Gerald Wilkins is a normal thirteen-year-old. That is until he inherits twenty billion pounds from a great-aunt he never knew. When he arrives in England from Australia, he finds he not only inherits his great-aunt's estate, but also a note from her which states she was murdered and it is up to him to find her killers. Gerald doesn't have to look very far as the killer doesn't waste anytime time trying to murder him as well.
His parents are more concerned with their new found wealth than they are with Gerald and dump him in England with his aunt's hired help. Gerald meets a likeable set of allies, twins Sam and Ruby, at the British Museum. With their help, they unravels the mystery of the murder, a missing diamond and a priceless diamond casket.
The mysteries lead them to social clubs, breathtaking mansions and creepy underground chambers where everyone they meet becomes a suspect in THE BILLIONAIRE'S CURSE, a fast paced adventure novel by debut author Richard Newsome. Great action from the beginning. I could hardly put the book down and it will especially appeal to the mystery and adventure reader. The novel also alludes to a family secret which sets up a sequel which I'm sure the reader will look forward to with great anticipation. Recommended for the middle grade reader ages 8-12 but will appeal to ages 13-15 as well.
- Published by Waldon Pond Press
- 344 pages
- Ages 8-12
**Disclosure: I received this book at no charge from the publisher for review purposes. In no way does that influence my opinions of the book. I have not received payment for reviewing the book.
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