IQ

IQ

Book - 2017
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The LAPD can't keep up with the crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood is taking on the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ, a loner and high school dropout with a fierce intelligence and relentless determination, who charges whatever folks can afford.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410499226
1410499227
Branch Call Number: LT MYSTERY IDE
Characteristics: 475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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ApollosRaven
Mar 26, 2018

Kept me turning the pages several nights in a row. A really clever and interesting twist on the "Sherlock Holmes" template.

JCLGreggW Nov 27, 2017

A high-school dropout after the traumatic death of his older brother after a hit-and-run accident, IQ resolves to help people around him with his unique mix of street smarts and inductive reasoning, a Sherlock Holmes for inner-city LA. this was one of those books where I wanted the novel to be longer just so I could spend more time with these characters.

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pterry25
Jun 20, 2017

IQ - the premise - an exceptionally bright young man who is pursuing being a kind of private eye - bit of a stretch. His skills seem comparable to other private investigators. But I would like to see the next book to see if Joe Ide can sharpen his focus of Isaiah Quintabe.

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Dreamstime
Jun 06, 2017

Great start but then disappointing. I hated the time shifting. IQ is an interesting character, but he is absent during a large part of the book.

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srkmeyer
Jun 01, 2017

Can't believe I read the whole thang. Couple of weak chuckles only, lots of frustration with weak story, characters & plotting.

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brangwinn
May 06, 2017

I hope more books are in the works for this very original detective, Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). He’s from the LA ‘hood. He’s street smart, knows his way around gangs, and yet, incredibly, can use his intelligence and street knowledge to solve crimes. Often done for free for people in the neighborhood, he takes the occasional one for pay. It is necessary to read to the end, in order to fully understand how he is repaying for the guilt he feels in deaths resulting from a gang war.

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CuriosityCounts
Apr 03, 2017

To much gutter trash "N" wording for my tastes. This author should be bagging french fries instead of crafting novels.

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hearnecsh
Mar 16, 2017

Enjoyable page turner, give us more IQ.

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StarGladiator
Mar 06, 2017

A unique blending of Sherlockian crime detection mixed with down home South Central LA flavor and sprinkled lightly with high humor.
YO! Where's my samitch????????

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TootinMoose
Feb 13, 2017

Good read. Hope the author writes another.

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