly crimes against children, spur her on to redouble her efforts despite the new M.E.’s splenetic outbursts. Lady detective Bridie Devine searches for a missing child and finds much more than she bargained for. . You can check out the Author’s Amazon Page HERE to buy this and more by Joe Ide. In his debut novel, Ide, a Japanese-American who grew up in the same neighborhood as his mercurial characters, flashes agility with streetwise lingo, facility with local color, and empathy with even the most dissolute of his characters. GENERAL THRILLER & SUSPENSE His writing is like that of Joe Lansdale creator of duo Hap and Leonard and some Don Winslow. I am delighted to share my review today for IQ by Joe Ide, I have had this book for ages and wanted to read it which is why I chose it for the #20booksofsummer reading challenge, and yes I am still playing catch-up with the reviews for this challenge, but I am almost there . LITERARY FICTION | influencers in the know since 1933. Kathy Reichs, by Nettled by several errors in Heavner’s analysis, and even more by her willingness to share the gory details at a press conference, Tempe launches her own investigation, which is not so much off the books as against the books. The present day, with its high-strung social media and emotional overload, could use a contemporary hero like Ide’s, more inclined to use his brain than his mouth (or fists) to vanquish evil and subdue dread.”( Kirkus), “Ide successfully makes his detective’s brilliance plausible in this gripping and moving debut.” (Publishers Weekly). . Arson. I read of some references to Sherlock Holmes in the praises but there is more of Dickens also, who wrote about poverty and the rich, and pursuit of happiness. IQ is a crime mystery book and is the first in the series. The present day, with its high-strung social media and emotional overload, could use a contemporary hero like Ide’s, more inclined to use his brain than his mouth (or fists) to vanquish evil and subdue dread.”, “Ide successfully makes his detective’s brilliance plausible in this gripping and moving debut.”. Breaking and entering. . RELEASE DATE: Oct. 18, 2016. Exhilarating language and [an] oddball cast . Sir Edmund believes Christabel is a “merrow,” a darker and less romanticized version of a mermaid. We’re glad you found a book that interests you. | The villains are appropriately awful, often irredeemably so, and readers will be glad to know that many of them meet their ends in the novel. DETECTIVES & PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS, by The present day, with its high-strung social media and emotional overload, could use a contemporary hero like Ide's, more... by From his lead, IQ, to the most minor of henchmen, LA gang shot-caller, Las Vegas bookie, wounded artist, or drunken junkyard prophet, Joe is able to immediately peer into the heart of his characters. East Long Beach. They pay what he can afford and this is not always in money. Showboat Medical Examiner Margot Heavner makes it clear that, breaking with her department’s earlier practice (The Bone Collection, 2016, etc. All Rights Reserved. The main protagonist Isaiah Quintabe (I.Q) is a likeable and memorable character who keeps it real, a real deal detective, his life described right from his beginnings with his tumbles and falls to his making it right having a second chance as a detective with some poetic justice. . by We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. But Christabel Berwick is no ordinary child. Learn how your comment data is processed. Joe Ide has that rarest of writerly skills – a wholly unique voice, one that is at once irreverent and compelling, moving and incisive. I read of some references to Sherlock Holmes in the praises but there is more of Dickens also, who wrote about poverty and the rich, and pursuit of happiness. Bridie is skeptical, but there are reports of Christabel’s sharp teeth, color-changing eyes, and ability to drown people on dry land. And why on earth was Vodyanov carrying Tempe’s own contact information? There is a real potent voice created by the author Joe Ide, he has crafted a tale about the alternative American dream the other side of the fences tale, a tale of poetic justice in ways, in pursuit of happinesses and what people in the concrete jungle will do for it. Joe Ide. Making my way through crime fiction, one book at a time. He’s a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. This time, it’s a rap mogul whose life is in danger. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. IQ will become a reader favorite (Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X), Ide . As with the others, Ide gives plenty of space in the novel to his other characters, and IQ doesn’t dominate the narrative. The mounting evidence of ever more and ever worse skulduggery will pull Tempe deeper and deeper down what even she sees as a rabbit hole before she confronts a ringleader implicated in “Drugs. Kidnapping. | Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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 . "I love your book blog and am honoured to be there amongst such class" - Carol Drinkwater, Apr 2017, Reading and Reviewing Books - May Contain Beard: "From Tiny Book Blog Buds Shall Mighty Book Blogs Grow" - TBBB. . The rapper himself is not someone who I immediately took to but I did feel for him as he starts to spiral. There are details from IQ’s past as well as what is going on with the current case as well as details about the rapper and what makes him tick. | I caught this one late but not too late so that i can have I.Q fresh in my mind to read the next book soon. Business is steady but sluggish, and IQ, goaded by a one-time high school frenemy named Dodson (rhymes with “Watson,” get it? 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 . I found it very addictive with some great characters and a wonderfully described setting.