W&N Fiction has announced that IQ by Joe Ide has won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel at Bouchercon 2017. The Anthony Award is named after the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), a well-known writer and critic from the New York Times, who helped found the Mystery Writers of America. IQ also won the Writers of America’s Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel and the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, as well as being shortlisted for the Edgar Award, Barry Award, and the Strand Critics Award. Michael Connelly said of Joe Ide ‘[He] is the best new discovery I’ve come across in a long time. And Isaiah Quintabe is the kind of sleuth not seen on the mystery landscape before’ and Chris Brookmyre described the novel as ‘a combustible cocktail of Bosch, Hiaasen and Conan Doyle’
Joe Ide’s second book in the series, Righteous, will be published in the UK in February 2018.