Books Joe Ide Books by Joe Ide Joe Ide has written books about: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Joe Ide NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Joe Ide. Craig Takahashi hide caption toggle caption Craig Takahashi Code Switch Joe Ide: Creating A Complicated Hero From the Hood November 10, 2017 Joe Ide and his brothers hung out almost exclusively with the neighborhood kids in South Los Angeles. Years later, the city's old haunts and characters worked their way into his books. Joe Ide: Creating A Complicated Hero From the Hood Listen · 6:44 6:44 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/562935061/563114205" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Review Book Reviews In 'IQ,' A Sherlock For South Central October 20, 2016 Joe Ide's debut novel follows Isaiah Quintabe, known as IQ around his Los Angeles neighborhood. IQ solves the crimes police won't touch — even when his clients can only pay him in chickens or tires.