Smoke

Joe Ide (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Mulholland Books
Publish Date
February 23, 2021
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.4 X 1.3 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316531061

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About the Author

Joe Ide is of Japanese American descent. Growing 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 his love of Sherlock Holmes. Joe lives in Santa Monica, California.

Reviews

"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 Hiassen
"Ide has displayed a rare ability to mix dark comedy and gut-churning drama...mixmaster Ide's compulsion to blend light and dark (Isaiah's confrontation with the serial killers, while gruesome, takes the form of "a slapstick movie shot in a burning insane asylum") affects the two plots in surprising ways, again producing an emotion-rich form of character-driven tragicomedy, but one in which peril forever loiters in the shallows."
--Booklist
PRAISE FOR JOE IDE AND THE IQ NOVELS:
A brand-new comedic franchise with a bright future... Aggressively entertaining plotting is paired with the kind of dialogue for which readers love Don Winslow. This series is a Los Angeles classic right from the start.--Janet Maslin, The 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
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
A consulting detective for a time and a place that needs one.--NPR

"Joe's brilliant imagining of what Sherlock Holmes would be like if he came out of East Long Beach."

--Mike Lupica, New York Daily News