The Billionaire's Curse

By Richard Newsome; Jonny Duddle (Illustrator)
Walden Pond Press, Hardcover, 9780061944901, 352pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2010 Kids' Next List
“Twelve-year-old Gerald Wilkins inherits 20 billion pounds when Great-Aunt Geraldine dies - or, should I say, is murdered. Solving the crime is only the beginning of what promises to be an action-packed trilogy.”
— Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA


Description

Gerald Wilkins never considered himself a particularly exceptional thirteen-year-old. But that was before he inherited twenty billion pounds, a Caribbean island, a yacht, and three estates from a great-aunt he never knew. With this fortune, however, comes a letter. One from his great-aunt Geraldine. One that tells Gerald that she was murdered, and that it's up to him to find out why.

Along with his friends Ruby and Sam, Gerald embarks on a journey that will lead him from the British Museum to dodgy social clubs for the disgustingly rich to mansions in the English countryside to secret places far underground. Who was Geraldine Archer? And what secrets was she hiding? Unless Gerald, Sam, and Ruby can find out before the killer does, they may be next.




About the Author
Richard Newsome is the author of the first two books in the Archer Legacy, The Billionaire's Curse and The Emerald Casket. In researching the trilogy, Richard traveled to England, India, France, Italy, and Greece, visiting many of the historical sites featured in the books. He lives with his family in Brisbane, Australia.



Praise For The Billionaire's Curse

“There’s no letup in the pacing, and all the tried-and-true mystery elements add up to an Anthony Horowitz-style romp.”
-Kirkus Reviews

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