|Born||1957 or 1958|
|Genre||Crime fiction, noir fiction|
Joe Ide (// EE-day, born c. 1958) is an American crime fiction writer of Japanese American descent. Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles, which he used as the setting for a series of crime novels that feature his recurring young Sherlockian protagonist, Isaiah Quintabe.
Ide's 2016 debut novel IQ received high critical acclaim and was included on numerous Top 10 book lists for both 2016 and 2017. It went on to be nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American writer, and received many other nominations and awards. IQ’s sequel Righteous was also widely praised.
- IQ (2016)
- Righteous (2017)
- Wrecked (2018)
- Hi Five (2019)
- Smoke (2021)
Awards and honors
- Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel 2017 for IQ
- Winner of the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery 2017 for IQ
- Winner of the Shamus Award for Best First P. I. Novel 2017 for IQ
- Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel 2017 for IQ
- Nominated for the Barry Award for Best First Novel 2017 for IQ
- Nominated for The Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel 2017 for IQ
- Short-listed for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2017/2018 for IQ
- Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2016 for IQ (audiobook), narrated by Sullivan Jones
- Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2017 for Righteous (audiobook), narrated by Sullivan Jones
- Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2018 for Wrecked (audiobook), narrated by Sullivan Jones
- Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2020 for Hi-Five (audiobook), narrated by Zeno Robinson
- Beckerman, Gal. "Raised in South Central, Joe Ide Expands the Territory of L.A. Noir". The New York Times, 2018-09-28. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
- Critics’ and authors’ praise for Joe Ide and the IQ series https://www.joeide.com/praise
- Flax, Margery. "MWA Announces the 2017 Edgar Nominations". Mystery Writers of America, press release, 2017-01-19. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
- Winters, Ben A. "The Smartest Guy in the Room". Los Angeles Review of Books, 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
- Quotations related to Joe Ide at Wikiquote