Winston Wong Cozies

Seniors Sleuth (Winston #1)

2015 CLUE Award Finalist

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.


Seniors Sleuth is written with warmth, humor and an eccentric cast of characters and, most of all, a loveable hero.”
Hannah Dennison, author of The Honeychurch Hall Mysteries and The Vicky Hill Mysteries

“Winston Wong, a slacker game developer in the middle of Silicon Valley, is a completely charming rookie sleuth.”
Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award-winning author of the Mas Arai and Officer Ellie Rush mysteries

“Seniors Sleuth is a charming, humorous novel with an intriguing storyline wrapped with endearing characters.”
Lois Lavrisa, bestselling award-winning author of Dying for Dinner Rolls 

“A book that will make you laugh, with fun witty characters and a story line so good you won’t want to stop reading it.” Shelley’s Book Case

“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)

Winston Wong, expert seniors’ sleuth, takes on a case in his local neighborhood. When the captain of the block, a reclusive robot inventor, has a fatal fall, Winston suspects foul play. But was it the ambitious events coordinator, the slick banker, the eco activist, or the tiger mom? Just as his girlfriend is called out of town, his bossy sister shows up at his door. Can Winston get his comfy videogaming life back and solve the unneighborly crime…before he becomes the next victim?


“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)

Winston Wong’s wedding rehearsal goes awry after the eccentric Chan family shows up uninvited. Then the patriarch of the clan dies in a strange way.Winston switches to sleuth mode, placing himself and his bride-to-be in perilous danger. With a killer on the loose, can Winston survive long enough to catch the culprit and enjoy his big day?

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