While it took Joe Ide years to find his ‘lane,’ his 4th novel in his “IQ” crime series is proof that he indeed finally found it! Masterfully reimagining Sherlock Holmes as brilliant, streetwise Black detective, Ide has him solving daunting crimes throughout the LA basin. Intro: Pandemic Imperfections
Joe Ide is of Japanese American descent and grew 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 love of Sherlock. Joe lives in Santa Monica, California.
He proudly shares that renowned political scientist and author Francis Fukuyama (“The End of History”) is his cousin.