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Bosch 21, and more

On the Radar — The big news this week is the return of Harry Bosch, in the 21st novel in the series by Michael Connelly. Staying in LA we have the second book featuring Joe Ide’s Long Beach detective, IQ. There’s a touch of futuristic…
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IQ

Brilliantly logical African-American teenager Isaiah Quintabe, private detective, is the protagonist of Joe Ide’s debut novel, which recently won a Shamus award. This street-smart Sherlock Holmes lives in a rough patch of East Long Beach, California, surrounded by colourful characters – especially his dope-dealing, trash-talking…
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IQ

Written by Joe Ide, narrated by Sullivan Jones — Japanese-American author Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles, and it’s obvious he kept his ears open. He has a remarkable ability to capture the cadence, vocabulary, put-downs, and jiving of the mostly African-American…
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