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 award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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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