Hi Five (An IQ Novel #4) (Hardcover)

By Joe Ide

Mulholland Books, 9780316509534, 352pp.

Publication Date: January 28, 2020

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IQ is back- and working a case that involves juggling many more personalities than he expected.
Cristiana is the daughter of the biggest arms dealers on the West Coast, Angus Byrne. She's also the sole witness and number one suspect in the murder of her boyfriend, found dead in her Newport Beach boutique.

Isaiah Quintabe is coerced into taking the case to prove her innocence. If he can't, Angus will harm the brilliant PI's new girlfriend, ending her career.

The catch: Christiana has multiple personalities. Five radically different ones. Among them, a naïve, beautiful shopkeeper, an obnoxious drummer in a rock band, and a wanton seductress.

Isaiah's dilemma: no one personality saw the entire incident. To find out what really happened the night of the murder, Isaiah must piece together clues from each of the personalities- before the cops catch up.

About the Author

Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles, where his favorite books were the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories. He held a variety of different jobs--including Hollywood screenwriter--before writing IQ, his debut novel, which went on to win the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus awards. Joe lives in Santa Monica, CA.

Praise For Hi Five (An IQ Novel #4)

"Joe Ide has sketched a wonderfully clever thinking-man's sleuth in his 'IQ' series."—Jeffrey Fleishman, LA Times

"In Edgar-finalist Ide's stellar fourth IQ novel...readers will root for Ide's distinctive lead every step of the way. This innovative series continues to show promise for a long, high-quality ."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Mystery and detection compete with a gorgeous swarm of supercharged personalities on their own wild rides."—Kirkus


"Joe Ide's IQ novels are an electrifying combination of Holmesian mystery and SoCal grit."

"Ide is still the hottest of recently-emerged crime writers. He has populated Southern California with wildly entertaining characters, from those hinted at offstage to the motormouths whose priceless talk fills his pages."—Janet Maslin, New York Times