Book 2 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives is now here!!!

Front cover DD blue


I am excited to introduce my newest middle-grade detective/fantasy/magic Book 2 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series – The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat! I dedicated this book to my two middle grandsons, Jason and Joey, who have not seen the book yet. They will be surprised. Love them so much! They were my inspiration for this series. Here is a photo of the two of them which is included in the book. The cover is my husband’s illustrated version of them.

JJ photo DD 2

This series was so much fun to write. I write off the cuff, meaning that I sit and type and let the characters take over where the story will go. It is an exhilarating feeling to me to not know where the story will take me. Of course, I can change anything that comes along but in this book I let Davey and Derek take me along for a ride! Ha! I hope you all will enjoy the ride too!

Here is the synopsis:

DD Back cover Synopsis blue

There will be more adventures to come for Davey and Derek since I plan to write more stories in this series. I also hope to write a series for girls by next year.

Hop on over to Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble or Create Space to pick up Book 1 to get in on all the fun.

Book 2 is now available on –

Create Space,


Barnes & Noble

Thank you for stopping by! Feel free to spread the word about this book! I would greatly appreciate your support!!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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18 Responses to Book 2 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives is now here!!!

  1. There is a book I need to get, when is it available in amazon? Janice

  2. I have reblogged this to Marsocial Blog

  3. Congratulations Janice on another book! Yayyyyy!!!!

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Tony! It is exciting to complete a project. It was a fun book to write. I let the characters tell the story and tell they did! Blessings & Hugs!

  4. CONGRATS! Shared on FB & Twitter… ❤

  5. olganm says:

    Congratulations and best of luck, Janice! I’m planning on doing a post about it when I’m back in Internet land! 🙂

  6. Reblogged this on Tony A. Smith and commented:
    Check out this new children’s book by award winning author Janice Spina!

  7. lovessiamese says:

    Reblogged this on TheKingsKidChronicles and commented:
    Hooray! Good, clean children’s mysteries. Check this out! A new book by Janice Spina in the Davey and Derek Junior Detective Series books.

  8. Pingback: #Newbooks Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 2: The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat by @janice_spina. For middle-graders with a passion for mystery. | Just Olga

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