Books IQ by Joe Ide Hardcover, 321 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleIQAuthorJoe Ide Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve crimes the LAPD disregards — even when he only gets paid in chickens. Genres: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Also by Joe Ide Righteous Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about IQ 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.