Joe Ide, author of the acclaimed IQ series, speaks with Jeniffer via Warwick’s books about his latest crime fiction novel, The Goodbye Coast.
Joe Ide’s latest novel is a departure from his IQ series. The Goodbye Coast puts Raymond Chandler’s classic detective protagonist, Philip Marlowe, into our modern world. Which Dennis Lehane calls,”Not so much a reimagining of Chandler’s world but a reinvigorating”.
Joe’s first novel in his IQ series has been optioned for a TV series, and he tells Jeniffer about that process, and why he decided to risk writing a novel using a beloved character invented by the godfather of crime fiction. He also tells how he imagined Marlow in the modern Los Angeles, with modern, and very LA characters—and the fun he had doing it.