Five-star reviews of middle-grade book, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives!

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 2 – The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat

I am happy and blessed to say my middle-grade book 2 has received some lovely five-star reviews. Thank you, reviewers, for your kindness in reading and reviewing my book.

To authors reviews are how we spread the word about our books and make us stand out on Amazon. I am deeply grateful for each review I receive. Please spread the word when you read a book, any book. Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your mailman, your doctor, your pharmacist, tell anyone who will listen. That is how J. K. Rowling’s books reached such incredible sales.

You, the readers, have that power to make unknowns famous. Help an unknown, struggling author reach heights. There are some wonderful authors who are yet to be discovered. We authors need your help. We write for you.

Here are a few of the wonderful reviews which have warmed my heart and brought grateful tears to my eyes. I thank you all for taking the time to put your reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Writing is what I love to do and with your continued readership and support I will joyfully continue to do just that with God’s help.

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Addition to the Junior Detective Series, September 16, 2015
By Sarah M – Kid Book Reviewer
This review is from: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 2: The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat (Kindle Edition)
In a captivating story about the adventures of the twin boys, Davey & Derek, author Janice Spina continues to do what she does best. Entertain kids and promote their love for reading. In the second book in the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives series, “The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat”, the boys use special powers to find their friend’s little sister who went missing. The well-developed characters and the wonderful storyline make this book a great read for middle-grade kids and is sure to leave them with an appetite for more.

5.0 out of 5 stars Magical and entertaining throughout!, September 16, 2015
By Allen Smith
This review is from: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 2: The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat (Kindle Edition)
This is a great little book for young readers! There are so many twists and turns throughout. Just when you think you have it figured out, something unexpected pops up in the story. The story is very engaging and will keep the reader on the edge of their seat. It is a magical book full of fun and entertains throughout. I wish I had one of those crystal balls that Aunt Gigi has. The classroom settings reminded me of when I was a young boy and the episodes that went on during class. Great read for youngsters!

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story, September 1, 2015
By Robert
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This review is from: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 2: The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat (Kindle Edition)
Being a grandparent and an avid reader I am always on the lookout for good clean books for my grandkids. Davey and Derek’s Aunt and Uncle settle in town after years of worldly travel, but there is something different about the Aunt that sets her apart from most Aunts – she is a good witch blessed with the gift of magic – one of which is her long deceased cat whoes aura lives on in a crystal ball and still tries to help people. Davey and Derek learn they to have a few magical powers of their own one of which is the cat trying to communicate with them and warn them one of their friends is going to get into serious trouble. The question is can they use this magic and prevent a catastrophy? Cute story – clean- refreshing – and not preachy. The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat will keep a young mind intrigued and reading way past their bedtime.

What will the black cat do?, August 31, 2015
By Gisela H. Sedlmayer, author of the Talon book series “Author of the Talon book series”
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This review is from: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 2: The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat (Kindle Edition)
Davey and Derek, twin boys, like to play detectives, since their mum bought them a book about an detective.
In the first book they had already fun with and now in the second book, written by Janice Spina, they are going on a hunt again.

After school they have to go to their aunt Gigi, until their mum is coming home from work. And there they help their aunt unpacking some boxes. And what they find there, amazes them but frighten them as well. A Chrystal ball with a black cat.

The next day Mickies sister was missing. Mickey was their best friend and helped them in their detective work. Now, will they find his sister? And most amazingly, how they find her?

Very well written. I recommend that book not only for youngsters, for the young in heart as well.

Just received another exciting review yesterday below! Thank you Deanie!

5.0 out of 5 stars This story is a masterpiece you’re going to love from cover to cover!, September 21, 2015
By Deanie Humphrys-Dunne “Deanie Humphrys-Dunne”
This review is from: Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 2: The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat (Kindle Edition)
Janice Spina has crafted another amazing story for young adults! Congratulations, Janice! This time, twins Davey and Derek learn some amazing secrets from their Aunt Gigi. Many exciting events occur. Even Davy, the practically perfect student gets in a little jam in school. But the most mesmerizing part of the story involves newly discovered powers of Davey and Derek. Something potentially tragic happens to their friend Mickey’s little sister. Davey and Derek look to Aunt Gigi and her mysterious black cat to help them rescue Mickey’s sister. You’re sure to love this story as much as I did. You’ll hate to put it down! I highly recommend this wonderful story.
Review by children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
* I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Here is a new 5-star review of Book 1 Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone

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Thank you for stopping by to read my post and for your kind support.

Keep reading and remember – READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, 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 31 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. 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 2 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. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 17+. 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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8 Responses to Five-star reviews of middle-grade book, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives!

  1. Kev says:

    Excellent… well done, and well-deserved! 🙂

  2. Congratulations, Janice, on your 5 star reviews.

  3. J Lapis says:

    Bravo, Janice–I’m happy for your success! I got to thinking about kids’ and youth books–I can’t recall the author, but “Alexander and the Terrible…Day” was brilliant; and I could probably reread the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series today with as much pleasure as when I was “young”. If I weren’t low-income, I’d be sending mega checks to support literacy programs–books and reading are every bit as crucial to health and wellness as nutritious food and water. PS–thanks again for stopping by my party!

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