New Review of Book 3, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog, from Reader’s Favorite!

I was thrilled to receive a 5-star review from a Reader’s Favorite reviewer today for Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog.  Thank you, Emily-Jane Hills Orford, of Reader’s Favorite!

Here it is!

Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
Davey and Derek are twins. They do just about everything together, including solving mysteries and learning a little bit of magic from their Great-Aunt Gigi. On a recent visit to their great-aunt, the boys learned a new magic trick and discovered “a large brown scraggly dog with frightened eyes.” There was nothing to identify the dog, but it did have blood on its paws. So the mystery was definitely bigger than just finding the dog’s home. They conjectured whether there was a murder involved. Just as they were attempting to connect with the dog, it took off. And the mystery deepened.

Janice Spina has a knack for writing mysteries. Her recent addition to the Davey and Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog, is another good twist on what might appear to be a simple mystery. Like the ever popular young boys’ mystery series, the Hardy Boys, Davey and Derek, the two protagonists, make a great team of amateur sleuths. The basic plot of a boy team working together solving the mystery develops simply, mixed in with a little bit of magic, a little bit of boyish fun and a little bit of humor. The reader can’t help but like and even relate to these active youngsters whose minds never stop working. The plot is developed primarily through dialogue, which makes this a good story for an early chapter book reader. There’s nothing better to encourage the reluctant young boy reader than a Hardy Boys-like series mixed with a little bit of magic and a whole lot of fun.

It is wonderful to hear positive reviews like this. It has been such a joy to write this series and I will continue to write more next year. One reader requested that I do a series for girls which I promise to publish next year. In fact, I have already started the first chapter of book 1. Also, on my plate is a Young Adult series that will be published over the next two years.

All Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Create Space, Walmart.com, Sears.com, and other online stores.

Thank you for stopping by and your continued support! Love to hear from readers. Feel free to drop me a line on this site or on my blog.

Blessings & hugs!

Janice

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with nine children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and two 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 won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. All her books are available on Amazon.com, Create Space, 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 a mystery series for girls, a sequel to her first novel, Hunting Mariah, and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2018 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 https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com 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 Book 3, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog, from Reader’s Favorite!

  1. Awesome! Congrats, Janice. ::)

  2. macjam47 says:

    Wonderful!! Congratulations on another stellar review. It is well deserved, my friend.

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