Book Review-Seniors Sleuth-A Winston Wong Mystery-J.J. Chow | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Seniors Sleuth-A Winston Wong Mystery-J.J. Chow

Saturday, May 9, 2015


This is cozy mystery--the first in the series about a private investigator who is trying to get it right! According to his parents (he didn't become a doctor or a lawyer), sister (hey its his older sister) and even himself there has been very little in his life that had gone right. He had lost almost all the money he had when he invested it in a "sure thing". So now, license or no license he had to somehow become a private investigator. I mean really--the printers even got his business card wrong!!

He put an ad in the Pennysaver and got a walk in almost immediately. It seems there was a death at a senior home and he was asked to please prove that it truly was of natural causes that the gentleman died. That was all fine and good--how hard could that be? Well--clues kept appearing that kept changing our private investigator's mind--and he really was determined to get to the bottom of this-his first case!!

Will he, in his bumbling way, find out whether it was murder--will he get the girl (the first girl who ever took an interest in him--and will he re order his business cards with the incorrect version or the one it should have been? This is a cute read and you should enjoy it. There will be more in the series which I will try to read.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Winston Wong used to test video games but has left his downward spiraling career to follow in the footsteps of Encyclopedia Brown, his favorite childhood detective. When the Pennysaver misprints his new job title, adding an extra “s” to his listing, Winston becomes a “Seniors Sleuth.” He gets an easy first case, confirming the natural death of a ninety-year-old man. However, under the surface of the bingo-loving senior home is a seedier world where a genuine homicide actually occurred. Winston finds himself surrounded by suspects on all sides: a slacker gamer administrator, a kind-hearted nurse, and a motley crew of eccentric residents. To validate his new career choice (and maybe win the girl), he must unravel the truth from a tangle of lies.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)



Jennifer J. Chow, an Asian-American writer, holds a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Master's in Social Welfare from UCLA. Her geriatric work experience has informed her stories. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Her multicultural women's fiction, The 228 Legacy, was a 2013 Finalist for ForeWord Reviews' Book of the Year Award. She also writes the Winston Wong Cozy Mystery Series under J.J. Chow.

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35 comments :

Joanne T Ferguson said...

Looks to be a good read and what a great review! Thank you for sharing and always love mysteries too!

tiarastantrums said...

I like mystery reading. My son also is really into mysteries these days and is always in need of a good book to read for school.

Liz said...

Wow, this sounds like a great book to read! I was actually looking for a book, like a mystery or something along those lines, so this is a great find! Thank you for the info!

A TRAVELOGUE by Brock and Tanj said...

I like mystery books and this might be a good addition on my list.

Monica said...

A cozy mystery sounds intriguing especially when untangling lies. Adding this one to my list. :)

Melanie Burbage said...

This was a good read, I got it just a week or so ago. Enjoyed it. Love mysteries and this was a nice surprise

Dawn said...

This sounds like a good read. I really love the premise of the story. Thanks for such a great review.

Julie Tucker said...

Oh a murder mystery with a romantic twist! Sounds interesting, I may have to pick this one up. Thanks!

Heather Jones said...

Sounds like this guy needs a good break. Seems like a fun read.

Shabby Chic Boho said...

This sounds like my kind of fun book read. I love running across book reviews because I am such a bookworm. Thanks so much for sharing.

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

This sounds like a really cute book that can satisfy your hunger for a good mystery without too much of a time commitment.

Mama to 5 said...

This sounds like a good mystery book. With lots of twists and turns!

Susan Quackenbush said...

This book sounds like it's something I could really get into! I'm a big fan of murder/mystery books. Thanks for the great share! :)

Amanda McMahon said...

This sounds like a nice read. I like mini mysteries.

Amanda McMahon said...

This sounds like a nice read. I like mini mysteries.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I really like that this mystery has a twist. A private investigator who is trying to get it right sounds like an interesting plot.

Kita said...

I love a good mystery book I have been on romance novels lately but it's time to switch it up some.

LyndaS said...

That sounds like such a cute book with little twists and turns to make you want to keep reading. I think I might add it to my summer reading list.

NAZMA IQBAL said...

wau it seems to be a nicebook. i was lloking for a list of books to but and read during summer holidays.this is nice to be a part of that list (brook)

JaimeLovesStuff said...

I love mysteries. This sounds like an awesome read!

Vidya Sudarsan said...

Great review! I like mysteries too.. especially when they turn a book into a movie :)

Jeanine said...

This sounds like a great read! Would love to check it out, sounds really good like my kind of read!

Tami @ This Mom's Delight said...

It sounds like a good mystery. I read a mystery every once in awhile.

Tami @ This Mom's Delight said...

It sounds like a good mystery. I read a mystery every once in awhile.

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

I love mystery / sleuth type books so this sounds like it would be a perect read for me. My son is getting into these types of books too so this may be a great on for us to share!

Kristen said...

I am looking to get some books for jury duty next week. I am going to look this one up.

Melody Robinson Wright said...

Thanks for sharing this book review. I love a good mystery so I'll have to go check it out.

Elizabeth O. said...

Sounds like a great read. I seldom read mystery books, but this one sounds very interesting.

Fiona said...

I've never read a mystery novel before but I'd love to. Thank you for the great review.

Stephanie W. said...

I love mysteries! I will be putting this on my to-read list! Thanks!

Andrea said...

This sounds like a great mystery book! I am definitely going to have to check it out.

mail4rosey said...

I laughed at the business card dilemma being thrown in there. Minor in light of murder. Very cute. :)

DOGVILLS said...

This looks like a great read. I will make sure to grab it as I going on a long road trip

Ourfamilyworld said...

This is my kind of book. I will make sure to grab it when I head to the bookstore next time

Mama to 5 said...

What a great combination plot to this book! I would enjoy this!

 
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