Jay Zendrowski

jayJay Zendrowski is a resident of London, Ontario, and has taken to writing in the last few years. He is recognized as a chess master by the Chess Federation of Canada and has published two novels, both works of fiction. His first, The Soldier’s Mirror, was written in homage to his father, a veteran of World War II who landed with the Canadian troops on the French beaches on D-Day. His second novel, Every Breath You Take, is a mystery novel set in his home town of London. Jay is a Professional Member of the Crime Writers of Canada. The third novel in the Tee Pepper Mystery series is due to be released in February, 2018.


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The Soldier s MirrorA story of friendships forged in a time of crisis; of honour, and integrity.
Set against the backdrop of the D-Day invasion of France, an old man’s dying confession reveals an intriguing tale of theft, unflagging loyalty, murder and soul-searching redemption.
The unveiling of this family secret sparks a compelling quest as a dutiful son endeavors to complete his father’s final wish. The touching journeys of both father and son initiate a captivating series of unexpected life-changing events for everyone concerned; far greater than they ever imagined.

Every Breath You TakeSt. Patrick’s Day is generally a quiet affair in the conservative university town of London, Ontario. For Detective Tee Pepper and his partner, Rupert Wallace, the assignment to locate a missing coed takes a quick turn when the young girl’s murdered body is found–all signs pointing to the work of a serial killer. In a case like they’ve never had before, a series of clues that seem to be directed towards them lead the two detectives deeper into the twisted psyche of a clever opponent.

Shake Off The GhostsIn the midst of a summer heat wave, London, Ontario is rocked by the senseless deaths of five teenage girls. A few weeks later, two suspicious deaths occur on the same night. Are the incidents related? Detective Tee Pepper, and his partner, Rupert Wallace, are assigned as primaries on the case. Pepper and Wallace must use all their ingenuity and deductive reasoning to try and wade through a complex array of suspects.
Can they shuffle the deck and pull out the guilty card?

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5 Responses to Jay Zendrowski

  1. Dave Kashikjian says:

    Wow, Jay I never realized you were so talented. Are you guys planning a Dan Surlan Memorial Tournament ???

  2. Dave Krekorian says:

    Jay, you should have Inspector Nagai as the protagonist for your next series of mystery novels, he always uses traditional harsh Japanese methods of getting information even if the person is totally willing to cooperate.

  3. Dave Krekorian says:

    .Jay, in the Surlan Memorial Chess Tournament participants should be required to play his openings such as Schliemann deferred, Canal variation, I don’t know what else he played. Maybe someone will get murdered during the tournament and you can write a mystery novel based on it. Edmonton has (had) a great chess club, comparable to the Marshall club in NYC with separate rooms for play and analysis, but it may not reopen for a long time, boo hoo.
    Write to me at quadvirgo4@gmail.com.. I’m dying of boredom at age 65, have been contacting everyone I used to know out of desperation. I once wanted to be a writer, inspired by Ernst Hemingway, but quickly realized I had nothing to say.

  4. Dave Kashikjian says:

    We should have a reunion of the old chess gang, I’m sure as hell not going to my 50th high school reunion in 2023 !!! I remember Durant studied Organic Chemistry in University just to meet nursing students !!! Peter Murray only had half a point in nine games against Lawrence Day, that’s a bit sad !!! I once went with Nagai to see his Dad (he worked at the University), they were arguing in Japanese about money. I might be getting a bit demented myself

  5. Dave Kashikjian says:

    For relaxation Inspector Nagai would go down to the local chess club where his hapless opponents would be intimidated into submission by his cunning oriental strategy and cold, merciless gaze.

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