‘IQ’ by Joe Ide

‘Fun New Detective Series’

Score: 4/5

Joe Ide

Yeah, it’s another take on the ridiculously-smart-detective trope. Sherlock Holmes has a lot to answer for! And of course the detective has an odd name (‘Isaiah Quintabe’ - the ‘IQ’ of the title) and a distinctive car.

This particular setting is a young black man in one of the poorer bits of Los Angeles who ends up gradually moving into a ‘private detective’ role for his community. Drugs, gangs and race feature prominently.

It’s engaging and interesting. Might order the follow-up.

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