Joe Ide (/ˈiːdeɪ/ EE-day, born c. 1958) is an American crime fiction writer of Japanese American descent. Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles, which he used as the setting for a series of crime novels that feature his recurring young Sherlockian protagonist, Isaiah Quintabe.

Ide’s 2016 debut novel IQ received high critical acclaim and was included on numerous Top 10 book lists for both 2016 and 2017. It went on to be nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American writer, and received many other nominations and awards. IQ’s sequel Righteous was also widely praised.

Ide is a cousin of Francis Fukuyama.

Books in order of publication:

IQ Books

IQ(2016) 
Righteous(2017) 
Wrecked(2018) 
Hi Five(2020) 
Smoke(2021)