The Billionaire's Curse

The Billionaire's Curse

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Young Gerald Wilkins' life is in danger. The world's mostvaluable diamond has been stolen and a guard lies unconsciousin the British Museum, two sedative darts protrudingfrom his backside -- not something Gerald Wilkins knows orcares anything about. Not until he finds himself on a privateluxury jet heading to London for the funeral of a great aunt hehas never met. Not until he inherits her estate, worth twentybillion pounds. Not until he opens a bundle of envelopes sheleft behind.

Was she murdered? Who stole the diamond? And what isthe mysterious artifact that everyone seems to be searching for?

With the help of the Valentine twins -- the rat-fearing Samand the gymnastic champ Ruby -- Gerald's got a mystery tosolve. A mystery that will take him into secret passageways, amusty jumbled bookshop, an ancient crypt, the tower of a ruinedchurch and a colossal cavern where the secret of a pricelesstreasure lies protected by deadly booby traps.

The Billionaire's Curse is an irresistible action story withan array of curious characters, some ancient folklore and anengrossing whodunit guaranteed to keep young and not-so-youngup late turning the pages.

Publisher: [Toronto] : HarperCollins, 2011, c2009
ISBN: 9781554686650
Branch Call Number: J FIC Newso 3558
Characteristics: 344 p. :,ill. --
Additional Contributors: Duddle, Jonny


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Aug 01, 2017

Great book, with a really good plot!
Only down point is there are a few swear words.

ChristchurchKids Dec 23, 2014

What would you do if you inherited 20 billion dollars? This is exactly what Gerald has to decide when he inherits a fortune from his great-aunt, in Richard Newsome’s exciting, roller-coaster ride of a book, The Billionaire’s Curse. When Gerald’s great-aunt Geraldine dies suddenly, his family jumps on a private jet and races over to England for the funeral and the all-important reading of her will. Gerald’s great-aunt leaves him her entire fortune, including houses, cars, her butler and lots and lots of cash. As if he didn’t have enough to worry about with all that money, Gerald discovers Geraldine was murdered and a very valuable diamond has been stolen from the British Museum. The two crimes are linked and it’s up to Gerald and his new friends to uncover the truth. With villains around every corner, who can Gerald trust?

The Billionaire’s Curse is a fast-paced, mystery story with lots of action, creepy characters, booby traps, and close shaves with death. It’s also the first book in The Billionaire Trilogy so watch out for book 2, The Emerald Casket, in the library soon. Perfect for 11+

Feb 28, 2014

i think this is an INCREDIBLE book! usually i read books of authors i know and like but this has changed my mind! an awesome twisted mystery that i think everyone should read! :)

Feb 08, 2013

This book is totally awesome – a great read! The plot is complex, and the action is thrilling. I recommend this book to people who love mystery twisted up with action. READ IT!

Sep 11, 2012


Fantastic book to read

Feb 17, 2012

its amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 27, 2012

Don't be fooled by the comic-book-like cover. This book is extremely complex in it's plot, and leaves more to be resolved in the future books. I enjoyed this book a lot. There isn't romance in it, which is rather theraputic for me, a teenager who struggles to find a book that DOESN'T have some pathetic love triangle in it. Guys will love this (I think). Girls who like adventure and mystery books will love this.
Read this book. It's refreshing and original. You'll love it.

Nov 08, 2011

A really good book

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Feb 28, 2014

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katoptris thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 18

Jan 27, 2012

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Oct 11, 2012

Violence: attacks on Constable Lethbridge, murder, but it's not that bloody


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