June 15, 2015

Seniors Sleuth by J.J. Chow

I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review

Publication date: May 9, 2015
Number of pages: 224
Genre: Mystery
Series: Winston Wong Mystery

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 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.

What did I think of this story:
This was a fun quick mystery to read and a new good series. I like how the author included a little humor along with the mystery solving. The characters were very fun and unique. There are just enough twists that you will find yourself guessing right up until the last part of the book. It was kind of fun to see the video game world collide the retirement world. These are two parts of the world that normally do not go together but the author did this meshing of the two in a nice way. This is a perfect book for you take to the beach for a good day of reading.

My rating:
4 stars

About the author:
 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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