Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: THE BILLIONAIRE'S CURSE

                                    The Billionaire's Curse by Richard Newsome

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
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**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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TQ said...

I always loved Nancy Drew! The Saddle Club had a bit of whodunit sprinkled in as well.

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TQ said...

Your tweet pushes out the same info for the other book giveaway. I'll have to come back and retweet later on with this BC book. :)

Donna said...

I was a huge Sweet Valley fan but my Daughter LOVES goosebumps.

Gretta said...

I love the Boxcar Children

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Nicole B said...

I loved mystery books as a kid - Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and Trixie Belden were my favorites - I know these are old books (they were old when I read most of them too) I'd hope my children will enjoy reading them as well!

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Cassie M said...

Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and the Boxcar children! I used to listen to the Hardy Boys on casette tape when I was little!

Anonymous said...

I loved Boxcar Children and Encyclopedia Brown.

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Sara Lehman said...

I have to agree with everyone who has already posted and say Nancy Drew! I love mysteries as an adult due to the many hours I spent sleuthing along with Nancy!

DogEar said...

My coworker highly recommended this series to me. I love a good middle grade mystery. They're super easy to booktalk.

Robin said...

I didn't read a lot of mystery as a kid, but I did read Nancy Drew

Leslie Williams said...

My favorites were the Choose Your Own Adventure books, especially the Mystery of Chimney Rock. I still have the book from my younger years :)

Anna Galanos said...

I remember reading the Wishbone books and the Boxcar children books.

pmj said...

nancy drew books
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Patty White said...

I like The Magic Treehouse series!! My son read all of them and just loved them!!

phxbne said...

The 39 Steps series

Holly S. said...

When I was a kid, I couldn't get enough Nancy Drew. I would love to win this for my son. Thanks for the giveaway!

Justin said...

hmmm.mystery books you could always go with the Hardy Boys but my favorite was always the Dark is Rising series!!


Robin Blankenship said...

Nancy Drew

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