Mimi Lee Gets a Clue (Sassy Cat #1)


A Los Angeles pet groomer gets implicated in a murder. Will she and her sassy cat be able to clear her name?

“A frothy, fun series debut.”Kirkus Reviews link

Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines (Sassy Cat #2)

Mimi Lee finds herself in a pawful predicament—with her younger sister’s livelihood on the line. link



Seniors Sleuth (Winston #1)

2015 CLUE Award Finalist

Even the local senior home isn’t safe. Winston Wong, seniors’ sleuth, investigates!

“I highly recommend Seniors Sleuth. J.J.Chow has written a great mystery mixing seniors, video games and quirky characters together in a perfect blend.”
—Trudi LoPreto, Readers’ Favorite (5-star review)

Robot Revenge (Winston #2)

Can Winston solve the un-neighborly crime?

“J.J. Chow’s Robot Revenge is a must-read for cozy mystery fans. In this delightful sequel to Seniors Sleuth, we follow Winston Wong as he tracks the killer of a local crime watch captain, only to discover an entire neighborhood of suspects. It’s a well-written story of suburban intrigue.”

—Janice Peacock, author of the Glass Bead Mystery Series

Wedding Woes (Winston #3)

A killer on the loose! Can Winston’s wedding day get any worse?

PRAISE for the Winston Wong mystery series 
“This is a well-written story that intertwines Asian culture and values . . . and very likable and unique characters.”
-Christa Reads and Write



The 228 Legacy

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Honorable Mention in 2015 San Francisco Book Festival
2013 Finalist for Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award

Book of the Year Finalist

A Taiwanese-American family exposes personal and historical long-standing secrets.
Online resources about 228:
  -The 228 Memorial Foundation’s report
  -George H. Kerr’s Formosa Betrayed, the text or PDF version

“Set in Los Angeles in 1980, Chow depicts how each woman must face the parts of their lives that do not measure up… this story is touching in its depiction of the characters’ changing relationships.” Publishers Weekly


Dragonfly Dreams

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Teen Vogue pick

Bronze medalist, 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

A YA paranormal story about motherly love and immigrant drama.

“A supernatural story about second chances that conveys the power of jealousy, attachment, regret, family love…” Cara Chow, author of Bitter Melon, 2011 YALSA Best Fiction Finalist

“I absolutely loved this book. The characters were easy to identify with…I felt like they were part of my own family.” Rebecca Lovell Books