New Cover for Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 2!

I think every so often we have to update our covers on our books. What do you think? Do you agree?

Of course, if you love all your covers, then you don’t have to. I thought it was time to update Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 2. It needed something more than just a black cat. Check out the new cover on Amazon and Barnes & Noble soon.

My husband created this new one for me. I think it looks great! What do you think? He designs all my book covers and illustrates my children’s books and MG/PT books too. I am fortunate to have him!

If your MG/PT kids haven’t read these books yet, then it is time to check them out. This series was written for my two middle grandsons who were 10 and 12 at the time. They are now teenagers.

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

This Davey & Derek Series won (11 book awards) – 5 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, 3 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – an Honorable Mention, a Silver Medal, and a Finalist, a Book Excellence Award Finalist, a Silver Medal in the Authorsdb Cover Contest, Top Shelf Awards – First Place and Finalist in Red City Review Book Awards and many 5-Star Reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series is a fun and magical series with spells, wands, a black cat, good witches, time travel, ghost hunting and more. There are also life lessons that include being kind, caring and respectful toward others, listen to parents, be helpful and do chores, and bullying is never tolerated or accepted. Parents love this series too! When your MG/PT/YA read these books you will rest easy that they are reading good, clean and wholesome books. What more could you want in a book for your children? Parents are reading and enjoying them too!

Grab copies of Books 1-6 and give your children a gift they will love. Give them wings to fly and watch them soar! Happy Reading!

Here are some reviews from Amazon for this series: (The cover below is the former one.)

This book won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and a Five-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards!

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite

The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat is the second book in the Davey & Derek: Junior Detectives series written by Janice Spina. With their mother having just started working full time and their older brother working part time after school, ten-year-old non-identical twins and junior sleuths, Davey and Derek, are now required to be supervised by elderly Aunt Grisela (aka Gigi) and Uncle George each day after school. Having travelled the world during their long lives, Gigi and George had collected many souvenirs and artifacts, which the twins marvel over. After noticing Gigi’s black cat, Mianna, looking back at them from Gigi’s crystal ball, Davey and Derek decide to solve the mystery which surrounds the cat. It does not take long to determine that Gigi is gifted with magical powers which have been passed down to each set of twins in her blood line, making Davey and Derek the next in line. When Davey wakes one night, screaming, after dreaming of Mianna, who’d tried in vain to convey an urgent warning that Jenny (the Deaf younger sister of their best friend Mickey) is in danger, it takes every trick in the book to save Jenny when she disappears. 

The backstories about Davey, Derek and Mickey are well covered at the beginning of the book, enabling the reader to know the most important details of the main players in the story. It impresses me that Janice Spina wants her readers to have the full advantage of character details to be able to connect with them more, without forcing the reader to buy earlier books in order to do so. The addition of magic to the mystery was a big twist which gave an extra huge element of excitement, adventure and super possibilities for the twins’ future cases which need to be solved. I found The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat to be an excellent magical tale and very much look forward to Davey and Derek’s next adventure. The author’s writing and imagination are incredible. I recommend this book to those in the 7-12 age group, or even the young at heart who love a little bit of magic served up with their mystery.

Here are all the books in the series. (Book 2 has old cover here. I will have it updated with new cover shortly on this promo by my husband, John.)

Each book is a stand alone story with the same characters. They can be read in any order but I always say – begin with Book 1 to get the full flavor of the characters as they grow in maturity.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 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 36 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 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel 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 a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, 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 Cover for Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 2!

  1. Darlene says:

    I like the new cover. You are lucky to have such a talented and supportive husband. xo

  2. noelleg44 says:

    Congrats, Janice, I love your covers but this one is really special.

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