New Review of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 1!

I recently noticed a new review of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 1, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone. It is always a pleasure and quite a sweet treat to receive a new review! I was thrilled to get this review. Thank you, DWPeach, for the lovely review.

D. W. Peach4.0 out of 5 starsFun middle-grade readAugust 19, 2019Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseDavey and Derek are twins who decide to become junior detectives. They aren’t only twins but best friends and sweet kids, and their enthusiasm is cute. Their first case involves a missing cell phone, and though they don’t encounter any telltale clues, they help solve the mystery by keeping their eyes open and asking questions.

The point of view changes frequently, including friends, parents, and the two police officers investigating the crime. Particularly toward the end, there are chapters that don’t involve the twins. Though most of the story is about kindness, honesty, and helping others, the content drifts a little into older themes of bullying, police intimidation, and parental abuse (hitting with a belt), and for that reason, I think the book is suited toward middle grades as intended and may be too mature for younger readers.


Davey and Derek Donato are twins, but not identical, who love to play detective. They are always ready for adventure living in the sleepy little town of Lindon where nothing happens. The twins overhear about a sixth grader who lost her cell phone. The fifth grader twins kick into detective mode to solve their first case with the help of their friends, Mickey Catonni, aka cat. Things don’t seem to add up when a bully gets into the mix.

This book came to me when my eldest grandson mentioned one day that a friend of his got into trouble with his parents when he lost his cell phone. This story began to brew when I thought this over. Once I had a title the story was told through the main characters of Davey & Derek, twin detectives.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this new review. I appreciate all the reviews and feel as it they are early Christmas gifts that I get to open early! Thank you for your kind support! Keep those reviews coming, please!! Bless you all!


Blessings & Hugs!


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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6 Responses to New Review of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 1!

  1. Mary Smith says:

    Lovely review! And your share buttons are back so I’ve tweeted it 🙂

  2. macjam47 says:

    Congratulations on another wonderful review, Janice! 💕🤗💕

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